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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 27, 2022

enable file transfer using smb protocol

In the current state, we will need to mount the samba file shares on the Sterling B2B Integrator hosted servers to be able to access the servers. It would be good to access the files using smb protocol without the need to mount the file shares.

What is your industry? Healthcare
How will this idea be used?

There is lot of overhead to work with storage team and Linux admin to co-ordinate and mount the file shares. It will be helpful to support smb protocol which will allow us to access the fileshare without the need to mount it.

  • Admin
    Ryan Wood
    Sep 30, 2022

    Thank you for participating in the request for enhancement community. At this time we are unable to prioritize this request in the short term, however, we will continue to monitor this for customer interest. As customer move to containers and cloud we are monitoring Windows based interpretability.