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

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RSAT not Connecting When Trying to Administer Samba Domain on Ubuntu

I have created a domain server on Ubuntu using Samba. I have managed to connect to this domain using my windows 7 pro laptop. The guide I used to configure the samba domain on Ubuntu ...
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Samba 3.x for ubuntu 14.04

Is there a samba 3 package for Ubuntu 14.04? Thus far I have not come across any such thing, so I suppose the better question is should I just compile samba 3 from source? Thanks!
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Samba file sharing is not working

I have done all configurations for file sharing from ubuntu to windows by http://www.7tutorials.com/how-change-workgroup-ubuntu-linux-work-windows this link. Now I am unable to access the ubuntu ...
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Where “.gvfs” has gone in 14.04

My question is "simple". Where can I find a local mount point for the Samba shares I'm connected to. In 12.04 it was located under *home/.gvfs*. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my smb.conf ...
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system-config-samba and galternatives won't work on Trusty with similar errors

Fresh installed Trusty, then I installed two programs I always use, galternatives and system-config-samba. They both fail with similar output: system-config-samba output: gksu system-config-samba ...
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Samba share opens in gedit rather than nautilus, ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I have setup a Samba share on my Raspberry PI and I think it's working and setup fine as I can reach all the files with a Krusader file manager, however when I try to open the shared folder with the ...
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Samba/Winbind Active Directory authentication broken after upgrade to 14.04

I was on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and had it joined to the domain using samba/winbind/krb5 - worked great without any issues, I could log onto my comptuer using my active directory account. I upgraded to ...
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Nautilus crashing, slow to the point of inoperability [on hold]

I installed 14.04 on my laptop, and now nautilus keeps crashing. I will open it through the launcher, it will take forever to open a window, and then, when I try to navigate through folders, it will ...
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Samba, shared folders and windows 8

I've Ubuntu 13.10 and another pc with windows8. I use an external drive on Ubuntu and tried to share it to have access on Windows8. I've installed Samba. The problem in on windows side. I can see the ...
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gksu nautilus closing when opened properties of a folder

I did gksu nautilus, went to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I open properties to see it crashes with this error. deepen@deepen91:~$ gksudo nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare ...
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Does nmbd binds on a IPv6-Only network?

After moving my Samba to a IPv6-Only environment, nmbd doesn't start up anymore... I tried this: interfaces = 2001:db8:1:1::/64 and with this: bind interfaces only = yes... But, nmbd doesn't ...
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unable to access samba shares in Ubuntu, in windows it works fine

Yesterday I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot with windows 7. I have 2 samba shares which I installed on a pogoplug which I can access perfectly from my windows7 environment. When I try to ...
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How do I share files between Natty Ubuntu and Windows XP via ethernet? [on hold]

Okay so this is how my network is set up I have it set so Windows gets its internet from my Ubuntu's wireless connection. How do I create a shared network folder between them? I tried a few different ...
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Problems setting up Ubuntu as print server

I have a HP laser printer attached via USB to my Ubuntu 12.04 system and it is working just fine. I am following the procedure in the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki to set up a Ubuntu print server that ...
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How to fix a “Software caused connection abort” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I just performed a clean install (not an upgrade) to Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit, PC desktop ISO) on a PC that previously had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Upon trying to restore my \home directory from a Samba ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Samba account has no permission in ES File Explorer

I have a tablet with Android on which I installed ES File Explorer so that I can access files on my PC with Ubuntu. I do this using the Samba protocol. It works fine when I use my administrator ...
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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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Ubuntu Server apply group policy to Windows Client

If I have a Ubuntu Server, could I apply Window Local Policies through ? All my clients are Window 7 computers. I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server, but I want to see if I could use my Ubuntu Server. I ...
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13.10 Samba installed. Cannot find it

I have freshly installed 13.10 on a laptop, I have done the obligatory web searches to find out all the things I need to install to actually make it useful. One of those is to install Samba, which I ...
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Samba Printserver with 12.04

I am now trying to setup a print server with cups & samba, but constantly fail. I found an outdated samba in the 12.04 repository that has known bugs since 2012. I found a false dependency in SWAT ...
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can't login to ubuntu server after create cron and change samba log

Please help! Yesterday, i create a cron which copy file to a thumb drive every 6 pm, and after that, i modified /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and smb.conf to change logging method for samba and ...
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Sharing music with a samba share fails between two ubuntu computers

I have two Ubuntu 13.10 desktop computers on a same WLAN. I have setup a Samba share of the Music directory of the computer 1. I mount the Music directory as a Samba share in the computer 2. I can ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Samba: How do I make shared folders invisible from users with no permission?

