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

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ubuntu 14.04 - Samba - How to share from another drive?

I am pretty much done setting up my home media computer but I am stuck on one of my last tasks. I am new to linux/Ubuntu so I have a lot to learn about permissions and what not and I'm pretty sure ...
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How do I pass SMB/CIFS nobrl (or other mount) option to gvfs-mount?

I'd like to mount a dedicated NAS box SMB share from userland (no sudo or root access) via gvfs-mount, and specify various mount.cifs options such as nobrl (no byte-range locking) for compatibility ...
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Adding hard disc to existing Samba Share folder

I have samba share running on a server sharing music, videos and files over network from a hdd. This hdd is now nearly full, now i would like to add another hdd of 5tb, so how can i do that without ...
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Disk space is lock or not release after moving files

I have this scenario, a disk is mount on and serves as storage device. shared to windows via samba. storage size is about 300GB and already full. i have tried to move files to another storage but ...
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Impossible to start GUI after data loader Grub : SMB / CIFS files --> fail

Since I cleaned up the system by deleting some useless programs (the system needed more space... ), it was impossible to start Ubuntu normally: the GUI doesn't start. By editing the error message in ...
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Unable to access password protected folder on Windows share

I'm able to connect to the Windows share via both the GUI and command line - the share itself does not require credentials, but the folder I am trying to access is limited by username/pw. When I try ...
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Ubuntu shared folders using samba not getting listed in windows 7

I am trying to share files using samba from my Ubuntu 14.04 machine to Windows 7 machine which are connected to the same network . I have set up samba in my ubuntu machine, gave sharing permissions to ...
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Transmission on Ubuntu Server 15.04 File permissions after download permission denied

I have setup my home server wrong I think, I have transmission for downloading my torrents it downloads to /mnt/external/Torrents/Finished if transmission downloads just a file to that folder ...
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Two servers(services) on one machine (IP)

I'm wondering, is there any option to run multiple servers or services on one device (Ubuntu server) on one IP? For example I want to install something similar to ActiveDirectory, let's say it will ...
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Where is the GVFS folder in 15.04

I can't seem to locate the GVFS folder in Ubuntu 15.04 has its location changed from 14.10? The old location: /run/user/1000/gvfs/ Is always empty, no matter how many samba shares are mounted. ...
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Samba permissions in 14.04

Looked high and low - but not able to get a clear cut answer / leads. I am using 14.04 for file server. There are 4 users connected to this - each with their own pwds. All are shared to one group. ...
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smbclient finds NAS, but mount can't find it

I'm trying to auto-mount a NAS drive I have to Ubuntu Server, but it's giving me an issue where it doesn't seem to find the NAS name on the network when I mount it. Pulling up the shares like this ...
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How can i see my Windows PC from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE 15.04 and even before I installed Samba I had full access to my Windows PC in my home network. even watching a shared movie via VLC player worked. Then I installed ...
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Samba share only writable when chown for specific user set

I have a samba server running on a Ubuntu 14.04 server I set up a samba share. [Pictures] writeable = yes path = /mnt/data/share/Pictures user = christian test valid users = christian test write ...
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make samba share visible in Windows “Network”

tl;dr Shared files are accessible, but server isn't visible in Windows listing. I've got printers and some directories shared via Samba, but they do not appear in the listing when a Windows user ...
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unable to install samba on ubuntu 14.04

Trying to install samba and get this error anil@anil:~$ sudo apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How do I get Samba to trust a windows domain server

Can anyone show me how I can add a windows Domain (win2k8R2) to Samba Server. I am trying get Samba to trust all the users & workstation of particular windows domain which I believe will solve a ...
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Share a folder from UBUNTU

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 inside VMware on a Windows 7 host and I need to share a folder to the host machine. I've successfully shared the folder so it's visible to the Windows side, but I need to be ...
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Can not access the shared folder in Ubuntu 14.4 / Samba

I seems to be faced off with this issue for quite sometime now. I was able to access the shared folder without any issues when I use Ubuntu 12 LTS but after the upgrade to 14.4LTS only some PC's can ...
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Samsung printer on server - install and make it accessible

I seem to can not find any information on how to install a Samsung's SCX-3200 Multifunction device on Ubuntu server so it can be accessible from windows and linux computers on the network, so we do ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4.2LTS + Samba 4.1.6 as Primary Domain Controller no LDAP - Windows 7

I thought I'd put together this bare-bones tutorial since it took me about a month of going through other online tutorials to finally get this to work. The intended audience is more advanced I.T. ...
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System can't write in the windows mounted location

I have a shared directory on a Windows server and mounted it on Ubuntu 14.04 server with this command, sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.137/data$ /mnt/data I mounted the directory using sudo as the ...
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Samba public share does not show up at “Network” in Windows, but is accessible

I have set up a Samba public share as follows: [global] workgroup = MYWORKGROUP netbios name = SHUTTLESERVER security = user map to guest = bad user dns proxy = no guest ...
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Share Folders can not be accessed from outside of the local network after the upgrade

Hope you any one of you brilliant mind could help me out with this issue as I am battling this for the past 2 weeks and can not find a way round. Here is the problem. I had Ubuntu 12 Server LTS. ...
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If I am using tdbsam as backend for samba, Do I still use smbpasswd?

