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 file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Not able to access samba shares but visible in network

In Windows it asks for username & password & in Ubuntu it asks for username, domain & password. I entered root's and local user's password it says NOT ACCESSIBLE. ...
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Can't access windows shares since upgraing to 13.10 [closed]

Upgrading to 13.10 was a big mistake. Finally got everything working except accessing shares from my windows server. Apparently the same applications and configuration that were used in 13.04 no ...
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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Using a NAS as a collective dump, with symlinks for whoever uploaded each file

I have a local machine that was sitting around & doing very little, so I decided to turn it into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) machine, with a 40GB disk for Ubuntu (13.10), a 160GB disk that's ...
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Mounted samba share hangs /media and df -h when cable disconnected

Encountered behavior: Unplugging an ethernet cable on which a samba share has been mounted will cause: a. the /media to become inaccessible. b. df -h to hang indefinitely Why does this occur on ...
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using rsync within the terminal

I am relatively new to Linux(Ubuntu 12.04) . I am researching on how to use rsync to backup a certain folder from my local (ubuntu) computer to my windows xp networked (shared) computer. What I want ...
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Samba share not visible from Windows 7 PC, even though UNC authentication works

I'm running XBMCBuntu 12.10 on an HTPC with the server hostname 'SCREEN', and trying to setup Samba to allow access to a share called 'Movies' by mapping username/password credentials to a unix user ...
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How to change permissions on mounted windows share?

I have mounted a windows share, But only root have write permissions.. I need to change that to my user(einar) so my programs can download and shave stuff to my windows share. commands I've have ...
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ubuntu server/samba file sharing disconnection during use

I apologise in advance if i include needless information; Firstly my network is setup with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS -> netgear modem router -> ethernet cable -> belkin router as wireless access point ...
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Hide Windows hidden files and folders that are on Windows network share

I have fileserver based o Windows Server 2008 R2, that has some shares with hidden files on them. FS on which shares are created is NTFS Now I've mounted those shares in ubuntu using CIFS, everything ...
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Problem with Winbind/Samba

I've been having an issue on my network that has completely vexed me. I have three workstations running Ubuntu 13.04, one Windows 7 workstation, and three servers on Ubuntu Server 12.04. One of the ...
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Mapping a smbnetfs network drive using fstab and .smbnetfs.conf

I want a network mapping to be available to the user via smbnetfs at system startup without having to type smbnetfs /media/network every time, so I used this entry in /etc/fstab: smbnetfs ...
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SMB share in-accessible from any PC, mac, android

I used to share directories from Ubuntu 12 to all other PCs on network, but since I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.1, shares are created and visible but they are in-accessible form the other machines ...
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Mounting my TimeCapsule on Ubuntu 12.04

I am newbie to mounting, but already used ubuntu on a user level. I have installed Ubuntu with an XBMC and wanted to mount my timecapsule as well so I can manipulate the data on it. What I tried until ...
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How to set up group write permissions on new created files on cifs mount point (samba/fstab)

I try to mount a samba share with cifs and set write permission to the group on the default file/directory creation mask. After hours spent searching the web and trying, I can't get this to work, all ...
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Mount from rc.local fails; how to do it properly?

Here is my current /etc/rc.local: #!/bin/sh -e # Test 1 echo line1 > /home/myHome/rclog.txt # the mount mount /mnt/mediaDrive &> /home/myHome/mountlog.txt # Test 2 echo line2 >> ...
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How to connect Win-7 with Samba to server

I have setup a work server using Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to get my Win-7 PC to connect to the new domain. I have created multiple users in LDAP and assigned them to the groups "domainadmins" and ...
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cannot write Active Directory Shares mounted with pam_mount

I am using centrifydc to connect an Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to our Active Directory. Login to the Ubuntu computer using the AD Credentials are working fine. I am using pam_mount to mount a share located ...
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impossible to unmount a truecrypt partition after accessing it via samba

I am using a true-crypt partition, which is mounted inside a samba share. This works as expected, until I access a folder inside the archive from windows via samba. After this it's impossible to ...
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SAMBA — Cannot access Samba share from XP

Cannot access SAMBA share on Ubuntu 12.04 box from XP box. SAMBA is up and running on the Ubuntu box. smb.conf has the correct windows workgroup name in it, and I can see the Ubuntu box from the XP ...
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Streaming media to WiiMC

I have spent a couple of days at this issue, and I'm seething in frustration. I am trying to stream my movies/music to my Wii console. When I had Windows, this was all too simple: create a profile ...
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Argument list too long and copying to Samba Share

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. I'm trying to make a scheduled task copy from a directory with thousands of files to a samba share (while skipping duplicates). I mapped my Samba share through the GUI. ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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unable to use network sharing

I acquired a new pc to mess around with (a dell optiplex 760) and after installing synergy because I only have one mouse (synergy is used to share a keyboard, mouse and clipboard over multiple ...
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Samba shares won't automount on boot from fstab

I have FSAT setup to mount a CIFs share, but on boot up the share never gets mounted. However, if I run mount -a after boot up, it mounts everything just fine. Here's what my fstab looks like. Ignore ...
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What credentials should I use to access a Windows share?

