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I have engineers in my company who are Linux-inclined, and they would like to use Linux-based computers to access Sharepoint, via Samba share. On a linux box, if they type the following

smbclient -U [email protected] -L Sharepoint1

They get this output:

Domain=[COMPANY] OS=[Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 7601 Service Pack 1] Server=[Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 6.1]

Sharename       Type      Comment
---------       ----      -------
42cc4cd1-20c5-4575-b7ea-a96c9726aee4-query-0 Disk      Used by Microsoft Search Server 2010 to copy index files between servers.
ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
Backup          Disk      
C$              Disk      Default share
E$              Disk      Default share
IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
SPBackupTest    Disk      
Domain=[COMPANY] OS=[Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 7601 Service Pack 1] Server=[Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 6.1]

But they don't know which 'Sharename' to use. So is it possible to upload files from Linux to Sharepoint? As I understand it, the files uploaded to Sharepoint are not on the Sharepoint server itself but on the SQL Server.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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SharePoint doesn't use SMB/CIFS. Instead, sites within SharePoint can be accessed via WebDAV (or HTTP/S or Object Model). Not even Windows can upload files to SharePoint via SMB :-)

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  • Hi, On windows, when I go to Explorer \\sharepointsite\sitename, I can actually browse the folders and upload, without the need to map network drive. Is that the same as SMB?
    – Shiroi98
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 16:43
  • That is using WebDAV (and it is fairly slow).
    – user6024
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 20:22
  • Thanks for the clarification! I will probably have the user connect to Sharepoint via davfs2 since it is for WebDAV (I think)
    – Shiroi98
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 0:28

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