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:
- 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.
- 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