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 ====== CIFS Client ====== ====== CIFS Client ======
  
-The CIFS Client menu enables and configures FreshTomato's CIFS Client function. The CIFS client is a redirector, which allows your FreshTomato router to read / write to CIFS network shares. CIFS, the Common Internet File System is an older implementation of Microsoft's SMB networking protocol. Among other things, CIFS originally provided filesharing to Windows computers. However, in time, other systems, including FreshTomato, grew to be able to access CIFS network / SMB shares.+The CIFS Client menu enables and configures FreshTomato's CIFS Client function. This allows your FreshTomato router to read / write to CIFS network shares. CIFS, the Common Internet File System is an older implementation of Microsoft's SMB networking protocol. Among other things, CIFS originally provided filesharing to Windows computers. However, in time, other systems, including FreshTomato, grew to be able to access CIFS network / SMB shares.
  
 CIFS clients use the UNC (Universal Naming Convention) syntax for connecting to shares. This takes the form <nowiki>\\computername\sharename .</nowiki> For example, if you wanted to access the "condos" share on the "Engineering" host, you'd use the syntax <nowiki>\\Engineering\condos</nowiki> . How well DNS names in UNC paths should work will depend on what kind of name resolution services are configured on your network. Having a DNS server, or using FreshTomato as a DNS server can increase the changes UNC paths will work with DNS names. When in doubt, use an IP address in the UNC pathname, but make sure it's a static or DHCP Reserved address. Otherwise, it might change, and that might make the CIFS client connection fail. CIFS clients use the UNC (Universal Naming Convention) syntax for connecting to shares. This takes the form <nowiki>\\computername\sharename .</nowiki> For example, if you wanted to access the "condos" share on the "Engineering" host, you'd use the syntax <nowiki>\\Engineering\condos</nowiki> . How well DNS names in UNC paths should work will depend on what kind of name resolution services are configured on your network. Having a DNS server, or using FreshTomato as a DNS server can increase the changes UNC paths will work with DNS names. When in doubt, use an IP address in the UNC pathname, but make sure it's a static or DHCP Reserved address. Otherwise, it might change, and that might make the CIFS client connection fail.
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