the act of sharing files over a network, either server-to-client (nfs), or peer-to-peer (bittorrent)

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Ubuntu 12.10 refuses to share anything over network

Ok, I'm brand new with servers, and decided to turn some old parts into an xubuntu server. After hours of trying several different programs, approaches, and settings, my computer still refuses to host ...
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Access samba share from other linux client

First of all, I'm a long-time Windows user and thought I should try something new. So be easy on me and pardon in ahead if i don't get all that linux mumble-jumble ;) So i installed a Ubuntu Server ...
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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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New Win 8.1 can't share files to Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu cannot access the shared resources on the Windows 8.1 machine. I have gotten the share to work from Ubuntu to win 8.1 but the Ubuntu system does not seem to want to allow me to sign-on to the ...
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sending one file to anther instalation of ubuntu

I'm new to this networking stuff and would like to know how to get the two installations of Ubuntu talking / find the mac address etc. I want to know how to send one file that’s on my desktop to the ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...
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Samba showing no disk space when transferring files from Windows machine

I was able to transfer a few folders to the Ubuntu/Samba share. The copy failed and got a no free disk space error. The Samba share has 1% used of the 500GB I have available. Any ideas why Samba ...
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Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines

A couple of versions of Ubuntu ago, (guessing about 10.10, no later than 12.10) I used to open Nautilus, type in the local IP address of a Linux machine on my network, and it would pop open a box ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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How to list Windows shares from terminal?

Here is a simple scenario I have: Windows 7 is sharing a folder (D:\Projects). Full Control permissions have been given to the folder. In Ubuntu 10.10, I can see the Windows shares from Places -> ...
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Samba shares with windows AD picking wrong username

I have a strange problem, which I have found no answers for on the web. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Samba 3.6. 3 (ntp krb5-user smbfs smbclient winbind) At first everything works fine, groups in AD ...
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How to browse windows network in ubuntu 13.10?

While trying to access a Windows network it shows: Unable to access location, Failed to retrieve share list from server, No such file or directory How to solve this, and connect with Windows ...
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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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Can a Ubuntu computer work on a Windows network? [duplicate]

I have a desktop running Windows XP, and I am seriously considering switching to Linux/Ubuntu once support from MS ends in a few weeks. However, I have other computers in my house, all running ...
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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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CONTINUED: Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

The answer given to the original question, on Ubuntu Saucy, made my Personal File Sharing options disappear from the Unity Search tool. Initially I installed sudo apt-get install samba ...
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Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

Samba and all it's dependencies are installed. Why does gnome-file-share-properties (Personal File Sharing application) say: This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not ...
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Is there an unofficial Box.com client for Linux?

I know Box.com does not have a non-server client for Linux. Is there, then, a way to download my files to my PC using an unofficial client?
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How can I share an optical drive in a way that fools the client into thinking it's a local drive?

I'm in the frankly ludicrous situation where my desktop has two optical drives and my media centre has none (nor space for one). Before I consider something as extreme as buying an external optical ...
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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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Unable to setup Samba Fileshare

My girlfriend has to create a samba server to create file sharing possibilities between Ubuntu and multiple Windows 7 computers as a school project. Her teacher is unable to assist her, so I tried to ...
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How do I automate sending a file to an FTP server with a script?

I need to take make a script that takes a particular log file in /var/log/ and puts it somewhere where I can easily get it (most likely a web or FTP server I have access to). I don't think I want to ...
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How setup samba share only readable by a certain domain group?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 connected to an active directory by Likewise open. I want to be able to share my files with others in the same domain group. I've followed this guide and also ...
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Extremely slow transfer speed ubuntu -> Windows

I have two laptops, One is running Ubuntu 12.04 (EXT4) the other is running Windows 7 (NTFS). I am copying over 40gb of data (one file) from the Ubuntu laptop to the Windows Laptop. (Browse the ...
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Why I get randomly “Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out” with VPN connection?

In Ubuntu 13.10 (everything is up-to-date) I get randomly this error popup message, during working with shared folders using a VPN connection over the internet: Unhandled error message: Failed to ...
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Accessing shares on computer connected to network over shared internet connection

I have a computer that is connected to the internet via a shared network set up like this. The internet connection on this machine works with no issues and I can access the NFS shares on it from the ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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Is it safe to run Samba on a wireless network?

I have Samba server set up on my laptop so that I can share and sync files between the laptop and my Android device through a WPA-secured wireless hotspot (which is provided by laptops wireless card). ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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File sharing among local accounts is not working for me

What I've done: I installed libpam-smbpass. Restarted. Opened the Properties window of the drive (partition) where the folder I want to share is located. In its Share tab, checked "Share this ...
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File Sharing Set Up for Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new, home-built HTPC computer with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I'm using it to run XBMC. I have a 120 GB SSD drive for the operating system and programs, and a 2 TB drive for media storage. ...
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mouting a windows network drive in ubuntu

I'm trying to access my shared windows drive with my ubuntu laptop. In windows all I have to do is go to run and type \\computer\drive and the drive opens up. Is there a quick and easy way to do this ...
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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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Open Ubuntu Server in Windows Explorer

I have a ubuntu server with some music on it. I would like my windows 7 and windows 8 laptops to access this music through windows explorer. If I can view them on windows explorer, my music programs ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a network drive for Windows 8.1 File History?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP Mini, place it next to and connect it to my TV and use it as a file and media server. I also want to use it for backup, using the new File History feature in ...
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Sharing 2nd Hard Disk Drive in Ubuntu Server 12.4

Greetings to all the techies and Gurus! I have Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Server Installed. I have a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to Create a Folder in the 2nd HDD and share it with windows PC's.... ...
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Remote file transfer? (transfer files on local machine from remote machine)

I have a file server that seconds as a media centre. Lets call the server Barton. It has 2 external hard drives plugged into it. It also constantly has video files playing on it which are outputting ...
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links between files in U1

I know how to produce links to share files. I would like to do this with a file called Inde.html, which is a tiny web page, containing links to other files stored in the same folder (in U1). This ...
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Use Nautilus to open an SSH connection using hostname

I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network). ...
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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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.
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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Transfer file that keeps changing by having new lines appended

So I have a windows computer that is continuously collecting data for a physics experiment. The data is saved in a text file for which each new event is appended in a new line. Every-time I need to ...
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Not able to access samba shares but visible in network

In Windows it asks for username & password & in Ubuntu it asks for username, domain & password. I entered root's and local user's password it says NOT ACCESSIBLE. ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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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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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...