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How can I provide a security for users access the files in Samba?

I'm creating a Samba file Server and each user with 5gb space, how can I provide a security for users access the files? like authentication and credentials?
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Multiple Samba workgroups

Samba share "scanning" when just clicking on the network tab works perfect when the workgroup setting matches the windows workgroup workgroup = WORKGROUP This is fine for a desktop but when I ...
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Cloning Ubuntu over network

I want to migrate with my 12.04 to another machine. I have found the way with dd and hope it will work for me. The thing is that I have to somehow connect both drives to do the actual cloning. I'm ...
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Why there is no “Sharing Options” on cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've installed latest Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04, everything is perfect, except sharing files and folders. When I'm trying to share any files/folders by right-clicking the files/folders, surprisingly ...
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Access samba shares before login

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an old Compaq C300. I want to use it to share my movies over LAN so that the rest of my family can watch without hi-jacking my PC. I installed samba and shared the Public ...
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Unable to download full file using wget

I'm trying to download a file using wget. It shows the download is successful but doesn't gives me the right file. errors out when I try to untar the file. Also the downloaded file size is not correct ...
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Unable to move files and folders

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and all my drives are of the ext4 file system. I tried to cut and paste a folder from the location /home/username/Documents to a logical drive which is of the ext4 file system but I ...
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Creating Two NFS Shares: One Read/Write and One Read Only

Hopefully this is an easy question! Background: I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 as a home media server running MythTV and using XBMC as frontends on both Windows and Ubuntu. My media is shared via ...
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Windows PC not showing on network on Ubuntu PC

I'm trying to establish file and folder sharing between a Windows 8 PC, and an Ubuntu PC. I've added both the PC to the same Workgroup. I can see the Ubuntu PC on my Windows network locations. The ...
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File sharing Ubuntu 13.04 & Windows 7

COMPLETE NOOB QUESTION. Hey I have just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavillion DM1 laptop which is wireless. I have 2 Windows 7 machines connected via Ethernet and I am trying to set-up ...
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How to share folders with samba

I am sharing one ubuntu pc's folder with another ubuntu, how it is possible with samba. I have installed samba but i didn't understand how to create. Please help me and tell me the procedure of ...
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file sending through hotspot?

Hi is it possible to send files from my PC to mobile which is connected by Hotspot from my PC. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Thank you for your answers.
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Samba CATIA filename mapping

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS as an ActiveDirectory connected mail server using dovecot and postfix. All works fine on this part. Now we want to export the mail storage for backup purposes. I ...
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Unable to send file via bluetooth to android phone

I am having typical problem..i am able to turn ON the bluetooth on laptop and even pair with my android device..but when i send file from laptop to mobile it says "NOT AUTHORIZED" Error occured while ...
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Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
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File Transfer Ubuntu to Ubuntu by USB

I have to share a file (40 GB) to another computer but, using DVDs and Flash Drives is too hard. And I have a USB cable which I can plug into the two computers at same time. Can I use it to transfer ...
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How can I share NTFS drive between Ubuntu PC

I am just installing Ubuntu 12.04 in my office in two PC. Every PC have some NTFS formated drive. So I want to share them between these two PCs. Please help me regent if possible.
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Share a Folder between two Local Users

I and my Brother have User Accounts on This machine, i want to share the Documents Director with him. is there a STRAIGHT_FORWARD way to do it. I am not a Power User so please no scripts please, any ...
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SSH vs SMB vs NFS for GUI file transfer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images ...
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How can I share files between Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04?

I am new to Ubuntu, trying to share files between OS's dual boot XP, Ubuntu 12.04. Are there programs to load on each OS to do this?
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Samba shares, using smb.conf or /var/lib/samba/usershare [closed]

Ok, so I caused my own problem by trying to be funny. And now I am very confused about how to fix it. So here we go: Our server has had 2 open shares since day one. only one of them offered windows ...
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Cannot view file on other ubuntu machine with nautilus

I followed the nautilus share directions and created directories in both my machines. I allowed sharing as per the documentation and checked both boxes. But I still could not view any files in the ...
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Windows to Ubuntu via rdp: mounting local drives?

