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

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Could not display "smb:// [closed]

I'm trying to mount a Windows share in Ubuntu 12.10 and Pinguy 12.04 with Nautilus. I'm getting the typical "Could not display "smb://192.168.0.7/groups" error message. The share's name is Groups, ...
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How can I remap usernames when printing to a shared printer?

At work my group currently use self maintained network printers. We also run our own self contained Linux network for some members of the group. It all works beautifully. The management has decided ...
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How do I re-install Samba?

I recently followed a guide to configure Samba but I couldn't get it configured properly. After realizing that the guide was six years out of date I thought I should start again. I reinstalled samba ...
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Transfer data from Windows Vista via Ethernet to Ubuntu 12.04

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I want to transfer my files (pictures, Music, Documents) from Windows Vista to Ubuntu via Ethernet. I understand that I have to configure the IP but how do you ...
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Why can't I browse network shares on 12.04?

This is driving me nuts. I recently did a fresh install of 12.04 on three computers (two laptops, one desktop). For a while, I was able to connect to my FreeNAS media server through Browse Network, ...
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HP 2410 printer shared on Winwows XP not visible on Ubuntu's network

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and HP 2410 printer shared on Windows XP. Problem is that under Ubuntu are visible only network printers, but not printers shared on XP. I installed HP Device Manager, and ...
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CIFS - Default security mechanism requested (Mounted Share)

The following message appear every time I reboot/boot my ubuntu 12.04.1 CIFS VFS: default security mechanism requested. The default security mechanism will be upgraded from nbtlm to ntlmv2 in ...
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prevent suspend while streaming over samba

Seems this is an open problem -- streaming over Samba apparently doesn't pause the idle timer on Ubuntu (12.10 Unity), so the machine will suspend after the usual 30 minutes despite the fact that I'm ...
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Why the difference between Samba sharing inside Home folder and outside (eg: mounted device)

With Samba, when I share inside my home folder, I only need to right click the folder I want to share (Let's assume it is on the Desktop) and select Sharing Options, then just select the options I ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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transferring files from PC to Ubuntu PC on same network

i recently installed a fresh version of ubuntu 12.04 i wanted to transfer my old files from my pc that is running windows, to my other pc which now has ubuntu installed on it. They are both on the ...
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how to access samba shares via nat?

I have setup a virtual machine in Virtual Box and installed a Samba Server. I changed the guest operating system's NIC from Bridged to NAT for a reason that I can't remember. I then added a additional ...
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Set up Ubuntu Server 12.04 for my office

As I have great interest in Linux, I suggested my GM to update my office server to Ubuntu. He agreed to buy a new server (Hardware) after explaining him the good things about Linux & bad things ...
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How to migrate all users to an new server

My file server which is running Linux Ubuntu 12.01, contains more than 30 users and its samba user accounts. Now I have an brand new machine, and want move all those user accounts from the old ...
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Why is my samba4 [homes] share not browsable?

For some reason, I can't see the home directory share that maps to each user's home directory, [homes]. I can directly map the network drive to it in windows or mount it on a Mac, but when trying to ...
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How to access a Windows share from Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 12.04 and previous versions, I can easily install smbfs and running smb://server/share from Nautilus works! But, in 12.10, I can't install smbfs. Trying to install it from the terminal, I ...
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File Sharing With Ext4 Partition

I tried googling this problem but I haven't received a definitive answer. This is my situation, I have a 3TB external hard drive connected to my server via esata. I plan on sharing this drive over a ...
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how to find a samba share's gvfs path?

If Nautilus is used to drop a file on a samba share into an app, then the app will see: "SMB://server/share/file" How is the app supposed to detect real, working gvfs path of that file ? different ...
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How to install Samba and Share directory and Printer

I am trying to get Samba working on Ubuntu to share a Directory and a Printer over the network to a Windows PC, only... when I install it I can't get the link for the GUI, and I can get no where with ...
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Can I make all unix users samba users?

I'm trying to set up a samba share for the first time. My guest share works fine, but I cannot seem to log in as any user. If I enter my unix username and password my mac window just shakes as if an ...
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Ubuntu shares not visible on the network

I've run into a strange thing. I just set up my brothers laptop with ubuntu 12.04. I installed samba and shared his Public folder in his /home by right click -> Share this folder. I put in the correct ...
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How to get sharing options to stick - ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a really hard time trying to get my sharing set up on my 12.04 system. I've tried both desktop version and server - I'm a bit of a linux n00b, so I need a GUI, command line is beyond me ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Set umask, set permissions, and set ACL, but SAMBA isn't using those?