I am confused about adding users to samba. A lot of blogs out there say to use smbpasswd but is that for tdbsam backend? How do I setup the users in modern samba version 4.1.6 (ubuntu 14.04) with the ...
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Samba on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS is not visible in the local net anymore

I set up Samba on my Ubuntu Server, I could see the server from the two Windows PCs in my home and I could share files between the PCs. When I restarted the system, I could not see the server anymore. ...
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How to permanently mount password-protected samba share with workgroup

I can use the following command to log into a samba share on my network: smbclient -L //host.name.com -U myUser --workgroup=WORK where myUser is my username and WORK is the name of the workgroup. I ...
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Windows to ubuntu-server samba share almost double as fast as ubuntu or mac os x to samba share

I have recently build my second home server. And it is working great the only weird thing that i would like to solve is that my Samba transfer speed from Windows 10 to my server is mostly around ...
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Could not set shared folder

I'm running on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Trying to share a folder on a network via shares-admin and system-config-samba applications but they give me error. command sudo shares-admin output: error: ...
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Problem Connecting To Server (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a school server that I am usually connecting to using the following command from the terminal: ssh myUserName@my.server.com However, if I try to connect using Network - Connect to Server, I ...
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Windows logon scripts failed to run after ubuntu server is turned on

I recently teaching myself how to set up an ubuntu + samba file server in a Windows domain. Things seem to be running fine except if a user logon a workstation after ubuntu server is on, those windows ...
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Weird bug with SSH, Unison and Samba?

I am running two servers, one at home (Server 1) and one at the office (Server 2). Both of these servers run a couple of Samba share directories which are synced every 30 minutes with Unison - the ...
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How to remove my printer from shared list?

I have two printers in my system called "HP-LaserJet-1200" and "hp1320". If I right-click on their icons under "Printers" windows, the Shared item is not selected and I can select it. But both ...
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Samba config GUI doesn't show after entering password

To be able to share folder on lubuntu machine to be visible on from Windows 7, I had to share some folder with Samba. Samba is installed and when: [Start menu] System Tools Samba Click on Samba, ...
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Samba keeps asking username and password whatever I do

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop that I want to use like a fileserver to share data on my office. I have three desktops using KUbuntu 15.04 that must access the files. I install samba using the ...
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Ubuntu samba file server using ldap

I am quite new to samba. I have an ldap server already setup with users. I am now setting up a new samba file server that they will be accessing through the ldap. Has anyone done this before? I am ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Server After Setting Up VPN

I had installed Samba by following this guide: Samba Guide for a while on my ubuntu server now, everything works fine until I installed OpenVPN to my server recently. After I have installed OpenVPN ...
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Add a samba user that can access samba shares mounted under my user account?

I've set up two users on my home server (14.04 - Desktop) and on samba. I stay logged in to my (main) account and the drives being served throughout the house are mounted at ...
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Is sharing a mounted USB drive on Samba without a password a security risk?

At my low level of expertise, the only way I can share a mounted external drive from Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows computers in my house is to use the Samba GUI to share it, then edit smb.conf to add "force ...
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How do I password-protect a Samba-shared folder that uses “force user”?

After trying various things, I've found that this has allowed me to share an external HDD from Ubuntu to my Windows computers. Is there any way that I can add some sort of password protection to ...
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Ubuntu transfer file via Hotspot like with Zapya

i have most big file and i'm trying to trasfer that via hotspot like with Zapya, after create new Wireless(shared) on kubuntu and connect to that on kubuntu, i'm connected to that from Windows, now i ...
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Give write-access to subfolder on samba share

I have a read-only share on my samba server, is it possible for me to make subdirectories on this share and make them writable for others/specific users? Example: \\server\share Only root write ...
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CIFS Automount not working - requires client password

I'm having a problem getting LinuxMachine2 to auto-mount (at boot) from LinuxMachine1. LinuxMachine1 has this entry in /etc/fstab : //10.100.100.100/homes /mnt/new_sftp cifs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - issue opening Samba shared locations with Nautilus

As asked I'll try to clarify my issue. I've an Ubuntu 12.04 system (64Bit), on which I've some shared folders. I'll call this SYSTEM A. I'm able to access to these folders from other devices ...
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Samba doesn't start

I've just installed Samba from the Ubuntu Software Center. Now Samba is in my application list. But when I launch it Ubuntu ask me for the root password, I write it, press Enter... and nothing happen. ...
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i need to add 3 users to see each other /homes

I'm trying that 3 users i have see each other /home with different access. because i want them to have the permisson just for one or 2 things they have to do without using the smb.conf
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Network printer via samba only works in evince

I have a strange problem. I have a network printer with authentication that I installed the normal way through the Printers wizard. Connecting to the printer with samba. Printing however, only works ...
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Samba stopped working… wrong interface?

After a few days, my samba installation stopped working: the processes are running, testparm is ok, but seemingly it can't connect to the local interface properly (?). I've scanned forums for hours, ...
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Sharing files and folders between two pcs ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

I have pc and laptop and I am using ubuntu 14.04 beside windows xp sp3 on both devices. I tried to share folders between them . I installed Samba . Set a user and password . Set folders as shared ...
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SMB share was usable, then disappeared

I finished configuring samba this morning. I connected to it with my Mac, and I could read directories, open files, and delete them. It was working :-) Then I restarted my Mac, for unrelated reasons, ...