As some of you may know, RDP in Windows allows the client to make its drives available to the host or target machine. I have done that with no problems in the case of Windows-Windows and Linux-Windows ...
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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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Setting permissions for home server directories

I am fairly new at all this. I have set up a home server using an old laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 to stream media to my LG TV through their DLNA system called MediaLink. This is being done through Plex ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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A good LAN messaging and file-sharing application

Presently I use iptux for sending messages and sharing files over my hostel LAN, but the interface isn't quite convenient and the files sent/received don't reach the destination completely a lot of ...
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Why I cannot see network shares on nautilus?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not able to see my workgroup and network shares when clicking on Browse network in nautilus. This is very important for my work. I can access Windows and Ubuntu folders ...
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Sharing a Second Hard Drve with Windows using Samba

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 32bit with the intention of using it to share hard drives across an office of Windows 7 computers. I've set up an initial share on the hard drive Ubuntu was installed from ...
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How do I access a password protected share from nautilus?

I can access the server and non password protected shares by using the following commands: ctrl + l smb://server/share I can connect to the share using smbclient //server/share -U I can connect ...
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Sharing external HDD from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

My first question over here. I am struggling with getting a share working properly. Please advise whether the logs and prints are viable and what else you may need. I have a pretty-much corrupted ...
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Help on setting up a Home Media Server that can also be used outside of Home

I received a free computer desk top about a week ago. I really want to find a way to set up some kind of simple and secure way to turn it into a home/personal server. My goals for this project ...
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How to connect two Ubuntu PCs to local network (without Windows PCs)?

How can I connect two Ubuntu PCs to local network using Wi-Fi or direct ethernet cable connect for files transmission? I don't have Windows, so I don't want to install Samba.
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Ubuntu One does not show my photo album

Ubuntu One photo sharing tab does not show my new album that I want to share, why?
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File sharing through samba is not working over LAN

getting the following error while running net usershare command. net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied ...
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Accessing Ubuntu from Windows over Samba: The specified network name is no longer available

I've just installed Samba on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine and need to access it from Windows Server 2008. $ sudo apt-get install samba $ service smbd status smbd start/running, process 23485 When I try ...
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Package 'samba' is virtual - Error when installing Samba

I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu computer as a centralised storage for a few Windows 7 computers on my network. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. However, when I try to install Samba through the ...
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File sharing between Ubuntu VM and Windows 7

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running as Guest in a virtualized VMware Workstation 9 session on a Windows 7 host. The Windows machine shares a folder with the Ubuntu machine via CIFS and the Ubuntu machine ...
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Where are the logs for NFS file operations on the network?

I have a Ubuntu server 12.04 in my network and there are 20 workstations connected with this server through NFS. Just now someone moved my share folder and files to somewhere else. Now I already ...
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Google Drive / Owncloud Alternative for Ubuntu

I am looking for an alternative of Google Drives that works/installs in Ubuntu server. Something similar that offers the same or most of the functions in Google Drive, like file upload, syncing, ...
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whats the best way to turn ubuntu 12.10 to a simple fileserver for backups? [closed]

I have an old rig that I am trying to 1) learn linux and terminal/bash 2) make it into a simple fileserver so that I can mirror my documents through LAN. More specifically I will be using it in an ...
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How to make a home server using Ubuntu desktop?

I was thinking to make my Ubuntu desktop machine in file server for using it at home . I am having one old laptop . Could I use it as a file server so my other 4 system can download data or view data ...
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How can I integrate Mega into Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Ubuntu version of mega [mega.co.nz] client? Any plugins I can use that might help until Mega makes a client for Ubuntu? I'm running 12.04 so the ...
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Setting up Ushare (Xbox 360 File Sharing)

I recently tried installing Ushare so I could share media between my laptop and Xbox. Could someone direct me as to how to change the settings so it can be recognized by my xbox. Ushare.conf file: ...
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Install Dropbox and set my www folder as the synced folder on the server

I want to sync my WWW folder with dropbox. How can I do that ? I am using Ubuntu server 12.xx something. This for development purpose only. I goggled it but I was unsuccessful
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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How do I automatically create links to directories?

What is the easiest/quickest way to share files among different users? I would like each user to have access to the same music and pictures directories. Creating symbolic links seems tedious as I ...
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What is the difference between a Samba share and the Nautilus share method?

So, my server finally died (good old 10 year old machine, minimum). I was running Mandriva on it using samba to share some data areas for backups and storage (had added a SATA card and some 1TB ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.