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

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Share permissions

This is my first post after switching to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, desktop version, for my media server. I am having problems creating share on an extra drive. I can create and access shares on the system ...
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Connect Linux to Mac Samba (Windows like sharing)

Hello I want to create samba share folder between Linux (Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and Mac OS X (v 10.7.5) but this is what I get from a command: smbclient -L //192.168.1.18/ Output: Enter mareeke's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts <-> Windows 7 sharing [duplicate]

I'm pretty much a newbie with UNIX and I m having a bit of a difficulty connecting my Ubuntu PC with my Windows 7 PC via LAN. First things first, I've installed samba and created a shared folder ...
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File ownership changes on save for “some” files

On my server, I have two accounts; one for me and one for my wife. We both share the same group as our primary group. For simple text files, when I own the file and she edits and saves that file, ...
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Mounting user's home directories on Ubuntu to a remote SAMBA share

I have a ClearOS server (Linux) acting as a Primary Domain controller, running SAMBA. I have a mixture of clients logging on to both Windows and Ubuntu machines. My issue is getting users home ...
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Windows 7 & 8.1 -> Ubuntu 14 - Folder Sharing

NOOB LINUX user here... Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a Intel NUC. Everything configured and working. I have a 4TB EXT USB 3.0 drive that I want to use as my HTPC data drive. Installed SAMBA ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...
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Automatic authentication for samba shares

My network consists of an Ubuntu 14.04 server sharing folders via samba to countless other Windows clients on the network. I'm tired of connecting to the server and it asking for a user name and ...
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Can't connect to Samba network

I have set up Samba network on my PC and I can connect to it from my phone but when I try via laptop running 14.04 it just keeps asking for creditentals over and over again and I am not sure where ...
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Is 14.10 compatible with Samba — Yes or No?

I have tried all sorts of on-line helps, tutorials, etc. I'd like a simple, honest answer: Is 14.10 desktop compatible with Samba and Windows 8.1 Pro? Yes or No? This is a home network, no domain, ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 14.04 Samba share via Windows 7

I'm sorry to ask what seems to be such a popular, over-asked question but I've done my digging and can't, for the life of me, log into my Ubuntu 14.04 samba share with Windows 7. Here's my smb.conf ...
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Tried everything, cannot configure SAMBA on my Ubuntu systems on different interfaces

As the title suggests, I have tried everything but cannot see my Desktop 14.04 Ubuntu Gnome box from my laptop running the same distro, and vice versa. However, I CAN see my laptop samba shares from ...
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mount.cifs: How to avoid long timeouts after switching IPs (wired <=> wifi)

When undocking my notebook from the docking station with its wired ethernet connection I let network manager automatically switch on the wifi radio. Upon entering the docking station I let it switch ...
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Samba Powerbroker

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 lts with samba 4.1.6 and powerbroker and server 2008 AD When I use wbinfo -u I am able to see all of users I my common-session has these lines session required ...
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Is it possible to mount and unmout network shares through file manager?

I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line //192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 and then through command line ...
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12 ubuntu PCs in LAN : None getting connected via Samba

Well i know this is not a new question to this community but the problem is surely very new I have got 12 pcs in our office which is ubuntu based. All of them are connected via lan wire or wifi. ...
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Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?

I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to ...
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Mount Windows File Share and acces them on ubuntu 14.04 server

I have created a windows file share windows server 2012 on one of the data centre and I want to access the file share in another data centre on Ubuntu server 14.04 I am able to ping both the machines ...
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How to follow symbolic link with smb share

I have a Virtual machine running Ubuntu server 14.04 and I've set up some smb shares. Everything is working fine except for following symbolic links. The host is a Mac and I can see the symbolic link ...
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Create files in folders created by other users [duplicate]

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me with the problem im having. First of all, im pretty comfortable with command line but by no means an linux expert so I would appreciate some ...
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Can't browse samba network after upgrade 14.10 to install printer

With 14.04 I installed a network printer, hosted on a different windows PC. Everything worked fine, but after upgrading to 14.10 I get the error that I can't print. When trying to open the properties ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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Permission denied when sharing folders

For some reason I've never been able to get Network shares working on Ubuntu, 12.04 nor 14.04. Although I have the desktop version, I've followed the server sharing advice here with no luck. The ...
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share home directory by samba in ubuntu

I have installed samba on my Ubuntu server. I do changes on smb.config and I can connect from my windows to the share file which I create in a path /srv/samba/share with using [share] part and ...
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How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch?

