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 to make nautilus forget saved password?

I am browsing Shared folders on a Windows network through Samba. When I first opened a system on the network I was asked for a login username, password and I checked the save-password setting. Now ...
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User's password can not be set with passwd

I am running Ubuntu as a server, but with X-windows setup. I have SSH , Samba and RAID 5 setup. Was having trouble browsing Samba shares from my Windows 7 laptop, so I thought it might be a problem ...
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Windows Printer via Samba - browse not available

Recently installed Kubuntu 12.10 on a Dell XPS system. Overall happy, but I cannot access my Windows printers. Samba is correctly installed and works for browsing and accessing Windows directories on ...
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FTP access to a windows machine on LAN?

I am on a LAN network on which most of the systems are Windows based and only I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I want to access the Shared folders on these systems using my ubuntu. I have installed samba ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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How do I install smbmount?

It seems that smbmount is not available in Kubuntu 12.10: - neptune():~$ smbmount //192.168.0.100/ samba/ -o rw smbmount: command not found - neptune():~$ apt-file search smbmount manpages-zh: ...
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Music app for large library over samba share

I am currently using Smb4k to auto-mount my Samba share (a 2TB hard drive plugged into my router USB port). The music collection is only a few hundred GBs. I've tried adding my music collection to a ...
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What's easiest way to get nas to mount in12.04

Still fighting to get my nas (dlink) to mount in 12.04, same message as most other folks I see, I've tried a bunch of fstab stuff and i've tried to use samba, not getting it. Is there a step by step ...
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What is the difference between a Samba share and the Nautilus share method?

So, my server finally died (good old 10 year old machine, minimum). I was running Mandriva on it using samba to share some data areas for backups and storage (had added a SATA card and some 1TB ...
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Server drops all network connections from OTHER hosts during SAMBA file copy from Gigabit clients

I have a vanilla install of Ubuntu Server 12.10 running on an old P4 PC with 512MB RAM and a 10/100 NIC. Default samba config, with a simple share defined as follows: [public] comment = Ubuntu File ...
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How do I access my D-link Share Center NAS?

Newish to ubuntu, installed 12.10 yesterday and am trying to access my dlink share center (NAS) on my home network. When I go to browse network, it shows up but will not access my files because it's ...
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Cannot connect to windows share using computer name

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed in VMware Workstation as a guest. The VM's network adapter is set up as "bridge", so effectively, it should look like it is connected directly to the switch all my ...
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samba gui not opening

Running 12.04 on 2 PCs both Dell and a compaq with XP. I want to config the system so one Dell is the server and the others clients, try to open the GUI and nothing after entering password. Have glade ...
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How to get hp printer to select correct trays on samba shared printer

My first post here. Clean install of 12.04.1. Previously 10.04. Have been running a p2035n printer without problem. Now, no matter what paper tray I select it prints to the top "by-pass" feeder--not ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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Samba share mounting in read-only mode

I used to mount my local network HDD (samba share) using following fstab entry: //192.168.1.5/PUBLIC /media/MyBookLive smbfs credentials=/home/gacek/.mybookcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000 Of course, ...
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Samba 3.6 and Samba4

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and samba 3.6 (the version of samba that is installed for Ubuntu 12.10, by default). Everything works fine. I can access shared folders and shared printers of Windows ...
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Samba sharing from ubuntu to win7

I have installed and configured a SAMBA server. So far it works well until I try to log in. When the password box pops up from a win7 machine, I enter the details but it says "wrong details". The ...
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How to access Windows 7 PC in Samba network?

First of all, sorry for my bad English, as it isn't my primary language. I have a home network with my Ubuntu box, a Windows XP box (sister's laptop) and a Windows 7 box (mother's PC). Never had a ...
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Cannot copy to Samba Share ubuntu

I could use some help. I have no Idea what is wrong: I have an Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Samba set up. I have an Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, an Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a Windows 8 Surface Tablet. A) The ...
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Samba passwords don't sync

First, this is a Debian Wheezy issue. I just switched from Ubuntu to Debian. I took my smb.conf file with me but Samba dosen't work as expected. Before today, I could just add a user and then log ...
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Could not display "smb:// [closed]

I'm trying to mount a Windows share in Ubuntu 12.10 and Pinguy 12.04 with Nautilus. I'm getting the typical "Could not display "smb://192.168.0.7/groups" error message. The share's name is Groups, ...
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How can I remap usernames when printing to a shared printer?

At work my group currently use self maintained network printers. We also run our own self contained Linux network for some members of the group. It all works beautifully. The management has decided ...
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How do I re-install Samba?

I recently followed a guide to configure Samba but I couldn't get it configured properly. After realizing that the guide was six years out of date I thought I should start again. I reinstalled samba ...
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Transfer data from Windows Vista via Ethernet to Ubuntu 12.04

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I want to transfer my files (pictures, Music, Documents) from Windows Vista to Ubuntu via Ethernet. I understand that I have to configure the IP but how do you ...
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Why can't I browse network shares on 12.04?

