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

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Samba won't start on fresh install of 16.04

I had samba working perfectly on my previous 14.04 install, did a format and reinstall of 16.04 and now it won't work. Not much help online with the error codes I am getting. When I type "service smbd ...
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Reaching files from a file server created with Raspberry and Samba

I'm trying to create a file server with my RaspberryPi to deploy all over the private network. It should allow the hard drive connected to be accessible when wired to the Raspberry. I therefore ...
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How to Mount Western My Book Live Duo

I have been reading everything I can to do this and have come to the conclusion that there are too many things I don't understand to make sense of it so finally asking a question. Goal: I want to ...
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Access Windows share from nautilus to user without password

I'm trying to acces to a windows share using nautilus with an user (not guest) that has empty password but if a I leave the password empty nautilus prompt that the a password it's required. From ...
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How to access a Samba shared folder from windows 10?

I have set up a folder on my Xubuntu 16.04 machine (~/Share) according to http://askubuntu.com/a/324846/312993 I have problems with the last instruction: "From a different computer, connect to your ...
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Samba will not connect to domain via active directory

I am so close to being able to connect to my windows active directory. I want to use the ubuntu server as a simple file server for domain users When I do a kinit I can get a ticket but when I try to ...
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Samba: Software caused connection abort

I am trying to create samba file server(ubuntu 14.04) on my local network, I can connect to samba server from another ubuntu 14.04 and enter the shared folder as a guest, but after creating a ...
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Nautilus and smb bookmarks Ubuntu 16.04

For some reason when I download a file using Firefox, I cannot see my samba sites, even if I bookmarked them. I can see the bookmarked folders, except for the ones smb:. This is what I see whenever I ...
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UBUNTU SAMBA SHARE WINDOWS 10 FAILING AFTER FIRST GO

I have just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have set up samba, and can access the UBUNTU directory from my Windows 10 PC only ONCE, immediately after both machines have rebooted. If I ...
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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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Some Samba shares are not visible on network but still accessible by address

This has happened for as long as I can remember. Nautilus/Caja shows a shared icon on the folders, and they are accessible from Windows by typing in their folder name, but they don't show up in the ...
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How to see permisisons basing on user, not files/folders

I have samba share setup and permissions to files and folders are given through setfacl then a copy of the whole command setfacl -m user:*username*:rwx /mnt/working/*MainFolder*/Engineering dept/...
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FQDN does not resolve from Windows, hostname does (NMBD)

I am trying to configure an Ubuntu Server (14.04) in a Windows AD environment. It will be serving some intranet pages. The goal is to reach this machine by either its hostname (e.g. ubuntu-server) or ...
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Unique project to join Raspberry Pi 2 running Ubuntu to a Windows domain controller

Our teacher gave us an unique project to join a Raspberry Pi 2 running Ubuntu to the schools windows domain controller. If we succeed they are considering creating a whole lab using Raspberry Pi 2's, ...
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gvfsd-smb-browse causes 100% CPU usage

After upgraded to 16.04, gvfsd-smb-browse always causes 100% CPU usage. This situation seems related a bug : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1303300. But maybe not related it.How can I ...
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Samba share distributed on VPN subnet

I am trying to connect to a Samba share through a VPN I set up using OpenVPN. Both, Samba and OpenVPN are set up within a Virtual Machine runnning Ubunutu 14.04. On the client side I'm using several ...
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Samba usershares not visible when in active directory mode

I have a samba configuration which acts as an AD - Server for a specific domain. This is working fine. Unfortunately usershares seem to be not supported any more then. I am afraid the AD role changed ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 server as file server for small business using samba? is it legal

We are implementing a new business and looking forward for a free file sharing server and thought giving samba server through Ubuntu for files and folder restriction/access permissions. should be able ...
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Trying to set up a file server [closed]

So I'm exceptionally new to uBuntu/Linux in general. I've done the install of Linux Mint 15 onto one VM for PoC and then I figured how hard can it be to set up a File Server for this? I've gotten ...
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ODB Base error opening from SMB share

When I open an .odb from a smb://server/share/base.odb , Libreoffice open and then when I try to open a form: ERROR SQL Status: HY000 I saw that this error is still old, and can't migrate some ...
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Prevent updating “modified time” when copying files to a mounted Samba folder

I don’t want the “last modified” attribute to be updated with the current date when I am copying files to a mounted Samba folder. How can I avoid this behaviour ? This behaviour occurs with (K)...
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Error in Dowloading updates

I keep receving this error message when i am trying to download the update , also i can't connect to wireless network anymore
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Samba won't install becuase of broken packages

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 and I didn't install Samba with the original OS setup. I would like to install it now but I keep getting a error about broken packages. It appears that the main ...
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Simple Samba File Share

I'm trying to setup a simple ubuntu (14.04 lts) file server to allow win xp and osx machines on the network to have read write permissions to the share without having to authenticate with a password. ...
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Opening 2 or more files on an Ubuntu file share from Windows causes file handle to be closed

