Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Ubuntu and is also the default file server for Ubuntu.

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Runnnig Samba is not easy? [on hold]

I can not run Samba on my Mint 17.3 system. Internet gives many advises, al saying that it is very easy, but they all fail. Perhaps I removed something essential. Is there a real Samba expert who can ...
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Xubuntu Whisker menu custom search action CIFS share - problem

I use whisker menu in Xubuntu 16.04 - I attempt to achieve something similar as in Windows for browsing Samba/CIFS shares in network - when typing \ in the searchbar I want to show the share. What I ...
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Ubuntu Server DC with Samba server 4.4.5 forwarder question

So I've decided to set up a DC via Samba 4 @ my 16.04 Ubuntu server . Question is - since my domain name is SAME as a hosted website domain name somwhere in the WWW (let's call it askubuntu.com) and ...
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No read/write premisions on new folders (samba)

i have a share using samba called share, if i do Chmod +R 777 folder/* the files already in the folder get the rights but if i copy folders from my other PC using the samba share i get a no rights ...
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Nautilus Can't See Samba Shares

I have a Samba share set up on a Raspberry Pi that I connect to from my Ubuntu 16.04 PC. When I first set it up, Nautilus would discover it just fine in the Network section. For a while now, the only ...
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File sharing on Local network [duplicate]

How to get Samba deb package (for offline installation) for Ubuntu 14.04? We have 20 systems and installing in all systems online is difficult.
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unable to print to Linux network printer access denied

I have Lubuntu 16.04 on my desktop pc, an HP deskjet 1050-j410 printer connected by USB.The printer works fine directly from my desktop. I have CUPS & SAMBA installed. It is shared & visible ...
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is there a different way to mount drives over ssh then when using putty?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that i use as a fileserver and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as the only OS. lately i have been having issues where the mounted drive on my server seems to ...
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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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Overriding Samba calls to unlink and unlinkat

My attempt is to override calls to unlink/unlinkat when using Samba. To that effect I wrote a shared library. I then executed the line: export LD_PRELOAD=<my shared library> and restarted ...
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CIFS issues - Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, Windows 2012R2 Storage Spaces

I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to Linux and I was hoping someone could help me out here with an issue I'm experiencing with connections to my file server. I have a NAS in my home network that is ...
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Mac OSX can not connect to share directory in ubuntu server [samba]

local:OS X EI Capitan 10.11.5 server:Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I found many tutorials, but none worked. Here's what I've done so far: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install samba samba-common sudo ...
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Share a folder on an external hard drive between two Ubuntu 16.04 machines

As far as linux based systems go, i was born about three weeks ago but by no means am I a computer illiterate. I want to share a folder on an external hard drive physically mounted on an Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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How to see other Windows PC's and Servers on my network

I was trying to connect to my local data server running windows 7 but when I try to go to the windows network, it just sits there and tries to load before saying it timed out. I have tried to connect ...
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1 samba share not working

Using Ubuntu server 16.04 with only samba selected at install. After install I installed and configured openssh server to only allow key authentication. When configuring samba file I made all ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Mount remote filesystems

Is Ubuntu Touch able to mount remote filesystems via sshfs, nfs, or samba shares? I would like to be able to mount a filesystem with my music and videos on my phone. However I have been unable to ...
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How can I tail a log with notepad++ without samba? [migrated]

I wish to tail a large log file. I used to access the file through samba but IT don't agree to install samba on the servers. We have sFTP but I can only download the log file and then view it. However,...
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Finding files on a connected server in a nautilus window so can copy them

i connect to a server and see the files. Its in a smb: and comes up in my home/.gvfs/video files on blah blah. If i do a search it starts at root and seeks all but the files on the network drive. So ...
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File Sharing between Ubuntu machines fails: permission denied

I am trying to to use File Sharing between two Ubuntu machines on a local network. box2 is running Ubuntu 14.04.3 and box3 is running Ubuntu 16.04, both OS are up to date. Personal File Sharing ...
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Samba - File size limit exceeded

I am trying to copy 'large' file (about 1GB) from my Windows PC to the Raspberry PI 3 samba server. It is OK when I try to copy about 350MB files but with larger files I'm still having this error ...
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SSSD Samba, can't get it working

I'm trying to get samba working with SSSD but I just cant figure out what is wrong samba config /etc/samba/smb.conf (I added guest just for testing) [global] security = ads realm = domain.EU ...
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Can't access Network Shared Folder

I want to share file from my laptop to PC throught router. Both computers are in the same network and they see each other. When I set up sharing on laptop with Ubuntu (with guest access and read/write ...
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Outlook and Skype for Business not working on Samba AD DC

I have 4 Samba AD DC running on Ubuntu 14.04 with Bind_dlz. Clients are able to join to the domain and dns are updated. The issue I'm having is when a Client is joined to the domain, they are not able ...
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how can I force a mount -a to run after the system boots up?

