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

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Why there is no “Sharing Options” on cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've installed latest Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04, everything is perfect, except sharing files and folders. When I'm trying to share any files/folders by right-clicking the files/folders, surprisingly ...
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Unable to access limited access folder from Windows 7 PC

I am a complete novice at Ubuntu and Linux systems in general. I have wanted to play around with the OS for years and finally set up a spare computer and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2. My goal is to make ...
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Making a Network Drive Faster To Access

I have mounted a 450 GB Logical Volume in Ubuntu and I am sharing it over the network using Samba. On my Mac, I am able to connect to the shared folder and mount the volume; however, it takes minutes ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 SMB Protocol source

I have a share on an Ubuntu machine that has some movies on it. After installing KDE 13.04 I cannot play the movies on the share from Dolphin. I get the following error: The following plugin is ...
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How can I create a bookmark to the listing of a computer's network shares?

I have a server on my network which shares a lot of folder where I keep almost all my data. In my Windows enviroment I have a shortcut that goes to "\SERVER" which lists all those folders. I am ...
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Depends: samba4-common-bin

I have just made the update to the 12.10 version. But when I tried to install all the updates I received the following messages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: samba4: Depends: ...
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Creating multiple password protected shares in Samba [duplicate]

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a small home server build, and now I'm in a situation I can't quite figure out. I have 2x2TB hard drives (not in RAID) that I'm using for backups. ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu from Windows

I'm using wireless router for internet access and local wireless network. When I ping from Ubuntu to Windows XP over a wireless LAN, it works using either IP or hostname of the Windows device. But ...
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Problem viewing network on Nautilus

Windows machines are able to see shared folders on my Ubuntu machines but the Ubuntu machines cannot consistently see any other machines through Nautilus. Under Browse Network, it shows the local ...
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Access samba shares before login

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an old Compaq C300. I want to use it to share my movies over LAN so that the rest of my family can watch without hi-jacking my PC. I installed samba and shared the Public ...
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SU, SUDO and Upgrade problem

i have a big problem with my Ubuntu PC. When i try sometigng need sudo or su, nothing is working and the OS Upgrade too, when i write the root password to the su command i have a "autentication ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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can't access SAMBA shares on UBUNTU-server from other computers

Installed UBUNTU-server 12.04 and configured /etc/samba/smb.conf as: #======================= Global Settings ======================= [global] workgroup = HEMMA server string = %h server (Samba, ...
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Windows PC not showing on network on Ubuntu PC

I'm trying to establish file and folder sharing between a Windows 8 PC, and an Ubuntu PC. I've added both the PC to the same Workgroup. I can see the Ubuntu PC on my Windows network locations. The ...
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problem with samba

I recently installed samba and the computer gave an error message saying that samba could not be installed... after that the same error message came for anything that i installed... pl. help I'm very ...
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Change Samba password from Windows client

I set up a Samba server on Ubuntu 12.04 in a network with five clients running Windows 7. We're not using a domain, just a workgroup. Everything is working fine. Is there a way users can change their ...
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unmet dependencies samba [duplicate]

seems to be a pretty common problem, and I've followed the guides in order to at least do updates around the problem, but before I do any more blind guessing, I'm asking the community for reasons (if ...
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(s)mplayer with smb sometimes hangs, can't be killed, only reboot works

I'm using a raspberry pi as a NAS, serving video over SMB (sshfs made it skip too much, NFS I never got working). I prefer to watch movies with smplayer, from my Xubuntu laptop (opening the smb share ...
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How to share folders with samba

I am sharing one ubuntu pc's folder with another ubuntu, how it is possible with samba. I have installed samba but i didn't understand how to create. Please help me and tell me the procedure of ...
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Samba CATIA filename mapping

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS as an ActiveDirectory connected mail server using dovecot and postfix. All works fine on this part. Now we want to export the mail storage for backup purposes. I ...
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how to configure samba file server for sharing between ubuntu pc's [duplicate]

I want to share one ubuntu desktop to different ubuntu desktop. I want to share files, folders and printer as well. Please suggest me the right procedure to share above thing between ubuntu users.
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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 ...