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

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how to fix the Samba Share keeps loosing the network connectivity issue

I have a Ubuntu 12.4 LTS Server with a Samba Share where some windows clients get connected to it. as of lately Users are complaining that when they same a file or update it they can't see the file ...
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Monitor print jobs/pages printed per IP address

We use an honor system for printed pages, but since someone's been misusing our trust I would like to monitor/log the amount of pages printed per IP address. Is there any software (or script) that can ...
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How to force SMB2 protocol in samba?

For security reasons, I'd like to disable the SMB1 protocol in samba. Is it possible? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Samba Permissions not staying for all users on 14.04 Server

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server with Samba so that MAC and PC machines can connect to it via a wired network. I have created a single share: mkdir -p /mnt/TEST-NEW-SERVER chown -R root:users ...
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Ubuntu Server Samba Permissions best practice

I am having some problems accessing my Ubuntu Server 14.04 over Samba. I am trying to access from my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 desktop and other Linux desktops. I would like to have fine access control in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 File Server, using Samba, NFS, OwnCloud and SFTP, all on the same mounted path

My Ubuntu 14.04 box has a mounted HDD with ext4 on local the path /Public I chown the path to my only username so I can transfer files using SFTP (via SFTP client) from my Windows Machine. I wanted to ...
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Transferring large files between an Ubuntu machine and a windows machine

I have two computers, one with Ubuntu 14.04 (PC1), the other one with Windows-7 (PC2). I have a >2GB file to transfer from PC1 to PC2 and I got a timeout message by using the usual way, i.e. using the ...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and ...
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How To Transfer Files Between Two Ubuntu Machines Connected Via RJ45?

I have a desktop PC running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Laptop running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to transfer files from Desktop to my laptop using Samba (or whatever else). Can anyone guide me (or ...
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How to SFTP Jail (chroot) with Active Directory authentication

I am try to set up SFTP with Ubuntu 14.04 using chroot with AD authentication restricting by Group as well as having a public area for users. I already have samba, winbind and kerberos setup as a ...
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How do I add a Network Drive to Plex

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I've been looking around and can't find an exact solution to my problem. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP-Pavilion-dv8000-EE944AV with a network run on a Netgear N750, I ...
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cannot connect to samba shares

I'm on ubuntu server and out of the blue when I try to connect to samba shares it tells me it cannot find the shares but it can see the folder. I'm connecting via ViMu on a googletv box. I've not ...
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SAMBA Activity logging in Ubuntu 14.04

Did anyone activated successfully the full audit logging features of Samba in Ubuntu 14.04? I followed the http://moiristo.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/samba-logging-user-activity/ but this clearly does ...
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Problems with folder permissions using samba

I'm having issues with sharing a folder with Samba over my LAN. I created the fileshare by mounting one of my drives, then running gksudo nautilus and sharing the folder using the built-in sharing ...
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Occasional connection failures to smbd server after 14.10 update

I've updated a server from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Now, I'm getting weird problems when connecting from my Ubuntu 14.04 client to a Samba share on the server. Previously, the connection would always ...
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Ubuntu-Windows Public Folder File Share

I have created a network share folder in my Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded Samba and created a username and gave it a password. I have Windows 8 able to see it and add credentials. But after I enter in ...
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Error: 'There was a problem connecting to the CUPS server.'after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, I can not use my (SAMBA) network printer anymore. Jobs stay in the que forever. When I go to 'Printers' and ask for the properties of the printer, I get the message: ...
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Losing connection to windows share

I have two shared directories on a Win7 machine. These shares are both mounted on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine using the same credentials. The entries in /etc/fstab are: //10.10.2.11/test-flags ...
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Where is “session sufficient pam_lsass.so” and the “/usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf”

I am new in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I am setting up a Samba File Server and join it to our domain. I configured some of the configuration, but in the step 6 of this guide, I was unable to ...
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How to upgrade SAMBA to latest version?

My Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS 64 bit. My Samba version is 4.1.6. Latest Samba version is 4.1.13. How can I upgrade to this version?
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samba upgrade on ubuntu

good day , my name is saleem ali from trinidad and tobago . i would like some assistance - i have a server running samba along with squid but i would like to create a new server to run samba alone the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 cant find printer option Windows Printer via SAMBA

After upgrading to 14.10 I cant find the option "Windows Printer via SAMBA" on the add new printer dialog. The option used to be there in previous Ubuntu versions
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Can not join to domain in PDC Server

I created samba pdc in my server with ubuntu 14.04 (kernels 3.5.0-54-generic) but when i tried from Windows XP join to samba pdc it's failed, message error show = the following error occurred ...
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Share with Mac from Vbox Ubuntu help

Complete noob... I installed VirtualBox and Guest additions for Ubuntu, managed to set up a 'shared folder' in virtualbox devices but my question is. Now that I have set up the Share on my Mac (made ...
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Create links between folders for samba share

I want to put different folders (same filesystem) into a samba share (on Ubuntu). My idea is to create different links into another folder. Let me give you an example of the folder structure. It's ...
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smb mount via fstab mount error 5

Something weird happened in the last weeks don't know why, before it worked perfectly so here's my problem: I am mounting my NAS via fstab and a script which looks like this, taken from fstab: ...
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Document cannot be saved Samba file sharing [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu server latest version and started a file sharing server. My current problem is that Windows 7 and Windows 8 users canot save office files (excell, word and powerpoint). ...
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join linux home folders with Active Directory userprofiles

I have just set up a network using Samba and Kerberos. As we wanted users to be free to decide whether they wanted to use windows or linux, we currently store userprofiles (windows) and home folders ...
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I have a problem with domain trust between samba and AD

I configured Samba PDC and AD Domain. Here is my Topology. enter link description here And I saw that Samba PDC loading AD users. With "getent passwd" command and "wbinfo -ug" command. Here is my ...
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Samba on 14.04 has high CPU with OSX client

Recently (could have been after upgrading to 14.04 on my server) the Mac OSX client has been very slow accessing Samba shares (actually intolerably slow, minutes rather than seconds to browse a ...
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Routing particular services over VPN

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I need to connect to a SMB share that isn't local. The only way I can connect to it is over a VPN. The particular VPN service is Juniper. Connecting to the VPN is easy and ...
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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Can't login to samba secure share

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64 bit on my other PC. I have created insecure shares and I can login to them so I followed these instructions to make a secure share: ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Samba share read only for everybody and read-write for specific user

I would like to be able to change the following samba share configuration that currently allows everybody to read and browser files: /etc/samba/smb.conf [Apps] path = /home/user/share browseable = ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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Why can I not access my Samba shared folder?

I just upgraded from a non-LTS Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS; this was a complete fresh install. Now I am trying to set up 3 storage hard drives as Samba shares. But for some reason they do not show up on other ...
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Diagnosing Samba

I have set up network shares on three Ubuntu computers in my LAN using system-config-samba. For a while were were able to browse each others network-shared directories, but now it is not working. ...
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Create a user for samba only (CLI)

Exact same question as this one, but using CLI instead of GUI. I'd like to allow login access to a shared SMB directory, but the users get no other access to the server.
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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problems with accessing shared folder from ubuntu to ubuntu

I have samba installed on both ubuntu 14.04 machines, and they're are both connected to the same network. + I have apache installed on the desktop machine. I made a shared folder in my home folder on ...
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how to share folder in between two different workgroup on the same network?

My office laptop is connected to a domain. America.abcco.com WHen I bring my office laptop to home, I want to access a shared Ubuntu folder at home(Lubuntu 14.04) Office laptop windows 7 enterprise. ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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can't connecto to Samba Server on NAS

here is the deal. I bought a NAS which is SMB and FTP Server. In Summary, FTP works but Samba doesn't. Here is the topology: If I try to connect with nautilus: $ nautilus ...
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No writeable permissions when mounting Windows folders [duplicate]

So I have a Windows machine and a number of folders that I want to share my network. I've no problem mounting the folders and they have the correct permissions set in Windows. I'm mounting them using ...
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VirtualBox - Samba, files starting with dot are read-only (i.e. .htaccess)

I've successfuly installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox in Windows 8 and Samba extension to work with /var/www/html folder. It is working great except files starting with dot (.) like .htaccess or ...
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unable to access location - failed to mount WIndows share: Invalid argument

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS within a VMware workstation virtual machine and I have managed to setup a network by changing the samba.conf file to the WORKGROUP of my choice. Doing so gave me access to ...