Ubuntu noob here, please go easy. :) I have an Ubuntu 16.04 box acting as a file/media server, used by two Windows laptops (7 and 8.1), an Android phone and a smart TV. The Ubuntu box has 4 extra ...
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cifs, smb - Can't mount (permission denied) or navigate shared folder

I've recently bumped into this problem. I usually navigate through a local network shared folder from a Linux machine via smb (i.e. from file manger using smb: ). Now whenever I try to access the ...
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Ubuntu (server) credential manager for shares

im using a ubuntu-server 16.04 and am looking for something like the "credential-manager" in windows. What i am trying to achieve: A software im using is saving data/files to a location. I have a ...
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Cannot access shares with a Windows machine via Samba

Since the last Samba update I have not been able to share files and printers with my Windows 7 machine from a machine with Ubuntu 14.04, connected by Ethernet. It worked fine up until then. Now Ubuntu ...
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Can a Network Share tab be added to Nemo in Ubuntu 16.04

Recently, I had had an issue which required making a folder shareable on my local LAN. I noticed that under Ubuntu 16.04 there was no "share" tab in Nemo for making a folder shareable on the local LAN....
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Can't connect to samba folders with password

I have been using a hard-drive connected to a router with a samba server for the last year without problems. I do not know if this problem is related to my last "apt-get upgrade" but now I cannot ...
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How to access the USB stick in my router (Huawei B315) that is shared as a samba share

I want to access a USB memory stick that is plugged into my Huawei B315 LTE router. I have set it up properly as per the web configuration pages on the router but I have no idea how to access it ...
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Auto Printer Authentication

We have a few Ubuntu machines connected to Active Directory. I'd like to connect our networked printers to them (shared over SMB). Is there a way to automatically authenticate using the username and ...
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How do I setup Homeshares that ask for the password that uses pam authentication?

How do I setup shares that lists the users under homes for the home directory share and when clicking on the username it requests the password from the pam authentication module? This will happen when ...
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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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Can samba validate a domain user for a shared folder

I can use smbpass to create samba users, but can Samba also validate domain users? My smb.conf: [share] path = // available = yes read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes
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What is the process gvfsd-smb-browse?

That process happened to crash on my system. Nothing very serious, but as I am curious I tried to get information on it but could not find a quite satisfying answer about what it is and what it does. ...
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Samba does not launch after upgrading to 16.04

I have upgraded smoothly to 16.04, everything seems ok except samba not starting: $ sudo /etc/init.d/smbd status ● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd) Loaded: loaded (/etc/init....
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Setup network share Linux -> OSX with mapped/preserved permissions?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder which contains a git repository, which I'd like to share over the network; I do the right-click from Nautilus and Local Network Share / Share this folder, rest is ...
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Unable to Connect to SAMBA share on 16.04

I was having issues connecting to my server on 14.10 and this is the error message: Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing. Windows through this out and I am ...
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How do I remove Samba server but not client?

(I tried to looking for a duplicate of this, but haven't found anything. Maybe someone else has better search-fu than I.) I ran sudo netstat -tlnp: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto ...
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Add Network Location to Unity Bar

I have a NAS device on my network. I can access the device by clicking the Network button on the left sidebar of Nautilus and selecting the device and share folder from there. I can also bookmark the ...
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I can't login to my samba shares

I've been using samba for years without any problems, I have configured some shares that won't ask for password (guest ok) ... unfortunately I've updated the packages on the server (Ubuntu 14.04.4 TLS)...
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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Samba shared folder “not accesible” by Windows 8 client

I've been tinkering with this for hours... why do I keep getting an error message on the windows machine saying the folder is not accessible? Ubuntu 14.04 Here is smb.conf: # # Sample ...
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What is the purpose of iocharset=utf8?

I see iocharset=utf8 recommended nearly everywhere when mounting Windows SMB shares into Linux. I have mounted vhdx files to a Ubuntu VM that I want to be assured that whatever files I write to the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 And Samba share

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with mate, I am connected to my home network, but it seems like it's not possible to access Samba shared drive on the network. I correctly see the network resources but ...
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Removing gvfsd-smb-browse

I just had the problem where gvfsd-smb-browse starts taking up the whole cpu and needs to be killed. Searching the Internet I see this is not uncommon, and there doesn't seem to be a general solution....
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Samba problems with recent update: cant access servers, keeps asking for credentials

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I work in an office of about 10 computers (all of them running Windows 7). I had a problem with my computer so I had to re-install Ubuntu from scratch (same version, same ...
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Windows shared printer NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I've tried to install a printer shared from my desktop PC and can't but the add printer option can't find it. I'm able to add it if I fill in the URI smb://WORKGROUP/COMPNAME/PRINTER but that doesn't ...
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Cannot connect as Guest to ubuntu usershare from MAC OSX Yosemite?

I cannot connect to my shared folders on my Ubuntu server from my Mac. My Windows computer can connect without any problems. Giving Ubuntu credentials as opposed to using "Anonymous" used to work, ...