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

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Launch eset libc library before samba daemon

Trying to configure "On-access scanner using preload LIBC library" in ESET File Security. The manual states: ... to have the On-access scanner to monitor all file system access events immediately ...
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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Slow network and file copy performance

I'm experiencing a weird problem with my Kubuntu installation. I'm running 14.4 now that was upgraded at least twice using the built-in distribution upgrade. The problems started after the last ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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How can I make a link that NTFS supports?

When I make a link so that someone can access a file over the network directly, and then copy it across, I get the following error: There was an error copying the file into ...
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I can not print on Windows 7 shared printer

For a while I can not print from my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit pc on a Windows 7 shared printer. Before that everything was ok. The printer is HP LaserJet 1100. The error message is: "File ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Error 255 samba share simple file share Ubuntu 14.04

I have been using simple file share on Ubuntu 12.04 for several years not a problem now I have up graded to 14.04 all the problems error 255, tried all sights to fix the problem nothing works even ...
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help configuring my samba file server

Hello everyone I have installed all the files I needed for my samba file server. I have also installed the gadmin-samba 0.3.2. I am trying to set a user-name and password also I would like to know how ...
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Cannot Write to www and update wordpress at same time

I have LAMP installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and am using apache as a web server. I am going to be using the web server for Wordpress primarily. The problem I am running into is that I cannot ...
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Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04

Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for ...
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Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
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Accessing Windows shares of a passwordless user using Samba

I have a laptop running Windows 7. Only one account is configured on it, and it does not have a a password. I try to access its shares from a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, configured to be in the same ...
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ACL's ownership, permissions

Problem: Whenever I write a new file/modify a file in my www folder, permissions and ownerships are being reset on that file, sometimes making the server unable to read the files I create. So I need ...
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I messed up my samba and having problems reinstalling

I upgraded my ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04 and was having problems with sharing files over my windows network. In my wisdom I removed the samba and samba client sudo apt-get remove --purge samba sudo ...
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Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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Samba could not change the permissions of folder “Network”

I'm currently trying to set up samba, and upon creating my first share, it asked if I wanted to set permissions automatically, and I said yes, and then I got an error saying "Could not change the ...
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Cannot print from Windows and printer disapears after reboot

I have a home server running Ubuntu 12.04 and have successfully installed my printer (HP Photosmart B109a) on it with hplip. Printed a test page and printed a file from my terminal using: cat ...
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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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Is Rhythmbox constantly downloading MP3 files while playing them?

I observed a strange phenomenon with my Rhythmbox: it seems that Rhythmbox is constantly downloading a MP3 file while playing it. My setup My home server (hostname nas) which host the MP3 files uses ...
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Samba NAS not showing in workgroup automatically

I'm currently trying to setup my raspberry pi as a NAS. I would like it to be visable to anyone on my workgroup connected to the network. Currenly it can be accessed should you go to \Ip-address ...
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How can I make an ubuntu media server with Samba shares and Deluge?

Here's what I'm looking to do. I want samba shares that I can read,write, and execute on. If I put a file there on one computer, I want to be able to delete or edit it from another. I also want to run ...
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How to Share folders in 14.04 Server with Gnome

I'm working with a new installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64 bit. During installation I picked the Samba Server option and I believe that it is running. My intention is that an OS X machine will be ...
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What's the difference between a programme like Media Tomb and Samba

I initially found it difficult to get any music player to play my collection which is located on a NAS connected to my Windows desktop. What is the difference between the role that Media Tomb and ...
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Samba not allowing me into the workgroup?