I'm running on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have a folder called Music and I want the default folder permissions to be 775 and the default file to then be 664. I set the default permissions on the Music ...
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Samba Shares Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 Home Network

I have managed to create a home network of sorts between my desktop with windows 7 and my laptop running Precise Pangolin using probably more than a dozen different tutorials I have read here and ...
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Mount the directory / HOME directory located on a remote Windows 2008 R2

I am currently working on the integration of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux on an Active Directory domain in Windows 2008 R2. I have managed to integrate my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to AD 2008, my user ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: ...
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Configure Autofs to access windows domain server

I want to configure autofs to access my windows domain server say my server in win2003 and want to access e$ I am able to access it graphical way But every time I restart the system I have to ...
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mount remotely mybook live network drive

I have a mybook live western digital 1TB hard disk connected to fritzbox 7270 router in office. When I am in the office, I can mount this drive to ubuntu since I have added to the etc/fstab file: ...
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Wine virtual drive set to network location?

I've currently got all of my music saved on a NAS server, and want to play it on my Ubuntu machine as well as Windows, which works fine using Linux music software. The problem is I'm so obsessed ...
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How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password?

I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only). I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the ...
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Sharing NTFS on start-up

After much digging around I've found a way to share my NTFS drives, but I don't know how to do it so it will still remain active after I restart the computer. This is the method I currently use: ...
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Having problems getting Samba4 and Bind9 working together because of apparmor

So I've been following the Samba4 HOWTO, which has gone reasonably well. The issue I'm having is I can't get BIND9 to restart when the samba configuration is included in /etc/bind/named.conf.local: ...
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Cannot access Windows Shares on Win-7 from Ubuntu 10.04 after Copied files from another Win-7

Hi I know Samba problems is all over the places. But I am through with searching none of the solution worked for me (Disable firewall, Install that lib, Config smb.conf and stuffs) Actually the ...
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Windows 7 won't see Ubuntu 12.04 shares

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 running, with Samba installed. My laptop, which has Windows 7 on it, can connect to the linux machine via IP, the Ubuntu machine flawlessly navigates to the Windows ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How can I quickly copy large files off of a laptop when booted off a LiveCD? [closed]

Yesterday I received a laptop that would not boot and i needed to get the pictures and documents off of it. I booted into Ubuntu with a Live CD (installing is out of the question) and zipped up all of ...
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How to permanently mount a Samba share in 12.04 (gnome-shell 3.4)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot? Currently I have a number of share folders that I am using as a very simple home server for media and other files. ...
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Samba share external USB device

I managed to share stuff from my Ubuntu 12.04 to my private network, and the data is visible from a Windows machine. I even shared a hdd that has windows on it. So everything seems to work fine. When ...
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Samba folder is gone

I seem to have some issues sharing folders from my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to a Win7 machine. After playing around with the settings, I decided to revert to Samba's original setting by reinstalling it: ...
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How to setup complete file access and control on a network

I have a media server running ubuntu 12.04 and I want it setup so that any PC on the network (windows etc) has complete access to all files, folders etc with read, write, edit, copy to, copy from ...
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Can't see other computer on network

My friend and me are connected via LAN router, and we both have Ubuntu 12.04. There is a problem with network. My friend can see my computer on network, but I can't see his computer. I can ping him ...
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Folder sharing ubuntu 12 - revoke permissions

I tried setting up a share on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to my Win7 machine. I right clicked on a folder in Ubuntu and chose the Sharing options and gave it read and write permissions too. Now the ...
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Not able to cd into samba location (in a windows share location)

I am not able to cd into the samba like I would normally do: cd smb://server/folder It says: "bash: cd: smb/..." No such file or directory. But if in nautilus I go to the folder and right click ...
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Cannot access windows share

I have an accounting program specifically tailored to the IT industry, its called Fincon (exe based). It basically works on a client to server directory base system. the server is currently running on ...
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How to Install and Configure SWAT In Ubuntu Server 12.04

How to install SWAT (Samba Web Administration Tool) in 12.04
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Mounting HFS+ drive over network, write not required

I really need to figure out how to configure out how to get my linux box to mount a drive from my mac. They are permanently networked. My Mac is called fuzzy, and has been set up to allow the Movies ...
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Mount my own samba share?

I would like to access my local data, which is exported as a samba share, as if I am a samba client. Basically, how do I correctly mount my own samba share? The following mount (device) parameters: ...
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How to make samba to ask password on every access?

We have configured samba with password protected share folders. The problem what we are facing is, multiple users were allowed to use the same system. For example if the user A uses the system S1 for ...
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Mounting Samba share whenever it's available, unmounting when it's not

I am trying setup permanent samba share mounts. That's not too hard using these instructions. But, I want them to Automatically remount whenever I join the network where these shares are available. ...