[Samba] 2.2.12 large file support (> 4 GB)

Ethan qmailethan at mhm-services.com
Wed Feb 9 22:47:22 GMT 2005

Thanks for the help,

I was totally unaware that smbfs and Samba were not related.  If this is a
recurring, annoying question, perhaps a FAQ entry would steer folks like me
in the right direction (I did read that).  I will check out cifsfs.

-Ethan P

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From: samba-bounces+qmailethan=mhm-services.com at lists.samba.org
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Of John H Terpstra
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 5:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [Samba] 2.2.12 large file support (> 4 GB)

Heya Ethan,

Did you do any homework before asking the list?

1. smbfs is NOT samba! It is also NOT part of Samba.

2. smbfs has a 2GB file size limit as you found out.

3. Use CIFSFS.

4. This is not the smbfs mailing list.

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 14:47, Ethan Pinkert wrote:
> I've seen questions similar to this asked in the archives, but didn't
> really find a suitable answer.
> I'm trying to send backups to a Windows2000 share, and I'm having trouble
> with large files:
> ...
> Is there any way I can configure Samba 2.2.12 to handle files larger than
> 4GB (preferably without a recompile)?

Samba does NOT have a 2GB file size limit - smbfs is NOT samba.

PS: Your version of Samba is unsupported and out of date, the current
is 3.0.11.

> I'm running RH 9.0 and a pre-built RPM from the Fedora Legacy project,
> samba-2.2.12-0.90.2.legacy.

You are NOT using Samba. If you have mounted a Windows share under Linux you

will have used either smbfs or cifsfs.

- John T.
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