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

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How can I access my ubuntu server remotely?

I have turned an old pc into an htpc/fileserver and have formatted a couple drives and have made them accessible and am currently able to connect them by typing in smb://10.0.x.xx and then it gives me ...
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How to get r/w permission for a directory for a particular user?

In my ubuntu server a directory named "softwares" is shared via samba for windows clients. The directory has only read permission. I am the system admin working on the ubuntu server. I am also not ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 LTS provide samba4 alpha?

I was surprised to see an alpha package in an LTS release. Why put such an alpha package in an LTS release, no matter how stable it can be? It can be misleading for careless people who didn' t check ...
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NFS server very slow when mounted separate NFS drive goes offline

We have server A serving files to users on a network via samba. It's running out of space, so we decided to mount an NFS share (server B) onto server A, under our previously shared samba share. It ...
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rsync creating 0 byte files on cifs mounted drive

Hi I have been using rsync successfully to backup files from my external drive to a cifs mounted shared drive since Ubuntu 10.04 Now with 13.04 I am getting a strage behavior with the following ...
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Samba is not working on Ubuntu 13.04?

I tried installing samba from Ubuntu Software Centre and from command line after installing . When I tried opening it is now showing in the application launcher or now working through command line. ...
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How do I remove infected files in a Ubuntu server samba share?

I am running a Ubuntu Server with Windows XP Clients. I have shared files with XP clients via samba share. The problem is there is a huge number of viruses in the share. Is there any way to remove ...
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Cannot auto mount NAS running samba on 12.04

I have tried to auto mount my NAS running samba with the following modifications to my fstab file without any luck: //10.0.1.4/NAS /home/wayne/NAS smbfs rw,username=,password=,uid=1000 0 0 The ...
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Samba+PowerBroker (aka LikeWise-Open) integration not working

Ubuntu: 12.04 x64 PBIS: Linux 2.4/2.6 kernel 64-bit DEB (from BeyondTrust website) Samba: 3.6.3 (from Ubuntu repo) We are having problems getting samba to integrate with PowerBroker (aka ...
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Unmounted cifs still work. Rmdir returns “Device or resource busy”

I've mounted a network folder in the Mysql data folder using: mount -v -t cifs //192.168.1.xx/path/to/folder/DATA -o username=xxxxxxx,password=xxxxx,file_mode=0777 /mnt/storageHDD/MySQL/data/netMNT ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not connect to share network drive

I have an Ubuntu PC used as a file server running 12.10 64bit. I am able to connect to it using Linux Mint, Windows7 and Windows 8, but unable to connect using Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried creating a ...
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Storage server with NTFS and Linux on old machine

We have several old computers at home, and many IDE HDD drives. I would like to make a "storage server" from one. SO I want to use its storage as a shared folder. The other computers are Windows 7 / ...
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“unknown file system” error in fstab when trying to mount a cifs share

Anyone have an idea why a cifs mounted share suddenly doesn't work in fstab? I can mount it from the command line, but mount -a gives: unknown file system '-o'. I had a bit of trouble getting it ...
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win8 dos not show ubuntu machine in networking

I have a ubuntu machine running several samba shares. my windows 7 pcs show this machine in file explorer under networking. when I click on it I can see my shares and access them. However my windows ...
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How would I use Deja Dup on a password protected SMB share?

How would I use Deja Dup to backup to a password protected SMB (on a samba server) share? Note: not a duplicate, I put a bounty on my previous question, and nobody answered it after a month.
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Can't access files on mounted shared folder from windows

I have access to a shared folder from windows to get some images for my webpage. I can mount it using the next command: sudo mount -t cifs //win-server/folder -o username=myuser,password=mypass ...
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How to add printer using SAMBA in ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

The option is not present anymore in system settings printer to add: Windows Printer via SAMBA
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Upgraded to 13.04, mount.cifs returns “Invalid argument” -22 error

Just upgraded my Ubuntu Server to 13.04, and the existing and working fstab configuration for a cifs mount is failing with the generic -22 error (invalid argument): 12:38 PM wesley at wsrv cwd ~ $ ...
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Permissions of mounted cifs share (Shared from FreeNAS)

I have a FreeNAS installation running under VirtualBox. When I try to mount one of my FreeNAS shares in Ubuntu 12.10, permissions on the share prevent me from entering the directory, listing or ...
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Installing Samba on a Seperate Volume (Hard Disk)

I have managed to get my first Ubuntu Server (minimal) setup up and running on a 1GB internal USB header stick. What I need to do now is to install the file server, but on a separate physical disk ...
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How can I share NTFS drive between Ubuntu PC

I am just installing Ubuntu 12.04 in my office in two PC. Every PC have some NTFS formated drive. So I want to share them between these two PCs. Please help me regent if possible.
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How to set up SAMBA / CUPS print server?

I am using 13.04 on an old laptop hooked up to a printer that I would like to access from my Windows 8 PC. I have been working on this for hours and I cannot seem to get the right configuration of ...
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Files aren't getting shared on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ( Samba Error )

When I am trying to share any folder , following error comes in the screen : Samba's testparm returned error 1: Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max ...
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After a failure 13.04 distupgrade, mount is not working anymore with CIFS

I have a problem after doing a failure upgrading to the 13.04 distribution, after installing all packages the script was stopped before deleting all packages (due to a network interrupt). After ...
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VLC freezes when trying to play large files on networked windows share

I have a windows 7 machine with a shared drive that holds much of my media. I have another ubuntu (13.04) machine hooked to my television that I also use to play the movies. I've noticed that when I ...
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Any way to restore connect to windows share as a different user?

