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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Samba share no longer visible on network

Having an issue with an Ubuntu 14.04 server running a Samba share. This server was configured by another person, and has been running for a few years now. I was transferring files from a hard drive ...
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Samba file sharing error 13

I've got three computers running at my home: my workstation (W10), the missus' Mac and my file server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm trying to backup one of my workstation folders to my file server. ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 as PDC (samba3 NT4 domain) Windows machines lost trust after USN-2950-1 update

we have problem on some of our Windows 7 Pro/ Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 2008 Server machines which are in Samba3 Domain after yesterday USN-2950-1 update to 3.6.25 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When the user ...
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Gigolo looking for password in Windows XP Share

As described in the title, Gigolo suddenly asks for a password from a Windows XP that's shared in my network. (Don't know if this is what caused it, but in an attempt to reduce lag, I tried to put ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 error after 19 update

After update USN-2950-1: Samba vulnerabilities the samba server ubuntu cannot anymore get the domain controller /var/log/apt/history.log Start-Date: 2016-04-19 06:37:17 Upgrade: libpam-winbind:amd64 ...
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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 ...
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Remote Desktop to an SMB address from Linux Ubuntu 14

I'm trying to connect via Remote Desktop (I need to access IE browser) to an address like smb://e-xx-10000.mydomain.com from my Linux Ubuntu 14. Is there a specific software to do that? I tried to ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Samba users cannot write into folders that created by other users

If one of users create a folder, other users have no permission to write into it. How can I solve this problem ? #======================= Global Settings ======================= [global] create mask ...
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What do I do about Badlock on Ubuntu 14? [duplicate]

So, the Badlock bug (www.badlock.org) that was revealed yesterday, was not as terrible as feared. And yet, it seems prudent to patch samba ASAP. However, just prior to releasing the bug, the samba ...
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Test transfer speed of network attached storage

I have an ADSL WiFi router (D-Link 2750U), which has a USB 2.0 slot. I am using this slot to attach a 1 TB external hard drive, which I am accessing as a Samba share from the other machines that are ...
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How to access a Subfolder in a Shared folder using smbclient

I have created a share on a Redhat distribution to a specific directory by editing the smb.conf file: [MyShare] path = /path/to/MyShare guest ok = yes read only = no browseable = yes public = yes ...
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Running SSH and Samba servers simultaneusly

I have both servers installed and configured on a computer. (The reason I'm not content with SSH alone is that I've not been successful generating and using key files in Android.) However it seems ...
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Ubuntu Samba Server is Taking a Long Time to Load Directories

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS running a Samba File server. One issue I seem to be having is whenever the server is running and I got to a PC to look at the server, it will show the first layer but ...
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Cannot restart samba, samba.service is masked

When I try to restart Samba, I am receiving failed to restart samba.service: Unit samba.service is masked. In addition, when I run systemctl, it shows smbd.service in red showing failed. At the same ...
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I Have to ping all the time to get stable connection to samba share folder server

Intel core I3 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samba server configuration tool 1.2.63 I have share my folder to network from ubuntu machine. I want to accesses the folder using the IP address from windows 7 ...
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How to admin samba 4 domain controller from Mac client

That's my question. I want to admin a ubuntu samba 4 domain controller from mac the same way (as it's possible) i do it with windows with RSAT. Can I do it? Does anybody knows any tool? Thanks
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mount.cifs hangs and becomes unresponsive

I'm connected to a CISCO VPN in order to access to a remote Windows Server. I'm using mount.cifs to mount a shared folder on this server. Here's my mount script: #!/bin/bash stweb="/mnt/stweb" ...
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want to access my Samba shared folder from outside my Local network

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 I installed Samba server and its working perfect within my Local network . Now , I need to access the file outside my network , for that I opened port 137, 138, 139 and 445 on ...
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File server that works like samba but over internet? :)

Is there any alternative file-server program because i want to edit my files on the server so i don't have to download all files to my computer before i can edit them. I'm using samba locally it works ...
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Samba share fails in Ubuntu 14.04.4

I have configured samba to share my home directory with another user on Ubuntu machines but for some reason my user can not access the home directory. Here is the configuration from ...
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How do I share samba via Open VPN? Is that possible?

I have configured open VPN in my home and that can be accessible from my office easily. Now I want to share samba via my open VPN. How do I can share samba over open VPN between Ubuntu and Windows?. ...
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Roaming Profiles using Samba on Linux Server

I've configured an Ubuntu Server with Samba Active Directory Domain Controller. Everything works fine: I can add a Windows 7 client to my domain, I can share folders, DNS works properly... but when I ...
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Can Samba be use for two types of servers at the same time?

I am currently setting up a server that use samba to act as a domain controller. In the meantime, I am planning to have a file server on the same machine. Will I able to use Samba as a file server ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Went pretty well -- the display died mid-upgrade and I wasn't able to ssh in to check on things, so I had to ...
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Samba over Internet or alternative for my file server?

Samba over Internet? I want a file server that stores all files on the server and nothing else. I tried vsftpd, but I had to download the files first before I could actually edit it. I'm currently ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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Adding Additional HDD to Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox as I'm trying to understand the deployment to be ready to deploy it in a real network. Here is the situation. Currently, I have ...
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Samba server do my login credential have to be identical to windows username

Title says it all but is it like windows username = test123 so samba user has to be test123 too or is there way to change this? so i could be logged in windows with test1 and login to sambe using ...
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Copy file with smbclient and path to directory

I'm stuck in NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error but can't understand what I'm doing wrong. My objective: copy a file from ubuntu to windows in a simple command line to be called by php. The problem: ...
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Copying files with Chinese filenames to Windows

I am a newbie when it comes to server administration and I would like to ask for your guidance on the problem below. I have a samba share where users create files/folders with Chinese file/folder ...
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Connecting windows 10pc to Ubuntu 14.04.04 Samba Server

I am running a linux ubuntu 14.04.04 sambda server. I have created vpn through openvpn and my next step is to configure a file sharing service. To do this I have set-up a Samba server by following ...
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Samba working via Nautilus, but not via mount

I am having a Samba share on a bananapi. On the pi I have created the user samba. Since the shares are also shared by owncloud, I have added samba to the group www-data. If I am using Nautilus with ...
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What is a samba user?

I have an owncloud running on my bananapi. In the data dir of owncloud I am linking to some folders on an external HDD. Moreover I want to use the linked folders, like Music, Videos etc. as a Shared ...
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Is there any easy way to add samba passwords in GUI?

I can easily share the files through samba in Nautilus, but can we add the passwords without typing commands or installing other software like system-config-samba?
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Partially moving samba user to the new server

There are many questions like this one and many other good links, one of these link is: Link1 But this answer is useful too: This I must not move all of the users from the old to the new, only some ...
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Windows 10 will only connect to Ubuntu wirelessly but not via LAN

I wish to transfer files between a Windows 10 desktop and a media server running Ubuntu 14.04.1. I have Samba installed on Ubuntu and I can transfer files only wirelessly. The Windows 10 desktop has a ...
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Issue setting up Samba on Ubuntu 15.10 - most likely a permissions issue

I'm trying to install Samba on Ubuntu 15.10. I've setup samba like I have on any other server but I'm having trouble with some sort of permissions issue. The share is visible but I cannot access the ...
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Cifs Share keeps asking for password and is slow

I followed the directions here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently to mount a windows share and it works as expected. Some issues that I am having is one it is very slow when I load ...