SMB Access in GoAnywhere MFT

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Post by Support_Rick » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:28 pm
If you are experiencing slow connection speeds to your network share resource but when you test natively, it is much faster. Or, you are getting errors using your network share resource but it works natively.

Here are your best practices in regards to SMB access.

Strategies for using Network Shares in GoAnywhere
GoAnywhere MFT has two methods for accessing network share locations:
  1. GoAnywhere MFT can utilize the native operating system’s client (UNC in Windows, NFS in Linux/Unix) by using the server’s network share syntax.

    ** - Windows (UNC): \\myTestshare\testFolder
    ** - Linux (NFS): /mountFolder/

    This method is preferred when the service account used to start GoAnywhere is the same one that authenticates to the network share.
  2. GoAnywhere MFT can also use Network Shares resources to access network locations. This resource utilizes a separate SMB/CIFS client that is included with GoAnywhere MFT. Network Shares resources are preferred when you want to specify a separate account for authentication or use the credentials of the user that is currently logged into GoAnywhere. Currently GoAnywhere MFT can utilize the following SMB versions:

    SMB1 (aka - SMB/CIFS)

    To use these versions simply select SMB (v1 only) or SMB (all versions) under Client Type. Using the SMB/CIFS resource in GoAnywhere may require additional configuration depending on the network location’s server. These options can be found in the GoAnywhere MFT User Guide under Appendix > Advanced Network Shares Configuration
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