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 bookmarks and smb shares work with non-root user

I'm having a problem with Nautilus in Ubuntu 10.10 When I open Nautilus as common user, it shows bookmarks and the bookmarks that point to smb windows shares work fine. However, if I start Nautilus ...
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How to test samba/afp configuration remote server?

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via SSH on the terminal to change the smb/afp configuration, I can only test the configuration from the server over ...
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Samba fails to install

I am running XBMC, which is built around Ubuntu 10.04. It does not come with samba pre-installed, and I need to share some media with a couple other boxes. I followed the Think Geek directions found ...
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How do I see all of the directories shared using Nautilus Sharing Options?

When you share a directory using samba, you can do this system-wide by editing the /etc/samba/smb.conf file (the advanced way) or by right-clicking a directory using Nautilus and selecting 'Sharing ...
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How do I list samba user accounts that need synchronizing?

From searching, I have found a lot of suggestions for synchronizing the unix account and the samba account using smbpasswd, but how do I tell which accounts need synchronizing, and which accounts are ...
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Ubuntu user credentials, file permissions

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 for web development by using the symfony framework. Normally I install Ubuntu Lamp (Turnkey edition), log in as root and configure all the necessary software in the server ...
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Where does the Samba workgroup come from when Samba is not running?

Using findsmb on my home network gives me this: IP ADDR NETBIOS NAME WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION --------------------------------------------------------------------- 192.168.1.3 MINI ...
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How can I access Windows shares after changing DNS servers (e.g. switching to OpenDNS)?

I'm on Maverick trying to access shared folders hosted on Windows machines across a home network. Mysteriously I stopped being able to see them through Nautilus (I couldn't even open Windows network ...
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“Folder sharing” says “Share name is too long”… for what?

Most of the time when I share a folder from Ubuntu, the name field is made yellow and it says "Share name too long". But even if I keep this name, it works fine. So what is it too long for? What is ...
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Tips for debugging Samba performance?

Samba gives me 24 MB/s read and 44 MB/s write, while ftp gives 97 and 112 MB/s under the same circumstances. The documentation says that Generally, you should find that Samba performs ...
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How do I completely reset Samba to the shipped defaults?

Since no one can help me with sharing files from Samba, how can I reset it to the defaults and delete any residual configurations from previous releases? Then, presumably, the GUI sharing would work ...
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Eclipse won't let me select a Windows share as Workspace

Environment: Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), Eclipse Helios 3.6 (64-bit), Android 2.3 SDK + ADT. All works great, but I can only select a workspace that's on the local system. Eclipse won't let me select ...
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How to enable user sharing per instructions?

I have this entry in .xsession-errors log "Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory ...
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Hide .desktop files from shares in VirtualBox

I share my desktop with VirtualBox. It allows me to work on current files in a nice easy way. I have quite a few utility launchers on my desktop. It's only a dozen or so at peak time but it makes ...
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Fast file copier with Samba support?

I'm looking for a fast file manager for Ubuntu. I need to copy a lot of files to Windows machine via Samba. Nautilus is so slow, that when I click on the directory I need to copy the screen just dims ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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Is the copy speed from ext4 to NTFS the same as from NTFS to NTFS?

I've created a file sharing server with Ubuntu server and samba, the drive for sharing is on ext4, but all the users are on windows 7/XP Would the copy speed be faster if the drive would be on NTFS?
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Restrict access to specific folder on samba

I have network server on ubuntu server with Samba. I want to set a password to a specific folder. Does anybody know how to do this?
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smbmount returns “operation not permitted”

I use the smbfs tools package to mount my SMB shares. I wrote a quick script to mount the share: #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/smbmount "\\\\somehost.local\\hostshare" /media/hostshare -o ...
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Synchronising samba and unix user accounts

Is there an easy way to have a samba user automatically created whenever a unix user is created? Currently I'm using LDAP. But it is not that easy, and also very difficult to setup. I'm looking for a ...
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What made “smbd” stop running on boot-up?

Recently I was faced with a weird problem on my samba server (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS am64) when all shares were "suddenly" inaccessible to the clients. Tracking down the error revealed that smbd was not ...
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Share between Ubuntu machines

I'm sure it might be a very easy way to do this, but I haven't found how... I have two machines with Ubuntu 10.10 on the same network (just workgroup, no domain involved). On one of them I have shared ...
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How do I share a folder with another Linux machine on the same home network?

