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

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Nautilus/Samba Mount Problem

On a laptop with Ubuntu 10.04, I have several Nautilus bookmarks to mount various Windows (7 and 2003) shares on my home network, accessed thru OpenVPN. I have full rights to all of these shares, and ...
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Why can't other users access my SAMBA share without force user = me?

I have a Samba related problem. I have a successful samba server set up on my home server. Unfortunately only my account can access the shares when force user is not set to my account (server). I ...
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How do I enable trash functionality on Samba shares?

I have a successful samba server setup but it's rather annoying that when I delete a file I can only delete it permanently and not move it to the trash. So my question is, how do I enable trash ...
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File corruption issues from a Samba server to Windows and Mac clients [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server as a file server. It is on the Windows Active Directory Domain (2008 SBS) and has been working well for several years (migrated to new hardware and upgraded from 8.04 a ...
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How to mount Mac OS X Lion fileshare?

How can I mount OS X 10.7 Lion shares on my Ubuntu box (10.10, 11.4)? Since OS X 10.7 Lion update, network integration with Ubuntu is a nightmare. Previously we could print on OSX printers and mount ...
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Why does rsa key authentication only work when samba access is made?

I created a public/private key to authenticate myself to my web server via ssh, and that seemed to work fine at the time. Since, every time I try to log on via ssh I have a heart attack because I get ...
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How do I access shared folders on Ubuntu server from Mac OS?

I have an old dell desktop running ubuntu 11.04, I also have samba installed on it. I'm trying to access the shared folders on the Ubuntu machine from my Mac, so I go into 'Finder', click on 'Go' and ...
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Machine becomes totally unresponsive whilst modifying files via samba

Apologies for cross-posting this from the ubuntu forums, but it feels like questions often go completely unanswered there. I've had this problem a few times now, and it's really worrying me, as it ...
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I want to share my “/” in samba. How to make it editable in windows networking?

I just can make it readable, don't know how to make it writeable [root$] path = / create mask = 0755 valid user = myname browsable = yes P.S. what's the create mask ? and I'm using ubuntu server ...
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Samba doesn't work on 10.10

I have dual-boot laptop ASUS K42J (with Natty 11.04. and Maverick 10.10). Natty 11.04 was freshly installed, and then after couple months I had installed Maverick alongside (just for experiment). I ...
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How do I prevent Samba database “corruption?” [closed]

I've got issues with my Samba configuration. I've been running Samba for about 12 or 13 years, and I've never seen this before. There was a time when I was pretty knowledgeable about Windows domains, ...
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After boot, need to restart smbd to get printer sharing to work. Is it starting before cups?

As the title says, after I reboot I need to restart smbd to get printers to show up over smb. My thought was that maybe smbd is set to start before cups and gets messed up? This is with 11.04, how I ...
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Check If Users are Logged In, Check Condition, Shutdown Automatically at Set Time

First the situation: I have a server that I want to shutdown automatically at night (00:00), but I need to make sure no one is logged via ssh in still. If they are, then I will allow up to another ...
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Unable to mount XP share: Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I'm failing with mounting XP share, receiving message: ... mount error(110): Connection timed out Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) When I try to list ...
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Is it possible to use ubuntu as a windows local network server?

Our local network server is running Windows Server 2008 and most of clients are XP machines. (except me that am an Ubuntu guy :) Currently I installed samba-client and can share my files on the ...
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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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Can you mount SMB shares in Kubuntu like in Ubuntu?

I have just installed Kubuntu, and I notice that Dolphin tries to access SMB shares using libsmbclient instead of mounting an SMB location like I am used to in Nautilus. Unfortunately, the performance ...
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SMBFS/CIFS - can't navigate to paths with spaces

Using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, I recently upgraded to the latest samba and smbfs via apt-get, and when I mount our windows share via SMB, I'm getting this kind of error: root@orbital testsmb/test# ...
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How to setup a domain server for manage windows pc's & ubuntu pc's?

i like to manage windows pc's and ubuntu pc's.Can some one explain me on setting up a ubuntu domain server step by step configuration
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Mercurial central repository at a Samba location

I have a remote Samba location mounted as /mnt/rua as discussed here. I have created a folder HgRepository there, which is my central Mercurial repo. I am working with a local clone and push the ...
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Is there a (simple) replacement for SWAT?

