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

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Multiple connections to a samba share as different users using the same computer?

I successfully connect a Kubuntu family computer to a samba share on an Ubuntu server via fstab using a single username and password. Each family member that uses this computer has his/her own ...
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Access windows shared drive in Lubuntu

I have a shared drive on my windows 8 pc, let's say the address is \\Blabla\Bla the permissions are set so that everyone on my network can edit and read, i am able to access this folder via my mobile ...
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Establish trust between Samba 3 and AD using Windows 2012 R2 DC

Unable to establish trust between Samba 3 and Windows 2012 R2 AD. Is this possible?
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Samba share folder on ubuntu server

I want to share file on my ubuntu server, I want to give permission on read and write for all people [temporaire] path = /samba/temporaire browsable = yes writable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no ...
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Cannot get into Windows workgroup network

i have 2 computers, one uses Windows 7 x64 and the other is a laptop using Ubuntu 15.04 x64, i am trying to access Ubuntu files from Windows by sharing the file i want to access, but Windows does not ...
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Sharing printer on Ubuntu machine with Windows 7 machine

I have set up an HP 5610 to print in Ubuntu 14.10. Also have installed Samba, set the printer to be browseable, and set the guest account as OK. It's only recently that I started with Linux and I ...
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Samba recycle bin on ubuntu 14.04 doesnt put the file in only folders

When I delete something in Samba on a Windows system the file goes to recycle bin by default. That works on the share on anywhere in that / filesystem but when I try the same thing on another drive ...
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Cannot access samba shares

After my first attempt to set up Samba in Ubuntu-mate 15.04 would not let me open displayed folders through the network on my own computer (i.e. I could see the folders through Caja's network browser, ...
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Is it safe to uninstall samba if I don't use it?

I didn't manually install samba on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. Neither do I use it for anything. So is it safe to remove it? If I remove it the following packages will be removed with it, which also I ...
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Cannot see or access another computers on networking using ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am totally new to Ubuntu. I have another computer with Windows 7 installed. Both computers are connected via router using wifi. But still I cannot see or access ...
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Edubuntu Computer Lab

I'm converting my lab at school from Windows 7 to Edubuntu. There are 24 PCs and one teacher's computer wich will also run Edubuntu. There will be about 200 students using the lab. There is a ...
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Confused With File Permissions On Samba Network

I've installed Samba and trying to share a mount point on my server to the rest of the network so that any file I put inside the share has rwx access provided to everyone. In the /etc/samba/smb.conf ...
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What is meaning of 755 permissions in Samba Share

I am experimenting with Samba. I have a RAID drive mounted on /mnt/raiddrives, and I want to share it on my network giving everyone full access to it. The Ubuntu guide says to do something like below ...
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Another SAMBA install problem

This is a big request for help. I'm setting up a UBUNTU 14.04 server. I have SSH/Putty, MySQL, and Phpmyadmin all working. But Samba refused to do anything. The last problem I noticed was that smbpass ...
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How to mount and use volumes in Ubuntu Server that had been encrypted with Ubuntu Desktop?

I have encrypted all my external disks with the default Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 encryption and I have been sharing them to my home network for a long time without an issue. Recently I decided to go with ...
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samba-ad-dc.override to fix SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server failing to start

According to this post (Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04), you can run "echo manual | tee /etc/init/samba-ad-dc.override" in order to create a file and fix the issue with one of ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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automagically share USB disk [closed]

I'm using kodibuntu, but I suppose the question would be the same for plain Ubuntu. Previously I was using xbian on my raspberry pi and it had a very useful feature: every time I plug a new USB ...
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Setting up Samba Shares with users that have different read/write permisions

I have just set up a Samba Server and setting up my shares, I have a Media Share that looks like this in the config file. [Media] comment = Media path = /Media browsable = yes read only = no ...
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Create nested samba shares with different user access

I am working at a small company and am the most tech-savy so I am in charge of setting up the server. I chose linux because of it being free and less malware prone. I am a novice linux user. I have ...
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can't connect to windows 8.1 shared folder

I have a ntfs 1TB drive shared on my windows 8.1 computer, I use my microsoft user id & pass to access it (as shown in the android ES explorer screenshot). I could also connect using the same ...
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How to add write permission to a group?

