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

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Ubuntu 14.04 Samba very slow performance

I am running Samba 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. File transfer speeds to and from the share are very slow (around 3-4 MB/s). I have tested the network connection using iperf and got speeds around 85-100 ...
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Starting OpenVPN won't let me access local network IPs

OpenVPN is installed via apt-get. sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start # works Now if I try to access, for example, my NAS device web page (or even the network share over afp:// or smb://) at ...
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samba username case issue in samba 4.x

I have a problem with a samba service on my server. It's began since ubuntu have switched to samba 4.x in their distributions and continues til last one 15.04. I have a user ag on my server and user ...
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SAMBA and sticky bit

$ smbd --version Version 3.6.3 $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS" smb.conf (partial) obey pam ...
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How to open shared SMB resources in the form “\\host”?

I want to download data from my university local server, whose IP is like 10.1.2.3. From Windows I could open Run..., type \\10.1.2.3, and the local server window opens. How is it possible to ...
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Strange issue with samba -

I've configured 2 samba server (ubuntu 14.04), which work fine on all systems a part from Win 8. (both servers are configured the same as they are acting as primary and backup) The issue is; I have 2 ...
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Samba: read only from subnet

We have a network with mixed computers (Linux, OSX, Windows) and all have read and write access to a samba file server. Because of the fact that the login to samba goes over guest login I have limited ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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How to mount smb shares as a regular user?

I searched high and low but haven't found the answer yet ... I'd like to as a regular non-root user to access a network share and work with it from command line. The file manager can already ...
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Automatically install printers shared on Windows Domain

All of the resources I can find provide detailed instructions for sharing Linux printers with Windows over SAMBA. I would like to do the opposite. I currently have CUPS configured so that it can add ...
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Prevent usb HDD Sleep mode?

I'm having a problem with my computer running Ubuntu server 12.04, I have an external USB HDD plugged in for samba file sharing but after a few hours not using samba the USB HDD goes to sleep. When I ...
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smbpasswd: symbol lookup error: smbpasswd: undefined symbol: ndr_print_svcctl_ColtrolService

Have anyone seen this one before: Trying to create a password for a samba user and I am getting the following error: smbpasswd: symbol lookup error: smbpasswd: undefined symbol: ...
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Zentyal mailserver blocked new user cration more than one. So how to active unlimited?

Sorry, an unexpected error has occurred root command openchange_newuser --create --enable --mail techmgr@bharattesthouse.com 'techmgr' failed. Error output: params.c:pm_process() - Processing ...
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KVM guest can not access host using CIFS

I have a situation with a guest running on Ubuntu KVM than can't access SAMBA shares on the same host where guest is running. I would like to use samba for file sharing between host and guests. Guest ...
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How to automount a share on every user on the computer? [duplicate]

I want to automount a share from a Ubuntu file-server on my Ubuntu client. I managed to actually mount it with with the following line in /etc/fstab : //192.168.1.64/myProj3kt/myProj3kt ...
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How is mounting samba share in terminal different to mounting in Nautilus?

I have a server operating a samba share that I can happily navigate by browsing the network, finding the server and share. When I open the share I'm asked to log in. I use my username and password and ...
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Printer Share via Terminal

I've configured a printer share in Ubuntu and used Samba to share it with Windows, following this page. Every thing is working fine, but I have a couple of questions. Can I configure the Ubuntu ...
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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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Automount at boot in /etc/fstab taking very long time after 15.04 upgrade

After my recent upgrade to 15.04, I noticed that the boot is taking a very long time -- I have an SSD, and previously boot to the login screen was taking about 7-8 seconds. Now it's more like 35-45. ...
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Cannot play files over samba share on MATE 15.04

When I try to open video files from my home server I get the error: VLC is unable to open the MRL I have never had this issue before. Opening internet RMTP streams works fine and firewall is ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS File Sharing Permissions

Linux beginner here. I'm trying to make (what I think) is a very simple setup with my server, but I'm finding a ton of conflicting information. I'm using my server to share folders via samba to two ...
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I don't have permission to access the subdirectories of a mounted share I created

After I mounted a domain share I tried to find duplicates with fdupes, but then I found out that I don't have permissions to the subdirectories of the share. This is how I mounted the share: First I ...
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Permissions with Samba Share

I created a samba share with anonymous access. I changed the permissions/ownership of all files and folder to root. I can read, write and delete to the share. now I installed a torrent program ...
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Ubuntu can not connect to freenas share

I have a FreeNas server that has been running fine for some time. I am able to log into my FreeNas's CIFS share from a windows computer, and I am able to log on to CIFS shares from other Windows ...
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How to connect to network drive when I'm not home

I have bought a 3 TB WD MyCloud network drive and successfully connected to it through Nautilus using Connect to Server and then smb:// followed by the IP address. I then bookmarked the different ...
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Samba Not Honoring Parent Permissions

No matter what I've tried to do I cannot get Samba permissions to honor the parent folders. http://prntscr.com/6zznm4 Where the parent folder is actually THEUSER:THEGROUP, you can see the ...
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Samba Veto Files

I have a folder on my server that I have set in samba to share, this folder contains sub-folders upon sub-folders. What I would like to do is allow only access to the subfolder/public_html folders, ...
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Can not connect to Windows HomeGroup and Internet at the same time

I Ubuntu 14.04 and made all the changes on Samba to allow me to connect to my Windows Homegroup. Trouble is I can now either connect to the homegroup or the internet, but not both at the same time. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 shared drive, can see share on a Win7 machine but can't access

We have a local network of Win7 computers and one Ubuntu 14.04 with 4 drives 2-2tb, 2-4tb. I've shared these drives with samba and from a win7 computer I can see the shares but when I try to access I ...
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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...
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Copying files from Windows 8 to Ubuntu causes unknown network error

I've set up a new home server (Ubuntu 14.04, AMD 64, 3GB RAM, etc.). I have permissions set up on my shared directories, but I'm having problems when copying some files to those directories. I can ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 samba share not accessible from Windows 7

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I know this has been asked a million times but I'm trying to get a Samba share to work and I've been reading all kinds of threads but I just can't get it ...
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system-config-samba not opening in Ubuntu 14.10. & 15.04

system-config-samba does not open. It doesn't matter whether I install the program through either the command line or the software center. When I try to open the program it prompts me for my password ...
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permission denied error on a new harddisk with samba

I have two hard disks, 1-hard disk one (has Ubuntu system) 2-hard disk two I shared some folders in hard disk one and I can access them from Windows Clients. but when I share any folder in hard ...
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One user can view files in Samba share from Win7 PC, other user cannot (from same PC)

I mapped a mounted drive to a share (named "Docs") in Samba. This drive automatically mounts. I'm using User security for share access. I think everything Samba-wise is set up properly, because I ...
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Setting Up Active Directory With Samba4 & Kerberos

I am new to active directory and configuring domain controllers! I have followed this guide ( ...
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Samba File server

I know, there are a lot of articles about my request but everyone is different and I am getting confused. My question: I’ve installed a samba server (14.04- 64 bit), the server has 1 2TB hard drive ...
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Samba mount through fstab but only with permissions for one user

I recently set up a server with samba file sharing. On the clients I would like to automount the server during boot using fstab. I read a few tutorials and ended up using this line in /etc/fstab ...
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How to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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Error with yarn.sh command

There is an error comes up while I'm starting the yarn.sh command. This is the error output: $ start-yarn.sh starting yarn daemons mkdir: cannot create directory `/logs': Permission denied chown: ...
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Error while sharing a folder with domain admin account

I am using ubuntu and windows server 2008 in a virtual box. i added ubuntu in a windows domain. I have created a user account named user123 during installation of ubuntu. I can share a folder with ...
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Time based access to samba server

I have a 14.04 server running samba. I'd like to institute some time based access to the server. I host media for the whole house, and the goal is for the kids' televisions to become useless at a ...
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Samba with NAS share available to other subnets

I have a D-Link 320L NAS, that is accessible through 192.168.1.0 network (with 192.168.1.254 gateway). I have successfully mounted it into an Ubuntu server box via cifs tools. With R/W privileges. ...
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How to share files with Samba in Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I connect to share my file in other wireless network systems? I am now using Ubuntu 14.04. bnogroups@bnogroups:~$ sudo apt-get install samba sudo mkdir -p /srv/samba/share ...
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Mount Nas to Ubuntu Server and samba?

I want to mount my NAS drive into my Ubuntu Server so I can reach it from my Windows desktop. So far so good. This is my Ubuntu server's /etc/fstab: //192.168.0.2/Public /DataShare/Aurora-NAS cifs ...
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Cannot access samba share on Android Device

I'm trying to access my samba share on my android device using es file explorer, but I receive the following message - "Login Fails: This may be caused by: - The account has no permissions." (I think ...
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Windows 7 connection to Samba drive does not refresh sometimes

System: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Samba 4.1.6 Client: Windows 7 I have a drive on Win 7 mapped to an Ubuntu Samba share. Sometimes when I create one or more new files in Ubuntu, I cannot see the new ...
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authenticating ldap user on samba share

I want to authenticate ldap user on samba share for giving permission to user on particular samba share. When I enter username and password then it say that "unable to mount location" Fail to mount ...
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Add users to Samba Server

I've installed and configured Samba Server on Ubuntu. I'm trying to add Samba users. I want to add them without creating a user account(for each user) on Server machine itself. Can I maintain a ...
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Windows share mounts but without write permissions

I am trying to mount a Samba Shared Folder in Ubuntu, but I am facing some issues because when the folder is mounted, I have no permission to write on mounted folder. First of all, the shared folder ...