Years and years ago, a client of mine had a dying Windows NT Server 4.0 box that was really only used as a file server. I replaced it with SuSE and Samba (it's been so long, I no longer remember ...
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Time out while mounting samba share

I am trying to mount a hard-disk connected to my WDTV Live box. The following command smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 -U guest gives the following output: Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba ...
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How can I setup a Samba share to use permissions from my Active Directory domain? [closed]

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.04 server. I would like to create a Samba share and integrate the permissions for it with my existing Active Directory domain. I started to follow this article ...
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User Independant Share Folder

At the moment, I have a folder in my home directory that is shared on my laptop and can also be accessed by the other windows desktop pcs in my network but now I have decided to make my home folder ...
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Cannot connect to Samba share from Nautilus

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to connect to my Samba shares which are on a DLink DNS323. From Nautilus in "Places" -> "Network" I can easily navigate to the DND323 and see the available ...
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Access denied errors when accessing files on a Samba share [closed]

I am using samba / ubuntu server in my company with multiple groups and users. There are lots of permissions which I have already configured. I am having problem with partners user and client user, ...
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Unable to list windows shares from terminal

I am unable to list windows shares from terminal. I am getting the following error, root@ITSTA2:~# smbclient -L 172.XX.XX.XX -U john params.c:Parameter() - Ignoring badly formed line in configuration ...
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Why am I unable to mount file shares between two ubuntu machines?

I have shared my Videos folder in the home directory of my netbook and am attempting to access it from the new laptop I just got. Samba is installed on both machines, as well as smbclient. File ...
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How to setup samba as a domain controller?

I would like to setup samba as a domain controller. Can anyone help me with clear installation procedure and steps? Thanks in advance..
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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How to make my Ubuntu show on a Windows Workgroup

It's been a while that i'm a owner of an ubuntu (10.10) laptop. In our office every one is using windows.and our workgroup is simply WORKGROUP. i've installed samba, and it's conf is so: workgroup ...
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How to troubleshoot why I cannot connect to Samba Server [closed]

I am trying to connect to a Samba Server from Windows. I configured it accoring to the Ubuntu Docs for CLients & Servers using CLI. [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes writable = ...
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Sharing Guest Account Disabled

In Nautilus when trying to share a folder that is owned by me, i can not share it without a password (Guest Access) as seen on the image. I already installed the samba service that was needed. What ...
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Files are read-only after copying over samba

I used to copy files from one system to another system via samba. How ever I am getting the file only in read only mode. What i am doing now is i used to change the file permission after transferring ...
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Auto-mount in fstab no longer working until manually running 'sudo mount -a'

I have 3 SMB shared drives I need to connect to for work purposes. I had Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and had all my drives loaded into fstab to be auto-mounted. Everything worked fine for a while but just ...
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Auto copy files when added to network share

I have a network share on my system to which our plotter scanner sends its scanned files. How can I write a script to automatically copy newly added files to another folder?
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Can't log in to Samba PDC with domain account

I have a problem. I like to login on a Samba Server with my Ubuntu 10.04/11.04 PC. On my Samba Server there are some accounts with data, but I couldn't connect to it. I have done this: aptitude -y ...
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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Error connecting to newly configured FTP

I just configured a Virtual Box following the docs. I am getting ltdb: tdb(/var/lib/samba/group_mapping.ldb): tdb_mmap failed for size 77824 (Cannot allocate memory) when trying to connect to ...
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Nautilus file copy from smb://server/share is 25Msec but when I mount its 4Msec

Folks: When I open nautilus in 11.04, browse network -> MSHOME -> SERVERNAME -> SHARE and do a copy, I get gigabit speed at around 25 megs a sec to local disk. When I mount in fstab with ...
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How to setup a domain server?

I would like to manage more than 200 ubuntu PC's. So i have a plan to setup a domain server.Can some one explain me on setting up a ubuntu domain server?
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To mount NAS on a Laptop?

So, I bought a NAS, which I configured successfully in /etc/fstab, on mu Kubuntu 10.10 Thinkpad x40. It works just fine when I am at home. A few days I went out with my laptop and the problem is, that ...
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How do I launch the “SMB Browser” and point it to a Windows Print share?

I need to know if launching Ubuntu's "SMB Browser" program (pictured below) and pointing it at a Windows print server is possible. I tried using ps aux to get an idea of what program is being used ...
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UFW firewall still blocking SMB despite adding rules

I have an Ubuntu PC with ufw firewall (GUI version). I have added the preset Samba service, in and out, and even tried adding the ports manually (135-139, 445, UDP and TCP, in and out), but it still ...
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Multi-server setup for Windows clients with Ubuntu servers

I need a simple server setup for a client, and have used Ubuntu for them for some years as a simple combined login server and fileserver. We now need to change to using two separate servers. so was ...
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Unable to open “Windows Network” to see other computers on LAN

I have my machine connected to our office LAN which has many other machines that use win XP, win 7 etc. Until a month or so ago, I was able to share files and folders with them, but now I can't even ...
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Permissions issue with symlinks over samba

I'm having trouble accessing some files over a samba share. Here's my setup: I have shared /shared as Shared I have a user with the same name and pwd as my Linux user in my Windows machine I made ...
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How to mount a samba share permanently?

How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?
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Uploading or attaching files that located on a shared drive doesn't work?

I have this odd, quite minor, but annoying issue that I am quite perplexed about. Whenever I try to upload a file via my browser(let's say attach a file to an email in GMail), I click 'Browse' button ...