Hi, I have installed Samba and CIFS and all that, followed a bunch of tutorials, but still I can't access a share in the separate Windows 7 machine. Before I could access a share in Ubuntu from ...
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Mount SMB / AFP 13.10

I cannot seem to get Ubuntu to mount a mac share via SMB or AFP. I've tried the following... AFP: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils mount_afp afp://user:password@localip/share /mnt/share Error given: ...
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How to mounting a Windows shared folder with samba?

I'm following a lot of tutorials but nothings work with me. So my question is what I need to have samba services to mount and windows shared folder? My last trying is this: kevin@AnayaNet:~$ ...
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Samba fails to add a user entry, how do I fix this?

I was configuring Samba and tried to add a domain user, but it returns this: failed to add entry for the user student These are the commands I've done so far: frigate@frigate-desktop:~$ su ...
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How to give rights to windows user for linux created folder?

I am having an issue with some Linux generated folders on a CIFS network share. This folder is created in linux, but I am unable to delete it from the share from a windows machine. Permissions were ...
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Why can an unauthorized user have full access to an smb share they have no permissions on?

The 'clients' user whom is only supposed to have access to the 'backups' share has full write access to the 'data' share. Why is this? (Shares are all at bottom of paste) /etc/samba/smb.conf: ...
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Printer shared via Ubuntu stops being visible after restart of server machine or client machine

I have setup CUPS and Samba server on linux machine which has a hp deskjet 6122 printer attached via usb. I have also managed to install this shared printer on other windows 7 machine via LAN network. ...
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Best install route for a server?

I have an old optiplex system which i want to use as an FTP and Media server. I'm wanting to get more into linux so I'm wondering a few things Would NOT running a GUI allow more room for the CPU and ...
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How to cache (more) data on SSD/RAM to avoid spin up?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 running on a 40GB SSD with a raid 5 mounted for media files. I access the files often via samba either with a Raspberry Pi for music playback or with another PC for the ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs during boot, failed at “Starting NetBIOS name server”

I have newly installed ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on a Macbook Pro '13, everything works fine but after I shared a folder and installed samba and some other features which the system prompt me to install when ...
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Changing permission for 'Public' folder always failed

I have 2 PC using ubuntu(I assume PC 1 and PC 2), and I always share a file or folder for each other. I know that I have to right click first, choose Sharing Options and check Share this folder. ...
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fstab wont mount share, cant see what im doing wrong?

I had this working until a reinstall today. My home folder was on another disk so my ~/.smbcredentials file is fine. So it must be my fstab or application not installed. I have cif-utils installed and ...
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How do I install a printer on Ubuntu Server 12?

I have Ubuntu Server 12 and I've installed Samba and CUPS. I have also downloaded and installed the drivers for my printer. At this point, I'm unsure of how to actually go about and install and ...
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Samba share - slow buffering problem after switching to 13.04 [closed]

Lately I switched from 12.10 to 13.04 (clean installation) and since then I'm experiencing annoying problem with my network storage. I have a MyBookLive network drive connected to wireless router. I ...
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How do I share a folder between linux installs?

I've included the following in /etc/sambe/smb.comf so that i can edit files on our webserver from a Windows machine - [websites] comment = Websites browseable = yes writable = yes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Network LAN issues

OK, so I recently started using Linux Ubuntu, and well I’ve been trying to for about a week now to LAN connect several computers at my house. But here's the issue I keep running into, 2 of the 3 ...
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Samba setup for windows domain access

Background: I am setting up a Linux box for a local accounting office. The purpose of the box is to alleviate the threat of viruses that have access to the network via USB drives. Please keep in ...
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How to backup files from one ubuntu machine to a shared NTFS drive on another ubuntu machine

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop machine which has a large NTFS hard drive I'd like to use to backup files from 2 laptops. One runs only Ubuntu 12.04 and the other only ...
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No smb.conf file after installing samba 4.0.9

Samba won't start and I've done 'locate smb.conf' but it can't be found. I cd'd to '/usr/local/samba/etc/' and not in '/etc/samba/' either. The samba path in in '/etc/environment' so I can start samba ...