How can I give write permission to a group? The problem is: when somebody creates a file in the folder, the others in the same group can't modify it. I tried chmod, but the newly created files had ...
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multiple networks between computers

I have a Windows 7 laptop. And I having an Ubuntu machine that setup as a Samba server to hold my files I would like to have both computers accessible by Wi-Fi to the Internet but to hold my files I ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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14.04 CIFS mounting windows 8 share 'input output' error

I have tried hundreds of combinations of the following. mount -t cifs //alpha/raid_1 /media/alpha/raid_1 -v -o ...
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LDAP Users access Samba Share

Im trying to configure for school a network using LDAP and Samba (and integrating with Kerberos worths bonus points) and I have created a domain called ssar.local in which I created 3 Organization ...
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Xubuntu / Samba PC occasionally unreachable from Windows; works again when 'samba' package is reinstalled

I've configured a Xubuntu PC with Samba to allow file and folder sharing with Windows 7 PCs. The Xubuntu PC is almost always on. While it usually works when sharing files to and from each other, ...
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Cant add a Windows machine in domain (Samba AD DC)

im creating a Domain Controller with samba, everithing is fine on installation, machines are in a private lan and can see each other even with their hostnames and ip. But the problem comes when i try ...
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15.04 samba anonymous access from windows use being added to smbpasswd file

I am moving my home server to a new machine, new machine is 15.04 server. I am trying to setup an anonymous Samba share. After a lot of trying I think I had my config correct but found that my ...
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Ubuntu Samba share on SSD, slow?

I have an existing Samba server running on Ubuntu 14.04. It is using Sata 3 hitachi enterprise disks (raid 1 via Adaptec raid controller) and I'm getting a fairly respectable 90MB/s write speed ...
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Samba's NMBD and SMBD services dont work after reboot

I finished setting up my samba share between a linux system and a windows server. It worked fine until i rebooted. After it came back up i tried to reach the shared folder it gave out a "Failed to ...
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Make owner of newly create files AND folders www-data instead of superuser/admin

I've been struggling with permissions so far, and posted another question but identified what the problem was, without any way to fix it yet. My setup: Ubuntu Desktop with LAMP stack 5 "users" I ...
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Setting Permissions for /var/www on a local server running Ubuntu Desktop to share writing privileges with other computers on the local network

I've been struggling like hell for 3 days now, can't figure what I did wrong... EDIT 3: I think my question is more specific than I thought, so I have a new thread here: Make owner of newly create ...
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Folders, shares and permissions

I want to organise my home network for my family, so: kids get their own login (probably on a Windows machine). Kids get read/write access to their own folder. Kids get read-only access to a folder ...
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CIFS: “permission denied” but (empty) file created?

From /etc/fstab: //fileserver/share /home/share cifs credentials=/etc/smb.credentials 0 0 Share exists and is successfully mounted (by the root process). Writing to the share under Windows works ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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How to connect to external network hard drive as a different user?

I can access my external network hard drive with Files in Ubuntu 14.04.2. It is 2 TB WD hard drive and I guess its file system is NTFS and I guess (again) that samba is used here. First time I ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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How To Show Shared Data History using Ubuntu?

I shared some directories using Samba4.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 system with guest permissions. How could I know who accessed my share Who have copied/moved some files from these directories What are the ...
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Initial samba connection slow

So I have a 30 windows computers network connecting to a Fedora 20 server. This server serves as both a samba server and a gateway. I'm having troubles with the slow connection from windows to samba ...
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Hard drives not showing in nautilaus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 server and after finding Samba to be unworkable with a single Windows 7 Pc in my home network, I purged Samba from my system and now i can only see 3 of my 5 Hard drives in ...
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How to setup Samba to register with an Active Directory Domain Controller?

I am trying to setup an Ubuntu 14.04 server on a windows network. The server has a static IP address assigned to it. I need to be able to register the hostname (argo) of the server with AD domain ...
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Windows7 machine cannot access Linux share folders via Samba, help please

I have a linux and a windows 7 machine connected via samba. My linux machine is able to gain access to the folders on the windows 7 machine via the browse network tab in file manager but the windows 7 ...
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Why is Ubuntu resolving non-existent names to a local machine?

The domain www.hjhhfuddsa.com does not exist. However, if I browse to it in any web browser running under my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I see the configuration page for an old NAS enclosure at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Map Folder To Windows Share On Login

I have a folder on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop called Windows-Share. In a terminal I run the following command (all one line): sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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Cannot connect to samba share after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04

My Blackberry Playbook mounts samba share when connected via usb cable: After upgrading when trying to open share I get following error: ~$ smbclient -L 169.254.0.1 -N Connection to ...
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CIFS client behaving as root on server

I have a CIFS client w/a regular user. I have a SAMBA server where the only user is root. I want the user on the client system to be able to access the files on the remote server as root. So far I ...
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Permission denied for shared drive

Fairly new to Ubuntu; I'm trying to share a drive containing video files on my tower with two laptops, all running 14.04. When I go into the network and try to open the drive, I get the following: ...
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Workaround for Samba bug

I'm trying to get my work machine (running Ubuntu 14.04) to authenticate against active directory so I can mount some NFS shares on our server and still have permissions to everything. I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 no longer mounts samba share on boot

I recently upgraded to ubuntu server 15.04 from 14.04. I have this line in my fstab: Samba //192.168.1.101/mediaserver2/ /mnt/mediaserver/ cifs ...