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

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Error connecting to newly configured FTP

I just configured a Virtual Box following the docs. I am getting ltdb: tdb(/var/lib/samba/group_mapping.ldb): tdb_mmap failed for size 77824 (Cannot allocate memory) when trying to connect to ...
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Nautilus file copy from smb://server/share is 25Msec but when I mount its 4Msec

Folks: When I open nautilus in 11.04, browse network -> MSHOME -> SERVERNAME -> SHARE and do a copy, I get gigabit speed at around 25 megs a sec to local disk. When I mount in fstab with ...
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How to setup a domain server?

I would like to manage more than 200 ubuntu PC's. So i have a plan to setup a domain server.Can some one explain me on setting up a ubuntu domain server?
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To mount NAS on a Laptop?

So, I bought a NAS, which I configured successfully in /etc/fstab, on mu Kubuntu 10.10 Thinkpad x40. It works just fine when I am at home. A few days I went out with my laptop and the problem is, that ...
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How do I launch the “SMB Browser” and point it to a Windows Print share?

I need to know if launching Ubuntu's "SMB Browser" program (pictured below) and pointing it at a Windows print server is possible. I tried using ps aux to get an idea of what program is being used ...
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UFW firewall still blocking SMB despite adding rules

I have an Ubuntu PC with ufw firewall (GUI version). I have added the preset Samba service, in and out, and even tried adding the ports manually (135-139, 445, UDP and TCP, in and out), but it still ...
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Multi-server setup for Windows clients with Ubuntu servers

I need a simple server setup for a client, and have used Ubuntu for them for some years as a simple combined login server and fileserver. We now need to change to using two separate servers. so was ...
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Unable to open “Windows Network” to see other computers on LAN

I have my machine connected to our office LAN which has many other machines that use win XP, win 7 etc. Until a month or so ago, I was able to share files and folders with them, but now I can't even ...
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Permissions issue with symlinks over samba

I'm having trouble accessing some files over a samba share. Here's my setup: I have shared /shared as Shared I have a user with the same name and pwd as my Linux user in my Windows machine I made ...
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How to mount a samba share permanently?

How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?
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Uploading or attaching files that located on a shared drive doesn't work?

I have this odd, quite minor, but annoying issue that I am quite perplexed about. Whenever I try to upload a file via my browser(let's say attach a file to an email in GMail), I click 'Browse' button ...
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How do I navigate to a samba location I've mounted in Nautilus on the command line?

Please note: I am two weeks old in Linux. I have found a lot of answers to this question on the internet, tried many, but all failed one way or another. Therefore I dare to ask once again in the hope ...
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Can't browse samba share, get a “Cannot retrieve share list from server” error

I'm having a lot of issues with Samba and trying to connect it up with a MyWorldBook NAS drive. Running Maverick I have the Samba 2:3.5.4 package installed that the distro came loaded with. I can ...
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smbclient -M send message problem

I would like to send message to the network PC(Ubuntu also). command on myself(to send message to me,just for test): smbclient -M myName -b error is: message start: ERRSRV - ERRmsgoff (Not ...
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Upgrade crash samba4 error [closed]

upgrade to Natty failed to finish, with an error related to samba4, failed to load modules from /usr/lib/samba/ldb. Now I am unable to update or run Synaptic. How can I fix this?
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samba share not auto mounting at boot

Well it was working fine, but I removed hidden config files from my $HOME and now mounting halts at boot. I have to solve it manually or skip to get my gdm. What could be wrong, can anyone tell me ? ...
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How to grant write permissions in Samba?

I'm having trouble with read/write permissions on my Samba server, how do I fix my smb.conf and file permissions to have a more unified access? smb.conf [global] workgroup = workgroup netbios name = ...
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Netatalk 100x slower than scp with USB disk

I have netatalk install on a headless Ubuntu box on my lan. I have a usb drive mounted on /mnt/ext. When attempting to copy a ~700 MB file from the box using netatalk (afp) OR samba, my estimated time ...
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Samba issue with sharing directories on NTFS/FAT32

I have some strange problems with Samba server. I am using samba Version 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 10.10. I have two Windows XP machines, one on VirtualBox on Ubuntu and another office laptop. Windows machine ...
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How do I access a mounted Windows share from the command line?

I use Places > Connect to Server... to connect to a Windows share in my work environment (requires Kerberos authentication). When I do so, I can access the Windows share via Nautilus, but I can't ...
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How can I run samba?

I have server running Ubuntu 10.10. Never used samba before, as I never had windows machines, but now I need it. So I did: apt-get install samba smbfs smbclient. Packages are installed, but I have ...
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How can I use smbclient to connect to Windows shares by hostname when a firewall is enabled?

I can't connect to file shares on Windows computers using smbclient -L //hostname when the firewall is enabled. This occurs whether I'm using ufw (which allows outgoing traffic and replies back in ...
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How do I open up firewall while keeping it safe?

