What Is the Difference Between the CIFS Normal Share and the CIFS Homedir Share?

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The CIFS Normal share can provide a public directory for all users while the CIFS Homedir share provides each user with an exclusive directory that is named after the user and only accessible to the user.

If you do not need to limit permissions on the shared directory, configure the CIFS Normal share. If you want to allow only specific users to access their exclusive directories, configure the CIFS Homedir share.

In a CIFS Homedir share, a user cannot access exclusive directories of another user.

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Which Ports Must Be Opened to Access a CIFS Share?
Ports 139 and 445 must be opened to access a CIFS share.

How to Change the Name of a CIFS Normal Shared Directory?
You cannot directly change the name of a CIFS Normal shared directory. Perform the following steps to change the name: 1.Delete the share that you want to change. a.In the navigation tree on the ISM main interface, choose All Devices > Clustered NAS Storage System > NAS Services > CIFS. b.In the function pane, select the CIFS Normal share that you want to change. c.Choose Normal Share > Delete. The Warning dialog box is displayed. d.Ensure that no service is running and select I have read the warning message carefully. e.Click OK. The Result dialog box is displayed. f.Click Close. 2.Create a share. a.In the navigation tree on the ISM main interface, choose All Devices > Clustered NAS Storage System > NAS Services > CIFS. b.In the function pane, choose Normal Share > Create. The Create CIFS Normal Share dialog box is displayed. c.Set Share Name to the desired name. d.Keep the other parameters' values consistent with that of the deleted share. e.After the setting is completed, click OK. The Result dialog box is displayed. f.Click Close.

What's the CIFS share permission range that V3 series unified storage assigns to users?
In terms of assigning CIFS share permissions, a user has the maximum permission among the permissions assigned to the user and his/her user groups. CIFS share permissions in descending order are as follows: forbidden > full control > read/write > read-only.

How to View the IP Address Accessing a CIFS Share?
If the CIFS share of the clustered NAS storage system is in cluster mode, the CIFS share is accessible through any virtual IP address. If the CIFS share of the clustered NAS storage system is in common mode, perform the following operations to view the IP address accessing the CIFS share: 1.In the navigation tree on the ISM main interface, choose All Devices > Clustered NAS Storage System > NAS Services > CIFS. 2.In the function pane, select a CIFS share. 3.On the lower part of the function pane, click the Directories tab. 4.On the Directories tab page, view the IP address accessing the CIFS share in Virtual IP Address.

How to Troubleshoot the Failure to Map the CIFS Normal Share in Normal Mode on UNIX Clients?
Enter the mount -t cifs -o username=usr1,passwd=passwd //virtual ip address/_sharename$ /mnt command to map the CIFS Normal share on UNIX clients. The command parameters are described as follows: -t: indicates the mounting protocol, such as the CIFS protocol. -o: indicates parameters for mounting, such as user name and password. usr1: indicates the user name of the user that accesses the CIFS share. password: indicates the user's password. //virtual ip address/_sharename$: indicates the access path of the mount space. /mnt: indicates the mount point. Parent topic: FAQ

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