[ubuntu-uk] smbfs error handling

Tony Travis a.travis at abdn.ac.uk
Tue Jul 26 14:06:55 UTC 2011

On 26/07/11 14:58, Chris Rowson wrote:
> I thought I'd just put this out there because I can't seem to find any
> information... Hopefully one of you good people will know :-)
> Does smbfs run any kind of error checking/correction on during
> transfer of data to SMB shares on Windows machines? I'm backing some
> stuff up to a Window machine and wondered if I need to run md5sum on
> the files to check for corruption during transfer, or whether SMB/CIFS
> deals with that automatically?

Hi, Chris.

Well, TCP/IP does check packet integrity and SMB runs on top of it.

However, why not use rsync with checksums enabled for your xfers?


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