Media server running Ubuntu 16.04 and Kodi. Synology NAS in the next room contains all the media. how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup? -- tried switching to ...
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Copying files add nobody and no group

I'm using VirtualBox with a window host and Ubuntu guest and have installed samba to share my files. However if I create a file in windows and view it in Ubuntu, nobody with the nogroup is added and ...
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gvfsd-smb-browse is connecting to internet

Since some days I am watching that gvfsd-smb-browse is connecting to the internet. I don't know why... I don't have samba installed... I don't know much about gvfsd-smb-browse ... So, guys is it ...
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I want to create a local repository and want to share it via samba over the LAN

In my LAN network, I want to create a local repository and want to share it in LAN with the help of samba so other users can update, install, upgrade packages off-line. I have tried apt-mirror method ...
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UBUNTU 16.04 - Asking for password when connecting to Windows network

I'm trying to connect to a Windows network/printer and Ubuntu keeps asking for a username and password authentication. The problem is that the Windows network doesn't have any password authentication ...
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Enable Server-Side Indexing on Samba

So, I have an Ubuntu server sharing my Music/Video files with Windows and Linux clients using Samba. When I try to add the files to the Windows' "Libraries", it gives an error that the Network-mapped ...
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how to give a user permission in samba share?

i have created a samba server as following [global] workgroup = workgroup server string= samba server %v dns proxy = no netbios name = nas map to guest = bad user security = user [rc] comment=...
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Trouble Joining an Active Directory Domain

I'm trying to join an Ubuntu 16.04 server to a Windows 2003 R2 domain by following the Ubuntu SSSD and Active Directory Guide. My admin says that from the controller side, it is part of the domain. ...
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Proper samba config/share permissions

What is the proper permissions that should be set in the smb.conf and applied on the directory & files? The reason I ask is I have set force user = nobody in smb.conf on my shares, with the file &...
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How to access ubuntu server 16.04 sever's files from windows 10 PC?

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 on a machine I built, hoping that it'd serve my home for file sharing, media server and probably for VPN. I have installed Samba and the LAMP server. I also have ...
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Browsing computers on windows network

So I was able to see all computers and shared resources clicking on Network in Nautilus, without doing anything basically. Now I only see "windows network" but I get "unable to find location". I'm ...
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What is the difference between 1st and 2nd command?

What is the different when install samba using sudo apt-get install samba and using this command sudo apt-get install samba samba-vfs-modules winbind bind9 bind9utils ldb-tools ntp smbldap-tools ...
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Share through Samba NFS mapped

I have a problem with sharing NFS mounted. I had read this a bad practice, but I need it for working and experimental purposes. I have a Ubuntu 16.04 running on Machine A and another Linux System ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 and Active Directory

I've been following the 'SSSD and Active Directory' documentation in order to try and add an Ubuntu Server to our Windows AD domain for user authentication. Configuration goes well until the point at ...
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Cannot find Samba in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Dash

Samba, system-config-samba and everything related to samba is installed according to synaptic and up to date. But I do not see it in the Dash. /etc/samba/smb.conf is present too. Also I did not find ...
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SAMBA on exFAT partition, can't have write permissions

I have an exFAT external disk, and I want to share its contents via Samba. Everything works for for READING, but for writting I get a message saying I have no permissions. This is my smb.conf [...
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Roaming profile in a Ubuntu client using PBIS

I want to use Roaming Profiles, using a Windows Server 2012 as a Domain Controller, but using an Ubuntu client. To do this, I have used PBIS (Power Broker) software, and I'm able to join to the ...
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How can I mount a network share from a computer that isn't always on?

Running KodiBuntu (Lubuntu 14 ?) and I want to mount some shares from my windows computer. I have them mounted in /media/ using fstab and it works fine as long as the Windows machine is on when ubuntu ...
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Domain controller IP address change

Sorry if my question sounds obvious, but I'm getting started here. I wanted to change my recently configured Domain Controller's static IP on Ubuntu 14.04.4, Samba 4.4.4 since I experienced some ...
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How to set up dual NICs?

so I have just got a new motherboard for my Ubuntu 12.04 server and it has dual Gigabit Intel NICs. I use the server as an SMB file server and a Plex Media Server. Currently, I have 1 NIC connected ...
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Where is the Samba configuration GUI in Ubuntu 16.04?

Just installed a fresh Ubuntu 16.04, and Samba. I want to share a drive with Windows machines, with anonymous users. First thing I notice is the Samba configuration GUI (system-config-samba) is no ...
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Invalid encoding on shared folder mounted via fstab, but not in GUI

Mounting the folder via Network in Nemo shows all filename correctly, but when doing via Fstab with this code... //servername/sharedfolder /media/mountedfolder cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=...
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pam_mount often unable to mount and hangs for minutes

I have some centrally managed Ubuntu workstations that authenticate users against Active Directory and mount user home folders on logon with pam_mount. This usually works as expected, but sometimes ...
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fstab - Trying to access smb share hangs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 computer with SMB shared folders, and from a Windows computer I'm able to gain access to these without problems. From this Ubuntu computer I've set the fstab so that I can gain ...
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NAS won't mount at boot but will mount with mount command after boot

NAS won't auto-mount at boot - no answers CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected - not related, sudo mount -a works for me CIFS mount through fstab not ...
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Using Shadow Copy or Periodic Snapshot function for samba share in windows 7?

I've configured my ubuntu server as file server and have share which I will be accessing from a WIN 7 machine, I wanted the function of Shadow copy which we have in Windows so I looked up on samba and ...
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Connecting to Windows 10 Network from Xubuntu (14.04.4) File Manager

I would like to access my shared folders on my Windows 10 laptop (and see what I can see from Windows) from the Xfce File Manager's Browse Network. It can see the computer by name and also lists ...