How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch? In Android I use ES File Explorer to access files on a Raspberry Pi shared over LAN only.
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Having problems with Samba4/BIND9_DLZ : AppArmor permission issue

(12.04.5LTS Server) Have a user "named", configured in the bind9 service to start. My /etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.sbin.named file /usr/local/samba/lib/** rm, /usr/local/samba/private/dns.keytab r, ...
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How to Undo installation settings

Recently I just installed ubuntu server 14.0.4 and I was able to install active directory domain controller with samba, but i realized there some issues i'll ran into when connecting the client ...
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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Unable to install Samba

I've been trying to install Samba with this terminal prompt: sudo apt-get install samba This is the response I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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How to get group write permission with Samba 4?

I have a Samba share server running Ubuntu. After upgrading to 14.04, I had Samba upgraded from 3 to 4. Since then, I can't get group write permission on my newly created directory or files. What was ...
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smbtree not finding my samba shares, but I can connect to shares using Mac client

I'm trying to use smbtree to view samba shares on my local network. Several of those shares are hosted on my own server, which I am running all these commands on. I know the shares exist because I can ...
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“browse” button disabled in “windows printer via samba” for printer shares

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and SMB printing seems to be missing. There was no SAMBA option for adding a network printer, after Googling, I installed libsmbclient, smbclient and ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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A accesses B's shared resources, B cannot access A?

Two Ubuntu 14.04 machines, A & B with wired links via local router, are configured identically as far as I can manage. Their smb.conf files, identical except for share path names, declare: ...
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How to force SMB2 protocol in samba?

For security reasons, I'd like to disable the SMB1 protocol in samba. Is it possible? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Samba Permissions not staying for all users on 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server with Samba so that MAC and PC machines can connect to it via a wired network. I have created a single share: mkdir -p /mnt/TEST-NEW-SERVER chown -R root:users ...
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Ubuntu Server Samba Permissions best practice

I am having some problems accessing my Ubuntu Server 14.04 over Samba. I am trying to access from my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 desktop and other Linux desktops. I would like to have fine access control in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 File Server, using Samba, NFS, OwnCloud and SFTP, all on the same mounted path

My Ubuntu 14.04 box has a mounted HDD with ext4 on local the path /Public I chown the path to my only username so I can transfer files using SFTP (via SFTP client) from my Windows Machine. I wanted to ...
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Transferring large files between an Ubuntu machine and a windows machine

I have two computers, one with Ubuntu 14.04 (PC1), the other one with Windows-7 (PC2). I have a >2GB file to transfer from PC1 to PC2 and I got a timeout message by using the usual way, i.e. using the ...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and ...
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How To Transfer Files Between Two Ubuntu Machines Connected Via RJ45?

I have a desktop PC running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Laptop running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to transfer files from Desktop to my laptop using Samba (or whatever else). Can anyone guide me (or ...
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cannot connect to samba shares

I'm on ubuntu server and out of the blue when I try to connect to samba shares it tells me it cannot find the shares but it can see the folder. I'm connecting via ViMu on a googletv box. I've not ...
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Problems with folder permissions using samba

I'm having issues with sharing a folder with Samba over my LAN. I created the fileshare by mounting one of my drives, then running gksudo nautilus and sharing the folder using the built-in sharing ...
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Ubuntu-Windows Public Folder File Share

I have created a network share folder in my Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded Samba and created a username and gave it a password. I have Windows 8 able to see it and add credentials. But after I enter in ...
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Error: 'There was a problem connecting to the CUPS server.'after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, I can not use my (SAMBA) network printer anymore. Jobs stay in the que forever. When I go to 'Printers' and ask for the properties of the printer, I get the message: ...
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Where is “session sufficient pam_lsass.so” and the “/usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf”

I am new in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I am setting up a Samba File Server and join it to our domain. I configured some of the configuration, but in the step 6 of this guide, I was unable to ...
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How to upgrade SAMBA to latest version?

My Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS 64 bit. My Samba version is 4.1.6. Latest Samba version is 4.1.13. How can I upgrade to this version?
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samba upgrade on ubuntu

good day , my name is saleem ali from trinidad and tobago . i would like some assistance - i have a server running samba along with squid but i would like to create a new server to run samba alone the ...