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From Si <>
Subject Re: SMB/CIFS support in NiFi
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:04:00 GMT
Well, here is the first version:

It supports normal username / password authentication, missing dir
creation, conflict resolution and share access setting.


Am Do., 14. Nov. 2019 um 19:20 Uhr schrieb Si <>:

> Hello
> We're using NiFi on a Linux cluster because we get files from openssh/sftp
> and then we send them to Windows shares. While it kind of works to just use
> CIFS mounts, some of the Windows based systems are relying on share access
> locks to know when it's safe to start reading the file. I could not get
> this kind of locking to work using CIFS mounts. Supposedly the workaround
> is to use a Windows cluster and S2S instead.
> While looking for a solution I found an existing implementation for a
> PutSMBFiles [1] processor. It depends on jcifs and that library does work
> with the locks. But since jcifs is licensed under LGPL, I suppose there is
> no chance to include it into the official NiFi.
> There is an other lib though called smbj [2] and this is under Apache
> License 2.0. Now my question is:
> Is there already work ongoing for something like this?
> If I'd start working on such a PutSMBFiles processor, how likely could
> this be included into the official NiFi code base?
> Is the put part enough for starting out or does it have to contain a get
> (list / fetch) mechanism?
> Any other considerations?
> Regards
> Si
> [1]
> [2]

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