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ACLs do not work correctly on cifs Windows share

Permissions do not function correctly if I mount a Windows 7 share using sudo mount -t cifs //Host/share /mnt/share -o username="Windows ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 can't connect anymore?

After formatting and installing Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 can't connect to Ubuntu and Ubuntu can't connect to Windows 7. This worked perfectly under fine under Ubuntu 11.10 and I haven't done any ...
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Windows 7 Can't Access Ubuntu Computer on Network

My network currently has 3 Windows 7 computers on it and one Ubuntu 12.04. When clicking on "Network" in Windows Explorer on any of the three Windows computers, you can see all the other computers, ...
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How do I mount an Active Directory Windows share?

How can i mount Active Directory Windows share in Ubuntu 12.04? In 10.04 it was easy mounting a Windows server share i nautilus, but it keeps telling me that my credentials is wrong. And they are not! ...
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Why can't I access a directory on another device if it has more than around 500 files? [closed]

I am having an issue with Ubuntu Natty (32 bit version) trying to access a directory on a FreeNAS server (set up to share files using samba) that is also on the local network. It seems that if there ...
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Network authentication not working

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Im trying to connect it to my NAS. It connects fine to folders where there are not authentication needed. However, if I try to open a password protected folder it ...
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Shared folder access from ubuntu is too slow

I've a NAS. From a windows machine it takes 1 or 2 seconds to access shared folders. From Ubuntu (11.10) it takes half a minute only to shows me the credential dialog box and another half to log in ...
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Can't access our Buffalo Network attached storage device

I get a box asking for the user name and password, which I correctly supply, but it won't accept them. I just verified that the user name and password work on an old 10.04 machine.
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12.04, mapping network drive from windows server 2003

I'm trying to map a network drive running on a windows server.. I tried using the Connect to Server GUI but didn't get anywhere so I tried mounting it in the terminal but have had little success. ...
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How to mount NAS folders via direct wired connection?

There are two machines connected to each other via network cable. One is notebook Ubuntu 12.04. Another is NAS Western Digital with a Debian. The NAS has some files shared via samba. I am not sure ...
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Unable to connect to Samba share folders - desperation ahead

today I set up a Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS on our computer @work, /home was requested to be encrypted. I installed Samba and configured it according to several tutorials on the net - and I'm completely ...
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How to configure Samba

I wonder if there is someone here who knows how to configure Samba in following situation. I live in a house where all computers are in a local area network. In Windows I'm able to see all my ...
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Is there a way to reset smbclient settings to the default?

I think i made a few bugs in config settings of smb.conf and i want to get my original network settings back..is there any way for that?
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Access samba by host name

I have set up Samba on Ubuntu Server. Everything works fine, but I can access the dir only by providing ip address: smb://192.168.1.2/public but not the host name smb://myhost/public. user@host$: cat ...
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Unable to delete or save new smb.conf

I am brand new to linux and all related stuffs, so please be gentle. I am trying to get familiar with the sharing process in linux using samba. i have gone through and created the global settings i ...
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Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows

I cannot ping my Ubuntu box from Windows. I have Samba installed and I have checked iptables and NetBIOS ports are not blocked. smbd and nmbd are both running. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 Server. I was ...
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Update samba server

I just read that there is a big bug on the samba server. I checked the version and mine is 3.4.7. I'm using samba to share some data, how can I update the samba server under Ubuntu 10.04?
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Inaccessible Samba share with vscan-clamav

I have set up Samba with vscan-clamav and everything seems to be configured properly. However, when I try to access a Samba share from Windows I get the following error. --------------------------- ...
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Correct way to downgrade Samba package

I am running Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS and I have installed and configured Samba 3.4.7 from the repository. What is the correct way to completely and cleanly uninstall this version so that I can ...
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Share Ext4 Partition Over Network

I have an Ext4 partition (not auto-mounted) that I would like to share (entirely) in my home that contains Mac OSX, Windows and Linux machines (currently the most important is sharing with the Mac). ...
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Multiple entries in /etc/cifspw

I'm trying to mount windows shares from ubuntu. Every tutorial tells me to store crendentials for the shares into the /etc/cifspw file. This is very good and works very well for a single windows ...
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Can I set up samba so it automatically allows all the local usernames and passwords?

I have set up samba like this (this is the complete smb.conf): [global] log file = /var/log/samba/log log level = 2 security = user [homes] browsable = false read only = no valid users = %S I'd ...
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How to upgrade SAMBA on 10.04.04?

On Ubuntu 10.04.4 there is an old samba 3.4.7 how can I upgrade it to the latest 3.5.13 or 3.6.3?
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How do I clear the SMB credential cache?

I used smbclient [...] -U once, and I entered some network credentials. Now when I browse the server with Thunar (xfce file manager), it remembers the credentials I entered. How can I make the ...
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How do I use samba in Ubuntu Server?

