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Recipe Adding a CIFS Share

This recipe is applicable to version 2.6 of the SME Appliance and below. Please use the new CIFS wizard if you are using version 3.0+ of the SME Appliance.

You can mount Windows shared folders on the SME EFSS appliance as a CIFS share and then access the Windows shared folders via the SME appliance through the web and all client Apps.

This recipe will walk you through the setup using standard linux tools samba and autofs for reference please see: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/mount.cifs.8.html http://www.autofs.org/

1. Login as root

For these commands you will need to su as root

$ ssh smeconfiguser@appliance IP address

After login su as root

-bash-3.2$ su - root


2. Install samba Packages

This step is only necessary for appliance versions 2.4.1 and earlier.

yum install samba-client samba-common

3. Add a New Linux User

adduser -b /mnt/ -s /sbin/nologin cifsshare

set the password

passwd cifsshare

A new home directory /mnt/cifsshare will be created where the CIFS share will be mounted.

4. Configure selinux Security Setting

/usr/sbin/setsebool -P allow_ftpd_full_access on
/usr/sbin/setsebool -P allow_ftpd_use_cifs on

5. Mount CIFS share using auto mount

Edit the file /etc/auto.master file add a line like:

/mnt /etc/auto.cifs

Create a new file /etc/auto.cifs and add a line like

cifsshare -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm,credentials=/root/cifs.txt ://[remote_server]/[remote_share_name]


cifsshare -fstype=cifs,rw,noperm,credentials=/root/cifs.txt ://WIN8/Documents

Note in the path you are using / instead of \. Also make sure you can ping your CIFS server if you are entering the IP address. In case you are entering hostname edit the /etc/hosts file and add the server name and IP address

under /root create a file /cifs.txt and enter the credentials to access the share


6. Enable autfs Service

Enable autfs

/sbin/service autofs restart
/sbin/chkconfig --levels 235 autofs on

7. Add SME Provider to your account

Login to your SME account and from the dashboard add a new FTP provider

with the following settings:

FTP/FTPS/SFTP account login: the user you created in step

FTP/FTPS/SFTP account password: the password you set in step

FTP/FTPS/SFTP server host:

FTP/FTPS/SFTP server port: 2001

FTP/FTPS/SFTP home path: / The provider will automatically sync and after a while you will see all the files from your shared folder