Since I've installed Firestarter I have encountered connectivity issues that are all resolved by disabling the firewall. I'd prefer to have the firewall running and allow all the traffic I normally ...
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Nautilus file share for multiple users is not working. Only owner gets access

I have always had trouble setting up samba shares with ubuntu. In the past I've tried getting it to work by configuring /etc/samba/smb.conf but never achieved what I wanted. Last time I managed to get ...
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How to make gvfs-smb always use UTF8

The problem is that if I make an entry in /etc/fstab to mount a samba share I can give the option iocharset=utf8 and this then mounts the share correctly and in the right encoding with special ...
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Why Gnome/Ubuntu use SAMBA as default sharing service?

and not NFS? click on a folder and select proprieties, tab "share".
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How to create a shared folder using command line on a server

After following the tutorial here I ran into a problem. Here is what I did. On my server I installed nfs-kernel-server and edited the /etc/exports file to include the folder I want to share: ...
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Sharing samba-folder with root access

I have a staging server in my network running Ubuntu server 10.10, being my main development area. As I need to access the files in the Apache root from other computers in the network, I have setup ...
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Sharing a mounted Truecrypt volume via Samba

Been banging my head against the wall on this one for a while. I have an encrypted (via truecrypt) partition on a drive. In windows, I mount it locally and share it on my local network. I'm trying to ...
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How do I install Samba 4?

Does anyone have a good installation manual to install samba 4 on ubuntu 10.10. I found a lot of articles to install samba 4 but all are different and most will not work with my ubuntu version. So ...
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How to move multiple files over network from terminal

I am using this command gvfs-move file smb://server/directory/file to move files over a samba share I would like to transfer multiple files by piping the results of a gvfs-ls to the same command ...
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How to disable samba shared folder password prompt

I have shared a samba folder on ubuntu desktop. Is there a way to disable ubuntu shared folder password prompt when accessed from windows?.
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How to move files over samba share with gnomevfs cli

Ok I am in the process of backing up my film collection to a NAS and I wanted to automate this as much as possible as I have to work at the same time. I am trying to setup a daily dump of ISO's ready ...
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How can I increase the maximum number of simultaneous users to log in to a server?

I use ubuntu server 10.04 on a fairly good machine, with 2.40 dual-core processor and 2GB RAM. My users login with ssh or samba. I have setup LDAP with PAM to sync user accounts between unix and ...
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Trying to configure samba share with office server

i'm trying to set up fstab to automatically connect to my office shared server. I'm undoubtedly doing something silly here as the username and password and server name work fine in the first code ...
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How can I stop Ubuntu from automatically unmounting Samba shares?

I have some music files I'd like to listen to sitting on a Samba share. I added this share via the Ubuntu GUI (Places -> Connect to server...), and everything worked just fine. However, despite the ...
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How do I mount Samba share as non-root user

Is there a step-by-step tutorial that instructs in detailed step-by-step how to smbmount a Samba share to be used by a non-root user on a Ubuntu 10.04 desktop? Note: there are numerous threads on ...
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Nautilus bookmarks and smb shares work with non-root user

I'm having a problem with Nautilus in Ubuntu 10.10 When I open Nautilus as common user, it shows bookmarks and the bookmarks that point to smb windows shares work fine. However, if I start Nautilus ...
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How to test samba/afp configuration remote server?

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via SSH on the terminal to change the smb/afp configuration, I can only test the configuration from the server over ...
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Samba fails to install

I am running XBMC, which is built around Ubuntu 10.04. It does not come with samba pre-installed, and I need to share some media with a couple other boxes. I followed the Think Geek directions found ...
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How do I see all of the directories shared using Nautilus Sharing Options?

When you share a directory using samba, you can do this system-wide by editing the /etc/samba/smb.conf file (the advanced way) or by right-clicking a directory using Nautilus and selecting 'Sharing ...
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How do I list samba user accounts that need synchronizing?

From searching, I have found a lot of suggestions for synchronizing the unix account and the samba account using smbpasswd, but how do I tell which accounts need synchronizing, and which accounts are ...
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Ubuntu user credentials, file permissions

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 for web development by using the symfony framework. Normally I install Ubuntu Lamp (Turnkey edition), log in as root and configure all the necessary software in the server ...
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Where does the Samba workgroup come from when Samba is not running?

Using findsmb on my home network gives me this: IP ADDR NETBIOS NAME WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION --------------------------------------------------------------------- 192.168.1.3 MINI ...
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How can I access Windows shares after changing DNS servers (e.g. switching to OpenDNS)?

I'm on Maverick trying to access shared folders hosted on Windows machines across a home network. Mysteriously I stopped being able to see them through Nautilus (I couldn't even open Windows network ...
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“Folder sharing” says “Share name is too long”… for what?

Most of the time when I share a folder from Ubuntu, the name field is made yellow and it says "Share name too long". But even if I keep this name, it works fine. So what is it too long for? What is ...
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Tips for debugging Samba performance?

Samba gives me 24 MB/s read and 44 MB/s write, while ftp gives 97 and 112 MB/s under the same circumstances. The documentation says that Generally, you should find that Samba performs ...
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How do I completely reset Samba to the shipped defaults?

Since no one can help me with sharing files from Samba, how can I reset it to the defaults and delete any residual configurations from previous releases? Then, presumably, the GUI sharing would work ...
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Eclipse won't let me select a Windows share as Workspace

Environment: Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), Eclipse Helios 3.6 (64-bit), Android 2.3 SDK + ADT. All works great, but I can only select a workspace that's on the local system. Eclipse won't let me select ...
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How to enable user sharing per instructions?

I have this entry in .xsession-errors log "Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory ...