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 message when creating a shared folder

I log in as administrator, but I get this message when I try to create a shared folder: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. ...
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Has samba become the default share in 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on all of my desktops and mostly use Samba shares. Today I was going to create a share on a desktop and was going to just right click and use a Nautilus share to save time. When I ...
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Samba not sharing 2nd drives

Had fully sharing (with Windows) Samba installation, until upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Can't now get all the servers drives to share with U14.04 & W7 PCs. Need it in idiots language as new to ...
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fstab cifs mount error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64. I'm trying to mount a windows share on boot, but occur this error message on syslog: CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation. CIFS VFS: Error ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Custom share permission to users in a samba file server

I have a shared folder in samba in Ubuntu 12.04 lts desktop, want to assign read only permission to 20 users and read-write permission to a single user, how do i do it?
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UTF-8 Issue, don't know where?

I am running a node.js server and the following line just isn't working. console.log("☺☻♥ مرحبا 你好"); I opened up the file in nano and cat on my ubuntu server 14.04 (no gui, no window manager, no ...
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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
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Samba starting twice with two nic, second attempt fails

I found something posted about samba smb loading twice at boot and second one failing. I am having the same problem and also had it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am now running 14.40 LTS with same two nic ...
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nfs configured - clients cannot connect

I'm trying to get NFS working on my ubuntu server 14.04 again. It was originally working until last weekend, but when I tried to configure samba everything wen't fubar. Now none of my devices can ...
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Samba wont let me write to some shares

I'm pretty new to ubuntu and am having some problems with samba. I am using XBMCbuntu and I have a few shares which I share with my family and some that I don't. You can see this in my config file. ...
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Setting up a Samba share with guest access

I am trying to setup guest access to a samba share but am getting nowhere. I have had to purge samba multiple times. Here is my smb.conf: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian ...
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Mounting windows share error

So from my ubuntu 14.04 system I run the followig command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ It asks for sudo password an the the output: no talloc stackframe at ...
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Differencce between samba server Trusty and Precise

I have a strange file sharing performance results when installed new home server to 14.04 LTS Trusty. I have always been using samba mount with RSIZE=8192,WSIZE=8192 on clients (more than one), and ...
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Can't access windows share

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc ...
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read only + browseable issue: configured in smb.conf - not showing in testparm

I'm trying to setup a public share with Samba so I can stream my music files from my Ubuntu 14.04 server to my Sonos soundsystem. Been trying to crack this one for a couple of hours, but unfortunately ...
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How to get network to “see” 14.04 desktop?

I'm also having problems with a new install of 14.04 desktop. I'm a novice to Ubuntu. I have another pc running 14.04 Studio and it works fine with my windows network. I did the following: ...
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How do you backup a set of files on a MacBookPro to an Ubuntu Folder?

My family each has a MacBookPro. We would like to back up certain files to my Ubuntu machine. I have set up a folder, backups on the Ubuntu machine's storage drive. In that backups folder are three ...
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Samba and Groups

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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How to configure DFS Name Space in Ubuntu

Hi to all my fellow Techies... I want to know whether it is possible to do DFS Namespace in Ubuntu? As with the present system I have a folder shared from my Ubuntu where all my users access them via ...
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Ubuntu Server 14 no longer gives me write access

I set up ubuntu 14 server about 4 months ago, had it running as file server using samba, now i use windows 7 to access these files and only have one username and password for my share on the file ...
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Error when mounting a shared drive via Samba

I have set up a windows workgroup in order to see my network drive. The network shows it but I can't mount it via smb4K and access it. And get the error message The Share "//MYBOOKLIVE/Public ...
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Share Windows 8.1 Folder with Ubuntu 14.04

I have two standalone PC's. One is Windows 8.1 and the other is Ubuntu 14.04. I have a working network between the two. Each machine can ping the other and I have Internet shared via Ethernet from the ...
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Recommend Linux distribution for desktop PCs with 1 GB (or less) RAM [duplicate]

I have an older model desktop PC, a Compaq Presario SR5250NX (for the detailed tech specs), with only 1 GB of a RAM and an Intel Celeron 1.2 ghz processor (the HP website identifies it as an Intel ...
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Samba Server does not authenticate windows xp client

hello everyone just yesterday i installed and configured samba server on a linux machine , my problem is that i can see my shares but when i try to access them from a windows machine it prompts me for ...
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netshare error 255. Permission Denied

I have a 2 part question. 1. When I tried to share a folder on my server 12.4 GUI loged in as a admin whom has sudoers permision as well. I get netshare 255 error. permission denied.... 2. I have ...
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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Access application and folders located in host from the guest machine

I'm totally new to use virtual box and Ubuntu and I have question regarding access files and application that installed in the host machine. My host machine OS is Windows 7 and the guest machine is ...
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Samba user does not have folder read permission

I have set up a special user for read only samba shares. I set him up in Samba and as a system user. I shared a couple of folders but that user cannot access them. I know samba is working because I ...
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samba server not accesible from ubuntu 14 but possible from android

**I am using raspbeery pi for smb share, it is accessible from android ES explorer, both public and protected from ubuntu 14 it is able to access only public shared, not able to access protected ...
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Zentyal - One user cannot samba share under 'Networks'

I use Zentyal 3 I believe. It's been a very long time since I installed Zentyal or tinkered with it, so I can't remember how I allow access to the samba share. Shouldn't the user at least be able to ...
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Why is Samba not adding a new user with “samba-tool”?

I'm trying to configure a Samba share on my Dell Poweredge 860 running server 14.04 LTS. Samba came uninstalled (when I chose it), so I just need to configure it. I'm trying to connect it to my ...
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Why can I access a SMB share from Windows but not Linux?

OK, I admit I am really getting frustrated here, so apologies up front; I have a small Ubuntu PC configured as a SMB server. It has a number of shared folder. The shared folders are visible from ...
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Mounting a remote folder using cifs

My university allows me to connect to my school folder using mount and this is what they suggest I should add to my fstab file: //servername/uni-user /home/myusername/sharedfolder smbfs ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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How to share files between two Ubuntu 14.04 computers

I've trying to share files between my two computers by WIFI and SAMBA. I checked share option in folder properties and tried to connect to other computer by smb://ip. But without succes. Could some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba 4.1.6

can any one please confirm if the current versions of Ubuntu and Samba seems to work as expected? I'm not able to use smbclient (or log in from a winbox) without getting different error codes. There ...
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Please help with samba, can't access files from other computer

Maybe I am missing something but all I want to do is be able to access and transfer files from one folder on my main computer to my htpc. Both computers are running Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the ...
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Connecting to NTFS external on RaspBMC

I can't access my RaspBMC's external drive. I did install Samba, which got me as far as actually seeing both the Pi and the Devices folders on the network. But when I try to access either, it fails, ...
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Why does “hostname -d” gives different output than domainname?

I have joined an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to domain using samba 4 but auth is not working. Look what I get: # net ads keytab create -U 'admin' Enter admin's password: ads_get_dnshostname: No dNSHostName ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: VMWare fusion 6.0.3 Share is getting removed after newest update and reboot

I have a mac book pro, and run VMWare fusion 6 on it to run ubuntu at the same time as OSx. When I first attemped to do this, I couldn't get the share to work after initial sudo apt-get update for ...
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Cannot connect to windows share

I've been going through and pouring over resource for the past few hours and I cannot get my box to connect to my friends network drive. My friend doesn't use linux, but he's setup the network share ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are presented as a samba share thanks to Greyhole. If I want to do anything to the files within this share, I must do ...
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“Dirty files” failure printing with Samba

After several attempts with two thinkpads to get my hp-printer running under Samba I gave up. I followed all instructions for adding a new printer. On my two thinkpads, one with newly installed ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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Can't access shares with Samba in Red Hat from Kubuntu 14.04, Windows pc's do access

I have a network with Windows's XP and Windows 7 PCs, and a Red Hat Linux server. Recently I've installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a PC. From Windows PCs I can access to Samba shares on the server but I can't ...
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Samba shares disapear on 14.04

Here is my smb.conf file (see at the end of this topic) : I only changed workgroup to MSSHOME to fit my own network settings. My problem is I do NOT see all the samba shares of my NAS (i.e when I ...
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Why are files I create on a mounted drive owned by a different user?

My main user is UID=1001, but when I create files on a mounted drive, they end up with ownership of UID-1000... Other users on this machine don't have the issue. How might I fix this?
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Route all windows shares on home network to be discoverable over vlan at other network location

Okay, so just like the title say,. I have two LAN networks (say Net1 and Net2). --Net1 has PC1 and PC2. --Net2 has PC3 and PC4. These networks are connected through, shall we say Hamachi. I want ...
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Building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

First time poster ;-) As per the title I am building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). My question is, only Samba 4.1.6 is ...