I have a ubuntu 13.10 desktop setup with a samba server. Users can access their assigned folders from their Windows 7 workstation, but they can also see other folders that they don't have permissions ...
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Access files from my nas

So I switched from XP to Ubuntu. Install was pretty easy, partly because I have all my data on a nas. The very first I needed to do with my new Ubuntu environment was to send a file from my nas to ...
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How to install and configure smb-ldap client authentication on Ubuntu13.10

I had tried to install smb-ldap client on Ubuntu 13.10 several times using apt-get install libnss-ldap libpam-ldap nscd nslcd but got failed every time. I've also referred too many blogs to ...
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Samba Shares not working after reboot

After a reboot of a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-35-generic x86_64) LTS server, the samba shares are no longer working. Details: Connecting to the samba shares from a Windows server using ...
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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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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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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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How to mount Ubuntu Server Samba share to ElementryOS [closed]

I am having problems getting my system set up with eOS. I have a Ubuntu Server set up and I can access the share on my Win8 machine with no issues. However, trying to mount it on my eOS machine has ...
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I want to disappear from windows network

By this I mean to not come up as (LINUX-PC) when a windows user opens network neighbourhood. Unplugging is not an option, as I am running a multiplayer server every now and then, which we connect to ...
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Can browse Samba server but can't write to it

So I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 running Samba on my network. I can browse and view the files on my server but I can't write to the server. Every time I try I get a prompt for my username and ...
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Unable to change permissions on a mounted fs (from NAS)

Here is the problem : I mount a NAS directory via smb in /mnt using the following command : mount -t smbfs -o username=username,password=password //win-box/share /mnt/name-of-mountpoint Where : ...
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how can I make my ubuntu machine discoverable by name for ssh from other linux machines?

I cannot ssh to my ubuntu laptop by host name from other linux machines on the network. My ubuntu laptop is a member of the corporate domain and can see all the other network computers. I can putty ...
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what is the command line equivalent to using nautilus to connect to a samba drive?

To connect to a samba shared drive on my network, I can use nautilus, press ctrl+l and type in smb://192.168.0.x, enter my credentials and am able to connect and browse the drive. How can I do the ...
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Ubuntu server remote access?

Hi i'm pretty new to the use of ubuntu server. i had a spare computer laying around and i figured i'd make it into a storage device. I have been able to get the server to work on my home network but ...
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Samba Clients set up

OK, I've learned how to use nano to edit smb.conf file with some limited success. How do I set up each client machine to use Samba? Does the workgroup definition in the config file refer to the same ...
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Configure a Samba folder for sharing with a Synology Diskstation

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Server. On the server I have installed Samba. In /etc/samba/smb.conf I've defined a directory that should be shared out, as follows: [ndata] path = /srv/array1/dataspool ...
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COnflict between wired and wireless connections

On my main computer (Ubuntu 13.04) I use wireless connection to the internet, I have a wireless router in my apartment. When I try to connect my main computer to my old computer (Win XP PRO SP#) ...
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where does samba store its passwords?

I'm trying to make a program that will store the passwords with users input (a web app), rather than having to do it from the command line. The problem is that I don't know where the passwords are ...
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Samba error: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID. Access denied

There is already a question similar but the solution is not working on 14.04: Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID How to replicate Whenever I tried to share ...
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Ubuntu repositories: difference between samba and samba4

As in the title, I found in the Ubuntu repositories two packages, named samba and samba4. Which is the actual difference? I tried to install samba, but the service didn't seem to be active. Then I ...
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Samba permissions between 2 linux machines

Been pulling my hair out for days over this. I'm sure the problem lies not with the samba configuration itself, but permissions, and I'm at a loss to figure out what's wrong! Here's my samba share ...
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Can't get access to networkdrive mounted from fstab

Hope someone can help me a little. Setup: Ubuntu 13.10 server. Ubuntu 13.10 worksstation The server have some samba shares. Some er private, and others are shared between groups. The problem is the ...
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Samba share permissions

I set up a Samba server with a main directory, accessible for users. The directory has subfolders. I want to give a certain user write permissions to one of these subfolders, while he has read ...
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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 get samba serve to follow chmod rules

I am in the process of setting up a samba file serve which I got to work pretty well the only issue that I am now stuck with is the permissions: The set up that I am trying to achieve is to allow one ...
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How to know if a LAN share server is password protected

I know the traditional way of using ' gvfs-mount smb://servername ' and if it asks for a password then we could say that it is password protected. But is there any direct way of finding it, I mean A ...