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

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Mounting windows share with non-root users? [closed]

I'm having some trouble mounting shares on 11.10. I've installed pyNeighborhood through which I can mount windows shares as root. I want to be able to mount them as non-root so that I can write to the ...
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Where is the config for Samba's user-created shares?

I want to tune the permissions on a share I created as a user in Nautilus. This share does not exist in /etc/samba/smb.conf and I can't see where it would be. Edit: Just found ~/.smb/smb.conf but ...
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Samba share read only for guests, read write for authenticated users

Is it possible to have a samba share read only for guests, and read write for authenticated users? If I put guest ok on an share then I am not prompted for a password, and effectively logged as ...
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How to get samba (computer 1) to show up on windows 7 (computer 2) if both are in the same lan?

Sorry for the newb factor but I have two computers (one linux, one windows). I followed this directions on this website. And have been able to make it past the last step without any problems: ~$ ...
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Protecting samba shares with ubuntu 10.04

I'm using a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 (Backtrack 5 R1). I successfully managed to create a samba share that is read/write accessible to everyone in my network. I want to protect this ...
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How to completely remove a package and all related files/directories?

I'm trying to remove samba, I've tried using apt-get --purge samba Which according to the man page is supposed to delete .conf files. However smb.conf is still there. Any tips on how to remove ...
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Gadmin Samba Seems to change my password and cant share my printer [closed]

i have 3 pc at home, a low end desktop running Xubuntu , a windows 7 laptop and another laptop dual booting windows and ubuntu.. since days i have been messing around to make the printer attached to ...
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Windows 7 can see Server, but not its contents

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu so I apologize if I'm overlooking something easy, but I installed Samba and for whatever reason I can see my Ubuntu server on my Windows 7 computer, but when I click on it I ...
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Install web site in Ubuntu Server using Samba

I've installed Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox running on Windows for someone to test a CMS. To make it easier managing the application, I decided to use Samba to access Apache's document root. What ...
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usbmount + samba permissions

I installed usbmount package on ubuntu server lucid 10.04. It worked fine. I just plug in my USB flash. The server detects it and automatically mounts it under /media/usb0. I want this USB folder to ...
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Does a Samba workgroup with spaces need quotes around it?

If my Windows workgroup is made of two words with a space in-between, does Samba's config file need quotes around the workgroup name, example: WORKGROUP = "MY WORKGROUP"
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How can I share a folder with Samba on a NTFS drive on startup?

On startup, I want a certain folder on an automounted NTFS drive (mounted on /media/Data), of which I've got ownership, to be shared with Samba. It should grant access to guests, but they shouldn't be ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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Do I need a [MyFiles] header for each path entry?

I want to share two folders on my Ubuntu box for my W7 machine to use. I typed [MyFiles] only once, then a separate block entry for each path. When I testparmed, only the last path was shown.
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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How do I install bind9 with dlz dlopen drivers included?

I'm currently installing samba4 as for a -extra own chosen- schoolproject. I'm following the HOWTO installation from their website. Now, I'm stuck at getting my dns working. I've installed bind9 ...
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Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

Samba and all it's dependencies are installed. Why does gnome-file-share-properties (Personal File Sharing application) say: This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not ...
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Can see samba shares but not access them

For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. I have samba installed and set up on the ubuntu box and on the Win7 box I CAN SEE all the shares I created. I created two users on ubuntu that map ...
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How come when I 'Browse Network' in Nautilus it says Windows Network?

This is a Samba thing, yes? What file can I edit to change that name?
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu computers fails

I am attempting to share files between two computers running 11.10. I'm using the built-in samba sharing. When I try to mount the files on another computer it says "Failed to mount Windows share". I ...
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Securely sharing files accross the network to ubuntu and linux users

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server that I want to share files to windows and ubuntu users. I also want them to use the login/password provided by my ldap server. Now, I am not sure about which path to go ...
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Better way to set up samba bridge?

I have an old ubuntu laptop hooked up to between my wireless network and a wired media player box. I had previously shared my wireless network connection so the media player had internet access (ie. ...
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A human-friendlier Samba name mangling

Most of our computers run Ubuntu, but two of them dual-boot into Windows, and when we have guests over, they typically also run Windows computers. Thus, in addition to using NFS, our file server ...
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How to restart samba server?

Sorry this is a little embarassing but I'm trying to set up my own server for the first time. I found great tutorial online. http://www.intac.net/build-your-own-server/ I'm stuck at the 2nd to last ...
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How do I Replace Mythbuntu with 11.04 w/o Trashing SW Raid

I have a MythUbuntu server with a 14tb SW raid setup. I am finding Myth too finicky and would like to go to a vanilla Ubuntu install. Can someone direct me on the best way to approach this without ...
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Does 11.10 have 'Connect to Server' option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “Connect to Server” for ssh connections in Unity? Does Ubuntu 11.10 have 'Connect to Server' option as in 10.10 and earlier? Like earlier versions, ...
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How to discard saved password for samba share in unity?

