CIFS move request failing

Murali Bashyam mbcoder at
Sat Sep 30 00:00:17 GMT 2006

SMB_COM_RENAME requires that the new (target) file not exist, which does not
work for this situation unless we explicitly delete that file using
SMB_COM_DELETE. I thought SMB_COM_MOVE is the command to be used by a client
to perform a SMB_COM_RENAME and  SMB_COM_DELETE together in an atomic
fashion, correct me if am wrong.


On 9/29/06, Michael B Allen <mba2000 at> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:59:43 -0700
> "Murali Bashyam" <mbcoder at> wrote:
> > I'm trying to get a windows server to move a file atomically using the
> > move file request, and from some strange reason, the server keeps
> returning
> > a status of object path name not found even though the old file is
> there,
> > and has all the right permissions to do this. Has anyone seen this
> before,
> > what may be causing this behaviour?
> I'm not clear at all about what you're doing but if you are trying to
> use the SMB_COM_MOVE command I do not believe it works in any practical
> way and more important it has not been observed in the wild. Use
> SMB_COM_RENAME instead.
> Mike
> --
> Michael B Allen
> PHP Active Directory SSO

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