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Can't paste items into directory if it is made by another user

I can't add documents to directories made by other users of my samba file server. Say I'm user1, and there is another person user2. If user2 makes a folder, and I (user1) try to add something to it, ...
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Why does my samba shares becomes unnaccesible after a while using them?

I have a 12.04LTS server setup with samba so that I can access my share from windows machine. my problem is that I can sometimes connect to the share and after a short while the share is not ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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HP Laser Jet Pro P1102 shared from Winows 7 Pro

I have trouble with this printer shared from Windows 7 Pro. Win machine IP: 10.0.0.120 Printer URI smb://10.0.0.120/HP1102 Whenever I try to print over network I got this error: Bezczynna - ...
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Win7 workgroup machine invisible to ubuntu machine in same workgroup

BACKGROUND Hi everyone, I am working on an animal welfare initiative on a budget of $0 using old machines etc., so if you can help with this you get a big lick up the side of the face as a thank you ...
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Auto mount server Secondary hard disk shared folder to client

I was tried to Mount server secondary hard disk shared folder to my client computer. Already the secondary share folder was mound on server like this /media/sdc1/foldername/ i want to auto mount ...
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Why is my Ubuntu share seen as a printer in Windows 7?

On Windows 7 the 'shares' on my Ubuntu 12.04 are coming up with a printer icon and Windows 7 then tries to install a printer. Why does this happen and what should I do to be able to use my share?
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“Can't alloc filename” when executing mdb-export on a mounted file

I've mounted a Windows directory with CIFS : sudo mount -t cifs //SERVER/Bases/some/path ~/mnt/data -o user=windomain/login%password This works : cp mnt/data/blabla/file.mdb . /usr/bin/mdb-export ...
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Windows cannot write to subdirectories of home directory shared with Samba

I'm sharing my homes directories in a VMWare Ubuntu guest to a Windows 7 host. I can write to the /home/user directory with no problem but when I drill down into sub-directories, Windows tells me I do ...
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How should I setup the File Sharing to access Works Files from Home PC (VPN is ok)

I have a work computer which is running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm wondering what method is best for me to be able to view it's files from home. I will be accessing the files at my workplace through a VPN ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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Enable file sharing amongst ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu ? [duplicate]

I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner; I have 20 computers in here, 14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc 5, pc 6, pc 7, pc 8, pc 9, pc 10 pc,11, pc 12, pc13, pc14) 5 – ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freeze while doing `df -h` or `ls` in a mounted cifs

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed samba and cifs fs type. I'm trying to mount a windows server from Ubuntu. I have in my fstab a cifs mount that looks like this: //remote-server/Documents ...
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What does NT_STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED mean when using smbclient to connect to a samba share?

Symptoms: You can mount a NetApp 'shared drive' using the mount program fine. But if you try to browse it using smbclient, you get this error when it fails to connect: session setup failed: ...
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How to force group ownership on samba share?

I have a samba server running on ubuntu server 12.04. Only one folder /sharetest is shared with group storageusers, and users user1, user2, wowza are members of it. Here is smb.conf ...
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How do I setup windows samba sharing on my second hard drive so that all users can create and delete files in Unity?

How do I setup windows samba sharing on my second hard drive so that all users can create and delete files in Unity? I need to setup samba with admin privileges.
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How to disable Samba on Ubuntu 12.04?

I need to disable (not uninstall) Samba on Ubuntu 12.04 server but I cant see any link in rc2.d directory. How Samba is starting after reboot? How to disable smbd/nmbd daemon?? What is winbind? ...
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Samba server doesn't appear to work on system restart

I finally got a Samba file server setup successfully and connected to it and could transfer files fine. I mapped it as a network drive on several windows computers. I shut it down for the night as ...
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Samba share not accessible from Windows 7 (on domain) via hostname

I have spent several days attempting to solve this- none of the answers on this forum or any other were able to help. I tried everything. I read the entire Samba manual. Nothing worked. Happily, I ...
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best ubuntu samba guide [closed]

after trying the official Ubuntu samba guide and failing, then a youtube video guide and failing to make samba work, I am asking all of you which one is best as there are so many to choose from. I ...
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How to set different folder/file permission for differrent user names or user groups?