This is driving me nuts. I recently did a fresh install of 12.04 on three computers (two laptops, one desktop). For a while, I was able to connect to my FreeNAS media server through Browse Network, ...
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HP 2410 printer shared on Winwows XP not visible on Ubuntu's network

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and HP 2410 printer shared on Windows XP. Problem is that under Ubuntu are visible only network printers, but not printers shared on XP. I installed HP Device Manager, and ...
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CIFS - Default security mechanism requested (Mounted Share)

The following message appear every time I reboot/boot my ubuntu 12.04.1 CIFS VFS: default security mechanism requested. The default security mechanism will be upgraded from nbtlm to ntlmv2 in ...
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prevent suspend while streaming over samba

Seems this is an open problem -- streaming over Samba apparently doesn't pause the idle timer on Ubuntu (12.10 Unity), so the machine will suspend after the usual 30 minutes despite the fact that I'm ...
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Where does Caja file manager mount SMB shares?

I'm running on Ubuntu 12.10 with Caja installed. For Nautilus, the mount point for shared file is ~/.gvfs, any idea where it's stored for Caja or other file managers?
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Why the difference between Samba sharing inside Home folder and outside (eg: mounted device)

With Samba, when I share inside my home folder, I only need to right click the folder I want to share (Let's assume it is on the Desktop) and select Sharing Options, then just select the options I ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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Samba cannot access some network

My laptop is Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to access shares on certain network. There are 3 networks, lets say it is NetworkA, NetworkB and NetworkC. I can access Network A and Network B just fine but I ...
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transferring files from PC to Ubuntu PC on same network

i recently installed a fresh version of ubuntu 12.04 i wanted to transfer my old files from my pc that is running windows, to my other pc which now has ubuntu installed on it. They are both on the ...
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how to access samba shares via nat?

I have setup a virtual machine in Virtual Box and installed a Samba Server. I changed the guest operating system's NIC from Bridged to NAT for a reason that I can't remember. I then added a additional ...
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Set up Ubuntu Server 12.04 for my office

As I have great interest in Linux, I suggested my GM to update my office server to Ubuntu. He agreed to buy a new server (Hardware) after explaining him the good things about Linux & bad things ...
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When I use samba to share a cifs mounted drive all the subdirectories are missing the directory “bits”

I have a NAS drive mounted on a server (fstab): //192.168.0.181/Videos /mnt/NAS_01 cifs iocharset=utf8,uid=65534,gid=65534,guest,rw,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 If I go into the directory and ...
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How to migrate all users to an new server

My file server which is running Linux Ubuntu 12.01, contains more than 30 users and its samba user accounts. Now I have an brand new machine, and want move all those user accounts from the old ...
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cifs mounted NAS drive not passing directory information

I have several NAS drives connected to my server, which are then set up as symbolic links and shared via samba - to allow all the NAS drives to look like 1 drive on the samba share. However, in all ...
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Why is my samba4 [homes] share not browsable?

For some reason, I can't see the home directory share that maps to each user's home directory, [homes]. I can directly map the network drive to it in windows or mount it on a Mac, but when trying to ...
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How to access a Windows share from Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 12.04 and previous versions, I can easily install smbfs and running smb://server/share from Nautilus works! But, in 12.10, I can't install smbfs. Trying to install it from the terminal, I ...
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File Sharing With Ext4 Partition

I tried googling this problem but I haven't received a definitive answer. This is my situation, I have a 3TB external hard drive connected to my server via esata. I plan on sharing this drive over a ...
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how to find a samba share's gvfs path?

If Nautilus is used to drop a file on a samba share into an app, then the app will see: "SMB://server/share/file" How is the app supposed to detect real, working gvfs path of that file ? different ...
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How to install Samba and Share directory and Printer

I am trying to get Samba working on Ubuntu to share a Directory and a Printer over the network to a Windows PC, only... when I install it I can't get the link for the GUI, and I can get no where with ...
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Can I make all unix users samba users?

I'm trying to set up a samba share for the first time. My guest share works fine, but I cannot seem to log in as any user. If I enter my unix username and password my mac window just shakes as if an ...
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Ubuntu shares not visible on the network

I've run into a strange thing. I just set up my brothers laptop with ubuntu 12.04. I installed samba and shared his Public folder in his /home by right click -> Share this folder. I put in the correct ...
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How to get sharing options to stick - ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a really hard time trying to get my sharing set up on my 12.04 system. I've tried both desktop version and server - I'm a bit of a linux n00b, so I need a GUI, command line is beyond me ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Set umask, set permissions, and set ACL, but SAMBA isn't using those?

I'm running on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have a folder called Music and I want the default folder permissions to be 775 and the default file to then be 664. I set the default permissions on the Music ...
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Samba Shares Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 Home Network

I have managed to create a home network of sorts between my desktop with windows 7 and my laptop running Precise Pangolin using probably more than a dozen different tutorials I have read here and ...