I have Ubuntu Server running in virtualbox to which a directory is shared. I need to access this directory, probably even mount it, so that it's easily accessible for me. When I had Ubuntu Desktop ...
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Windows users unable to access samba share of an external drive

It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here. Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal ...
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Ubuntu machine not responding to ping from Windows machine on same network

I want to fix this because it seems the reason why I cannot share ubuntu folders with my Windows machine. Windows 7 machine network configuration: IP: 192.168.2.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: ...
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Why access is denied to Windows users when saving files in a dir shared with Samba? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 + Samba I'm using Webmin to share folders in samba and give permission to users. In windows xp I can log to Samba and open the shared folder but when I save a file it ...
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“Invalid argument” error when trying to back up to a Windows share

I am trying to use deja-dup to back up my Ubuntu server to a windows shared drive. I have entered the needed information however,I keep getting "Invalid argument". How to use deja-dup with Windows ...
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How can I set up Active Directory user authentication?

I am an Active Directory engineer, so not really a Linux savvy person. I basically know enough to break a Linux workstation or server. We have a team that needs to use Ubuntu workstations with their ...
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Need advice on samba shares and permissions

I'm trying to achieve the following, in order to access samba shares from a Windows XP box: Live users get a home directory which can be accessed with full permissions through samba if they are ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a file server? [duplicate]

Can I use an Ubuntu desktop system as a file server or is Ubuntu Server better suited for that, and how about the permissions per folder and file? Sorry but this is my first time to use Ubuntu. I'm ...
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can not restart samba

I installed samba sudo apt-get install samba. then I made configuration but when i write : sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart message appears " command not found " and when I write ls /etc/init.d I ...
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I can not install printer Canon ic d860

[Translated Post] I'm new and I'm installing a printer where I work to change the OS 8 computers before with "win xp" Take and operating a lexmark e120 I was not previously tested drivers, and now I ...
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Printing in Ubuntu 11.10 using Samba from a Windows XP as the printer server [closed]

(Translation) Hello, I'm a new Ubuntu user and I need help. I can't print with Samba. From what I know, I added the printer driver for the Canon i860. I already tried several drivers. In windows I use ...
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Setting up Samba really that easy?

I set up an ubuntu-server and installed Samba. I set the "interfaces" option in the .conf-file to "lo eth0". My question is according to the security of this system: Am I done with the setup process? ...
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smbclient getting NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE connecting to Windows box

I'm running smbclient on Ubuntu, trying to connect to a Windows box, and I'm getting "session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE". I've verifed that I can ping the box and telnet to ports 139/445, ...
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Mount - Unable to find suitable address [closed]

I am trying to mount my Windows share through my Ubuntu box (no xwindow), but I continue to get Unable to find suitable address I have tried using the raw IP address, I have checked the ...
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Unable To Write To Samba Home Directories

So I have samba setup and running on my Ubuntu box. I've successfully logged in on my WinXP machine, and was able to browse my home directories but an unable to create files, folders, etc. No write ...
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Migrate windows 7 network drive to Ubuntu 11.10 for use as a file server

On my network (7 computers with windows 7 Pro) one of the computers has a partitioned HDD and sharing that partition as a network drive for all other users to access. All other computers have a that ...
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Samba needs additional restart on reboot?

So when I first boot or reboot, smbd and nmbd are running but my shared folders aren't available. After a sudo service smbd restart everything is fine. My configuration is simple, using the local ...
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unable to read/write CIFS mounts in Ubuntu 11.10

I upgraded my laptop from 11.04 too 11.10 and since then the CIFS mounts are not working. Before the upgrade it would allow mounts on host names, in 11.10 it's only IP addresses (not much of an ...
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Map Ubuntu drive to Windows machine

So there is plenty of answers to the opposite question but I need to be able to access and modify my files on my Ubuntu machine from my Windows 7 machine. What have I tried already? It looks like I ...
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Samba network sharing NTFS drives and root permissions from local drives

I'm able to share my internal 2ndry NTFS drives (sdb1,2 and 3) on the network with Windows computers now but even though Samba read/write is enabled, Windows network computers can only open files ...
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Set up a VPN, route samba over it

I get 3 IP addresses from my ISP, so after my modem I have a switch with three things. Two are servers, one is a router. All my personal computers are behind the router. My old server used to have two ...
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Samba Share Issues

Ok, so I have added two users to samba, user1 and user2. I've also added a couple of different shares, with different path locations. I am connecting from a Windows XP machine. User1 can connect to ...
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Why are some Windows shares not available?

I have a Windows 7 computer on my local network that hosts all my media. I've shared relevant folders there without any limitation, so anyone should be able to access the files without providing a ...
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Can not install Samba? [closed]

I have tried installing Samba using these commands: sudo apt-get install samba smbfs, sudo apt-get install samba, sudo apt-get install samba4, sudo apt-get install samba smbclient, But it will not ...
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List samba shares and current users

Looking for a simple way to do this from the command line. List samba shares and the users who can access each of them. List samba shares and the users currently connected to them. List samba ...
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SAMBA will not mount a share or browse a mounted device on 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 + SAMBA installed on a dual boot WinXP box. All user data is on Win ntfs partitions. There are other Windows machines in the same workgroup and both the SAMBA and Windows workgroups have ...