[Samba] Samba question - Files bigger that 2GB

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Feb 3 20:00:09 GMT 2005

On Thursday 03 February 2005 12:10, Eduardo Dias wrote:
> Dear,
> I would like to know if samba suports files bigger that 2 GB?
> My system:
> ia32
> RH ES 3.0 (kernel 2.4.20-21)
> Samba 3.0.9

Yes. Samba can handle files that are larger than 2GB on Linux kernels 2.4 and 
later. Please do NOT confuse smbfs with Samba. smbfs is a Linux kernel driver 
that is NOT part of Samba. smbfs is a superceded technology and has been 
replaced with CIFSFS which supports large files also, however, I would refer 
you to the maintainers of CIFSFS for specific details pertaining to that 

> tanks a lot.

A pleasure.

> Regards,
> Eduardo Dias

- John T.
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