I am getting a rather frustrating problem with Samba. I am not much of a dancer, and I'd rather do the cha cha cha... okay all jokes aside: Why do I get this? I have tried every fix I could find, ...
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Ubuntu can not ping Host Name but can ping IP?

well I just went into the Ubuntu world for administration. I found similar threads, except, I am able to ping my own Host name and IP address and my windows can ping my linux host name, but Ubuntu can ...
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CUPS, shared printer, Windows drivers, point and print

I know this is a commonly asked question but I'm read up everything I can find, and I think I'm very nearly there! The setup is: Headless Ubuntu Trusty machine with CUPS and SAMBA installed, ready ...
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Two Ubuntu Machines cannot access each other's shares anymore

I have two Ubuntu laptops, both running 14.04 "Trusty Tahr". At one point, they were both able to access each other's shared folders. However, something happened when I was trying to add a third ...
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How to set directory permission in linux which prevents users (except owner) to delete file but allow them to modify content?

Environment : Server - Ubuntu (as of now ver 13) Clients - Windows 8 boxes We are setting up Samba-NAS box running ubuntu in office, there is one requirement by team to set following system. 1. ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Why is CIFS mounting with sticky bit

I have a CIFS mount that's being mounted in fstab and looks like this: //192.168.1.97/media /home/pi/sambashare cifs ...
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Can't use network printer via samba, how to debug the problem?

I've got a network printer available through samba and I'd like to use it from my Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately simply adding it through Printers is not enough. If I try to use it it says: Connection ...
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Samba Domain Setup

I have set up UBUNTU Server on an HP-Proliant. Idea is a simple SMB-File Server setup with restricted User rights in a mixed Win/Lin/OSx LAN To achieve this I thought out a domain setup with samba. ...
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windows mapped folder access

I have successfully mapped a a shared folder in windows to Ubuntu. But I can't save anything in the folder from Ubuntu. I can browse and open and all but I can't save anything to the folder or create ...
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How do I access network file share?

Ubuntu/Linux NU-B here. I have a physical ubuntu server sharing a folder and is accessible via windows GUI. I installed another Ubuntu Server under VMWorkstation as a Virtual machine and is on the ...
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SAMBA in UBUNTU 14.04

I have a small home network consisting of UBUNTU 12 and 14 and Win XP. I was using samba well for local file and print share. Until I upgraded to 14.04. Now nothing works. I have read all these ...
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Samba Error Message

I am new to linux and ubuntu. currently using 14.04 i believe. i had an error unable to open new log file "/var/log/samba/log.%m" when type samba. anybody had idea? ls -l I got the ...
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Samba Share not accessible with AD user

I try to install a samba server for active directory authentication and shares. I managed to configure kerberos (kinit klist works) I configured smb.conf. wbinfo -u wbinfo -g getent group *showing ...
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How to share encrypted folders with Samba

I just have encrypted my home folder and all of its subfolders. One of the subfolders was configured as a Samba share: [avo-home] comment = Avo's Home Share path = /home/avo/share ...
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Error message when creating a shared folder

I log in as administrator, but I get this message when I try to create a shared folder: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount [closed]

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Custom share permission to users in a samba file server

I have a shared folder in samba in Ubuntu 12.04 lts desktop, want to assign read only permission to 20 users and read-write permission to a single user, how do i do it?
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UTF-8 Issue, don't know where?

I am running a node.js server and the following line just isn't working. console.log("☺☻♥ مرحبا 你好"); I opened up the file in nano and cat on my ubuntu server 14.04 (no gui, no window manager, no ...
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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
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nfs configured - clients cannot connect

I'm trying to get NFS working on my ubuntu server 14.04 again. It was originally working until last weekend, but when I tried to configure samba everything wen't fubar. Now none of my devices can ...
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Samba wont let me write to some shares

I'm pretty new to ubuntu and am having some problems with samba. I am using XBMCbuntu and I have a few shares which I share with my family and some that I don't. You can see this in my config file. ...
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Setting up a Samba share with guest access

I am trying to setup guest access to a samba share but am getting nowhere. I have had to purge samba multiple times. Here is my smb.conf: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian ...
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Mounting windows share error

So from my ubuntu 14.04 system I run the followig command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ It asks for sudo password an the the output: no talloc stackframe at ...
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Can't access windows share

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc ...