Trying to understand why my EX2 some times makes cifs files. I use it as a storage device for archived movies. My media player does all the media work, the NAS is just a storage unit.
Some times the EX2 makes these zero byte files that are CIFS. Some times not. I don’t understand the inconsistency of making them.
I have SMB and NFS on. The media player I use works better when accessing the NAS using NFS. Throughput is faster.
I’ve had other NAS devices, Lenovo dual bay and a WD 2 TB, both support SMB/NFS and both are enabled. Never see a CIFS file on either of those.
So what’s with these files? Given they are zero bytes not like they are taking up any space. Just curious…