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 the file manager lost the ability to connect to windows shares as a specific user(from 'connect to server') from the file manager. I could be connected to z share as ...
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Cannot run samba interface after installing 13.04

I cannot get the samba interface to run after installing 13.04. I installed samba through the software center on one machine, and through terminal sudo apt-get install samba system-config-samba ...
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SSH vs SMB vs NFS for GUI file transfer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images ...
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How do I get my shared disk back on line in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a folder on my disk which I share over the LAN so my wife can do backups to it. It has worked since I can remember. Now I've updated to 13.04 and suddenly I no longer see it or even my computer ...
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I just upgraded to 13.04 and Samba isn't working. It is installed but will not open. Any help?

So I just upgraded to 13.04. I had to do a fresh install because I was having problems updating from 12.04, so I lost all of my previous settings and programs. Now that 13.04 is up and running, I ...
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“failed to retrieve share list from server: No Such File or directory” while trying to access windows shares

I keep getting "failed to retrieve share list from server: No Such File or directory" when I try viewing my shared files in Ubuntu 13.04 and they were all working fine until the upgrade! Help!
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NTFS-3G permissions and inherit fstab flag

I'm trying to user a NTFS filesystem with full ACS's set just like windows. Everything is working fine except the permissions set to created files. Here is my environment: fstab: ...
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samba share, how to auto mount unmounted ntfs shared folders

I have a working samba ntfs shared folders, but they have to be mounted first before I can open them from another computer. Is there a way to auto mount them?
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How can I mount cifs shares in (k)ubuntu 13.04?

In (k)ubuntu 12.10, I could mount a cifs drive (from my Apple Airport Extreme) with sudo mount -t cifs -o user=foobar,password=foobar,rw,hard,nosetuids,noperm //192.168.1.2/Drive ~/mnt/mount_point ...
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Dolphin file manager stops working after mounted samba server was turned off (unexpected action?)

I had mounted my samba share by editing file /etc/fstab It works, I can use resources on remote system as well as on my hdd. However, if I turn off my samba server, dolphin (as I noticed) stops ...
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Make sure server can always boot and a hard drive is mounted before sharing with Samba

I have two 2-TB hard drives (not the boot/system drives) with a single partition in each, that I share with Samba. Mountpoints are in /mnt/drive01 and /mnt/drive02. These are also the path of two ...
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How can I configure password based access and list all shared directories?

I'm using Ubuntu/Samba and I seek for an explanation how to: put password protection access to computer, not on single directories list all directories that I share, and not search them manually I ...
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Mounting samba share with root priveleges 12.10

How to permanently mount samba share with root priveleges? I've used this FAQ but still getting the same error. The point is i don't want to send credentials in plane text. User credentials file: ...
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Samba: how can I access a share on a Virtualbox guest (in NAT mode)

My OS: Windows 8 Virtualbox guest: Ubuntu 12.10 server I configured apache server on vbox guest and mapped http, https, ssh port successfully into ubuntu server. It works nice without any problem. ...
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Samba shares, using smb.conf or /var/lib/samba/usershare [closed]

Ok, so I caused my own problem by trying to be funny. And now I am very confused about how to fix it. So here we go: Our server has had 2 open shares since day one. only one of them offered windows ...
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Redirecting a locally mounted Windows SMB share (CIFS) to a Windows Terminal Server session

I have been living in the linux world only 2 months so far and have hit a problem with the above mentioned task, now explained in more detail: Our company has 2 Windows Terminal Servers to which the ...
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File copy freezing with large network copies

I'm using version 12.10. When I do large file copy from windows network share it always hangs the copy process. Rest of machine is fine, just the copy process is hung. I connect to the share by ...
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Can a printer user code be entered in the printer settings gui?

I managed to get my Ubuntu laptop to do wifi printing at the university in Australia where I study, I was told that only windows using only Internet Explorer can print (not even Mac) as they have a ...
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samba setup completely broken

I have been trying to configure samba for a while now. as I had completely broken my setup, i followed the post on this site to completely reset samba to the defaults. (see How do I completely reset ...
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Implications of setting “usershare owner only = false” in smb.conf

I'm using Wubi and want to share a directory from the (Win8) host via Samba. When I try to do this using Nautilus I receive the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare ...
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Can't share my folders?

hi there I'd been looking for the solution but i hadnt found anyone that had the same issue. I'm trying to share a folder but everytime that I tried to do so Nautilus displays me an error. La «red ...
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VirtualBox client OS (using NAT) is able to access host's LAN - How come?

My network is somewhat simple: all PCs in my LAN (Ubuntu desktop, Win7 desktop, XP netbook) connected to a dlink home router, which is connected to ISP's cable modem. LAN has IP subnet 10.10.10.0/24, ...
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Crossover connection between two Ubuntu PCs using samba very slow

I got a Cat5e crossover cable to exchange files between my PC and Notebook real quick but the transfer rate is 1.3 MBs. Using USB 2.0 I'm soo much faster putting files on my external HDD. This can't ...
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Samba only works if logged in over ssh

I have a headless ubuntu server running samba. I have a windows 7 laptop, windows 8 desktop, a lubuntu desktop running xbmc, and a samsung note2 running android. Whenever any of these computers has a ...
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Can anyone point me to a guide for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on to a USB Thumb Drive?

I am currently looking to change my home NAS from FreeNAS to Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I have had a look but all the guides I can find are about making a live USB not a USB with the Full install on it. ...