I am migrating my home server from windows based to ubuntu based server. I am happy and satisfied with my Windows XP based file server and have been using it for about 6 years now. I am ...
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Samba, PAM and encrypted home directory

So, I have an encrypted home, PAM usually unwraps the passphrase via /etc/pam.d/common-auth and /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive. This works fine for SSHD sessions, however when I open up a ...
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How to create a samba that is writable by me but read only to other users?

I am trying out linux for the first time. I have ubuntu 13.04 installed and working very well. However the computer I am trying ubuntu on happens to have 2TB of storage that was shared via Windows ...
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Samba error ubuntu server 12.04.2

I am attempting to install an FTP server and continue to get this error code when installing samba. /var/lib/dpkg/info/samba4.postinst: 14: /var/lib/dpkg/info/samba4.postinst: ...
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Make Ubuntu 13.04 visible Windows 8 Network

I have searched all over for this and have not found an answer that works yet. I am setting up a printer/file server that is running 13.04. I would like to use Samba to do this. I have gotten the ...
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How to let smb share mount via fstab assign full permission to new created file or directory?

How can we fstab mount a samba share that give permission 0777 (to every samba users in the write list) for new created directory or files? E.g. I created a new directory in client PC (Ubuntu 12.10), ...
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Only Around 50MB/sec Max Network Transfer; had 70-100MB/s on Windows, Ubuntu reports Gigabit Speeds, Why?

I have two different computers, one a desktop, the other a laptop. Both have different network controllers in them (one Qualcomm Atheros, other Realtek). Both using the included driver. Both ...
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Ubuntu can see network work group but can't see Ubuntu from windows

Sorry to be a complete noob, just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to get things up and running. Goal: To connect several drives to my Ubuntu, very old, laptop. This will act as a NAS serving up ...
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Is AFP or SAMBA more secure for external access?

I'm running 12.04 LTS. The title says it all: is AFP or Samba more secure for external access?
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How can I provide a security for users access the files in Samba?

I'm creating a Samba file Server and each user with 5gb space, how can I provide a security for users access the files? like authentication and credentials?
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Creating a file system

I am attempting to learn about Ubuntu by creating a 13.04 SAMBA server. I have installed the basic server on one disk and created a LVG from 2 further disks. I have created a LV using all of the free ...
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How can we connect the samba Domain server w/ LDAP backend from Ubuntu client?

I already Setup Samba Domain Controller with LDAP Backend in Ubuntu 12.04 / 13:04 See more at: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 : Unble to install smbfs

I am trying to install smbfs on my ubuntu 12.10, and face the following problem. I have tried uninstalling and resinstalling samba, still same errors. $ sudo apt-get install smbfs Reading package ...
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Asking authentication when connecting to windows share

We are using Ubuntu Clients in my company... recently i have updated the clients from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 12.04.. I have done the following installed Ubuntu 12.04 Installed Latest updates ...
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Multiple Samba workgroups

Samba share "scanning" when just clicking on the network tab works perfect when the workgroup setting matches the windows workgroup workgroup = WORKGROUP This is fine for a desktop but when I ...
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How do I share folders in Xubuntu?

How do I share folders in Xubuntu like in Ubuntu? I found no settings or options to share folders on my network, I do have Samba installed. I don't know what else to try. Is there a command that I can ...
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How do I set network sharing in xubutu 13.04 with samba installed?

I have xubuntu 13.04 installed, I've installed samba also and winbind, but how do I get to set sharing options for folders and or provide access to the computer as well? I also have virtualbox ...
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File transfer speeds different depending on direction of file transfer Windows-Ubuntu 13.4

I have a small home network with an Ubuntu 13.4 HTPC attached to a gigabit switch in one room and a Win7 PC attached to another gigabit switch in another room. On Ubuntu: Simple cut and paste file ...
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Can't print through business printer

I am having problems printing to the printer connected to my (SBS2003) business's network. The Printer is a Sharp MX-M314N. All Windows computers on the network can print to it fine, just my ubuntu ...
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Backing up NAS data to local hard drive

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. The only thing I still do in Windows is use Double Image to backup my data from my D-Link DNS 321 NAS to a local hard drive. Once I learn how to do such ...
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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 ...