Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Ubuntu and is also the default file server for 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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Samba share opens in gedit rather than nautilus [closed]

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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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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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 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 at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saving an excel file on a windows shared folder using wine

I'm not sure if anyone can help with this particular scenario but here goes. I am currently running MS Office 2010 (Home and Business) on Ubuntu 13.10 using PlayOnLinux. I'm able to open excel files ...
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Not able to change permission of files/folder shared in samba [duplicate]

I am trying to change permission and change the group permission of the folders which are shared through SAMBA (Samba PDC). Commands are as follows: # chmod 766 /mnt/Format but nothing changed. ...
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Skip if server needs a password in Local Area Network

I have a list of IP's for computers in my LAN, I don't want to enter password for computers that require password, So I would like to skip such PC's. gvfs-mount smb://servername I'm using the above ...
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Permission on shared folder are correct but files can't be saved

I have a shared folder set up on an ubuntu machine. When someone connects to the folder and creates a file, the file permissions set the group to read/write. I can check the permission on Ubuntu or ...
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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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rsync isn't creating files or folders

I'm still relatively new to Ubuntu and Linux. I've got a windows machine with a DAS. I've got about 5TB of data on it, and I want to use my server running 12.04 to back it up daily / weekly. I've ...
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ubuntu server and samba

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu server 12.04 nas using samba file sharing. I first tried to set it up with webmin and when that didn't work, I tried to set it up manually using the vi editor modifing ...
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stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting ubuntu server 12.04.3

I am getting the following MSG after restarting networking services stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting in ubuntu server 12.04.3 What does lt mean? However I am able to Ping my dns ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Share non-OS drive with Windows

I'm a total noob. I've got a HP Microserver with Ubuntu 13.10 desktop installed. I've got a 250GB hard drive with the OS on there, and a 3TB drive I'd like to share with Windows. I've managed to ...
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Synaptic says Samba installed, can't launch it

Ubuntu & Lubuntu 12.04 I installed Samba with Synaptic Package Manager, but it doesn't show up on any of the Lubuntu menus. In Ubuntu it doesn't show either. Dash doesn't show it. If I type ...
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AUFS shared over SMB and NFS

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 as a file server with 3 disks, two contain files and one contains parity of the others, using snapraid. I have been able to share one disk as both SMB and NFS, but now I ...
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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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Samba permissions

I'm setting up a NAS server, and I'm trying to configure samba. I can see the share on my windows clinet, but i can't write anything in it. My smb.conf looks like this: [global] workgroup=WORKGROUP ...
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How can I view my stored media on my PS3 on my Ubuntu server?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server and setup Samba I believe to use as a general use home server. How do I go about making this server available to my PS3 so that I can view my stored media on my ...
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How to specify Samba network adapter

This question might sound crazy, and maybe it is. My folder share can only be accessed through the ip address which corresponds to my wireless adapter. If someone tried to access the share through the ...
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Where does a Ubuntu system store the username and password for a mounted system?

I have mounted a windows system from a folder. First I pressed ctrl + l. Then on top in location by samba protocol I connected to the remote system. I provide the remote system username and password ...
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Share tab disappered when viewing folder properties?

When I tried to share a folder called test I found that the share tab was missing in folder properties. I am wondering how to restore it as I think it disappeared after samba4 was installed. Here is ...
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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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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
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Login as another user via terminal without root permissions

I work at a small company and use Putty on a windows machine to tunnel into our file server as "root." It is a very simple file server running Samba with about 30 users. Each user has distinct ...
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Backup files and folders on Qnap Ts-421

I have a ubuntu 12.04 desk that I use as a file server, I have a Qnap turbo NAS Ts-421 that I'd like to use as a backup destination. I've enabled smb, nfs, ftp, and ssh and the firmware is the latest ...
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Can not access network share of windows 7 from ubuntu

I have a problem in ubuntu 12.04 My lan settings are as follows: 4 windows pc. 1 ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I can see all the network pc on my ubuntu network. I can access shared folders of 3 windows ...