I access samba shares from unity on Ubuntu 11.10 and saved username/pass for it. Now, I want to use a different username. Each time I go to the share and open it, it just opens without asking for ...
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Samba not mounting locations

When I go to the network and I try open a file which is in another computer. The specific location is not mounted and the same problem occurs when other users try to read my files
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all .doc file auto changed to .exe in the network sharing folders

I have a ubuntu shared folder in my network using samba. but recently when I try to access the folders, I noticed almost 90% of all my .doc/.ppt/.xls file changed to .exe file. I tried to list all ...
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Sharing between two Ubuntu 11.10 systems not working for me

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on both of my PC's. I wanted to access PC2's shared directory from PC1. So in PC2, from nautilus file manager, right-clicked on the directory that I want to share with the ...
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Unable to upload directly from network drive to picasaweb

My network drive is bookmarked and clearly visible in nautilus. One little thing that I do not like in ubuntu is that network drives are not always available from applications. Last time I have ...
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How do I completely remove Samba?

How do I completely rip-out smb / samba from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine? How do I, afterwards, reinstall it cleanly? UPDATE: My goal is to rip out any functionality related to Windows SMB from my ...
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“Failed to retrieve share list from server” error when browsing a share with Nautilus

A bit before upgrading from 10.04 to 11.10, my Ubuntu desktop stopped allowing me to access my Windows share directories. I figured I'd upgrade to 11.10 and the problem would get fixed but no. ...
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Configure firewall (Shorewall/UFW) to allow traffic for services on an Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 11.04 x64 which I want to secure. The server will be open to Internet and I want to be able to SSH/SFTP into the machine and the SSH-server runs on a custom set port. I also ...
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Trouble with 11.10 looking to do a fresh reinstall wondering about losing programs

So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on my new computer that is running Windows 7 as well. I have Ubuntu /root install on sda1 /home on sda2 /swap on sda3 and Win 7 on sda4. But now my ...
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How can set up a file sharing server to allow remote access over a WAN?

I want to set up a server to allow remote access over a WAN. The purpose is to allow people to remote connect and download specific files from a specified folder hosted on the server. Is there ...
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Connecting to Windows7 share gives mount error

Hi I am having trouble with Ubuntu 11.10 to the workgroup containing windows computers. I am getting this message when I click on the workgroup I want to access from the Ubuntu Network interface: ...
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Mount and share USB disk on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I've just installed and configured a house server with Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS). Everything works fine, but I have a problem: I want to connect and share with Samba a USB Disk formatted in ext4. I tried to ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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Why does the file lens not search mounted samba shares?

I've got several samba shares mounted in my home directory (mounted with the "mount.cifs" command). I can browse the shares just fine. From Nautilus I can search them just fine. My question is why ...
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Unable to see shared folders in Samba

I am trying to create a shared folder. Installed Samba (as I have done on plenty of occasions for other releases) create the shared folder, all the appropriate privileges, etc, all with no problem. ...
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Follow a .lnk with samba

I'm trying to access some file on my company's local network. The file I was looking for appears to be a Windows shortcut (.lnk) and, of course, I can't follow it from my Ubuntu. I didn't find any ...
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Windows 7 On Domain Access Ubuntu Shared Folder

Had the samba setup done and when W7 access using \ip_address\share it prompts but only allow domain name login. How should i go about it without dropping out W7 from domain?
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Samba config gui tool doesn't run

I am trying to access my windows 7 pc from my ubuntu laptop running 11.10 64bit but I cannot open the system-config-samba gui. I am following this tutorial. My windows 7 pc sees the laptop no problem ...
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Nautilus/Samba Mount Problem

On a laptop with Ubuntu 10.04, I have several Nautilus bookmarks to mount various Windows (7 and 2003) shares on my home network, accessed thru OpenVPN. I have full rights to all of these shares, and ...
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Why can't other users access my SAMBA share without force user = me?

I have a Samba related problem. I have a successful samba server set up on my home server. Unfortunately only my account can access the shares when force user is not set to my account (server). I ...
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How do I enable trash functionality on Samba shares?

I have a successful samba server setup but it's rather annoying that when I delete a file I can only delete it permanently and not move it to the trash. So my question is, how do I enable trash ...
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File corruption issues from a Samba server to Windows and Mac clients [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server as a file server. It is on the Windows Active Directory Domain (2008 SBS) and has been working well for several years (migrated to new hardware and upgraded from 8.04 a ...
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How to mount Mac OS X Lion fileshare?

How can I mount OS X 10.7 Lion shares on my Ubuntu box (10.10, 11.4)? Since OS X 10.7 Lion update, network integration with Ubuntu is a nightmare. Previously we could print on OSX printers and mount ...
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Why does rsa key authentication only work when samba access is made?

I created a public/private key to authenticate myself to my web server via ssh, and that seemed to work fine at the time. Since, every time I try to log on via ssh I have a heart attack because I get ...