I'm trying to share a folder on one Ubuntu machine with another Ubuntu machine on the same home network. When I right click on the folder and choose Sharing Options, it tells me I need to install ...
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Ubuntu Samba Server Problems

I'm currently setting up a samba server on an old school computer for my photo class but I tried to setup samba and it didn't allow me to install the necessary things to get samba rioting. I was ...
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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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Why won't Samba let me delete a file

I'm not an expert at Linux--I'd say 6 on a scale of 1-10 I just set up Samba on my linux ubuntu server (no GUI, cli only). I created the smb account and connected from my mac and mounted my home ...
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Unable to browse Windows 7 Notebook from Ubuntu

I can see and connect to Ubuntu box from Windows 7 Laptop, but the Ubuntu box keeps telling me failed to retriever share list from server. The laptop shows up in the list of computers in the ...
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How do I blacklist certain directories in Samba?

I am exporting a directory via Samba to my home theater PC. Unfortunately XBMC is also displaying some working directories that I happen to be sharing inside that directory. I would like to find a ...
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How to setup a passwordless samba share on KDE?

I want to setup samba and have a folder share that is not protected by passwords, but open for anyone, read-only. what do i need to write on smb.conf?
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accesing windows 7 shares - numerous issues

The long and short of my problem is that i am unable to access the shared folder of a windows 7 machine on the same network. I click on the network icon in places, then i can see the Windows Network ...
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How to view Windows PC connected to LAN?

In my LAN, there are 4 PCS. My PC is Ubuntu, others are Windows XP SP2. To share files between us, I installed Samba. In the network places, i can see others PC as well as mine. But when i click on ...
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Getting access to network server

I logon to my server successfully and can transfer files off the server to my desktop. But I can't put any files back. I get a "permission denied" error. I know I have full access to the network ...
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How to fix Samba read and write permissions for directories in an ext4 partition?

I have two GNU/Linux distors installed on my laptop: ubuntu and archlinux. I have symlinked some diectories from archlinux's home directory to directories in the ubuntu home directoy. Those symlinked ...
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Windows XP and 10.10 Maverick sharing?

My brother has Windows xp on his laptop and I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and samba is also installed on mine and when I connect my laptop with a desktop running Ubuntu, I am able to see and access ...
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No access to Samba shares

I have three shared folders in my local home directory- that is to say, on my Ubuntu desktop's /home/me/. All were set up using "Sharing Options" in Nautilus' right-click menu. The standard "Music" ...
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Nautilus wants a password when I try connecting to a public Windows share

There is a computer on my network running Windows 7 Professional with a bunch of shared folders and printers available on the default WORKGROUP domain. There is no password for any of these shares and ...
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How does Ubuntu mount the encrypted home folder when accessing it over samba?

I'm puzzled. As far as I understand it, the user folder /home/user is encrypted with the users password. Connecting through smb to the computer does somehow decrypt the user's folder. How is this ...
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How do I create a wireless ad-hoc network?

Whenever i need to copy some files and couldnt find a pen drive, [ i dont have bluetooth enabled in my lap], I create a new ad hoc (wireless) network in windows and share the necessary files on the ...
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How do I access shared folders by ip address? (for example, in windows, I use “\\172.16.243.7”)

Right now, if I want to access shared folders on my network, I have to browse them via Network in nautilus. I am wandering how I can open shared folders of a PC, by its ip. tldr; Equivalence of ...
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How to browse windows shares from Unity

How can I browse windows shares from unity?
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Setting up a server for student developers

I would like everyone's to have a folder in the home directory to accessible over the internet w/ password protected. I would also like to limit how much everyone can have in the home folder. When ...
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System hangs on shutdown if Windows network drive in fstab

I added a Windows network drive (accessed using WiFi) in my fstab about a month ago: //Server/Location/foo/bar /media/myNetworkDrive/ cifs ...
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How to access the shared folder between two computers running ubuntu

I have to computers running Ubuntu and I want to share files between those computer. these computers are already connected through a cross cable and sharing internet connection using firestarter. Both ...
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Mounting TrueCrypt container on share

I have a TrueCrypt container on a Windows share that I'm trying to mount from Ubuntu. However, I consistently get a "Permission Denied" error. I am using /home/kent/.gvfs/share on ...
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Authenticating samba shares with active directory users and groups

I am looking for instruction on how to configure my Ubuntu 10.04 box to allow samba shares access through Active Directory users and groups. I have joined the Ubuntu machine to my AD domain using ...
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Share files and printer between two Ubuntu boxes

I have two Ubuntu boxes and want to share files and printer between them. I'm reading about Samba but I have a question: Is Samba only for sharing thing between Ubuntu and Windows? Another question: ...
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No write-access to samba share

I have two notebooks (Notebook 1 with Ubuntu 10.04 and Notebook 2 with Ubuntu 10.10) in a home network and I want to share a folder on notebook 1 with samba. Notebook 2 should be able to ...
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Which to use NFS or Samba?

I am setting up a box to be a file server at the house. It will mainly be used to share music, pictures, movies with other linux boxes on the network, and one OS X machine. From what I have read NFS ...
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How do I specify mounted windows shares as a command line path?

I can connect to a Windows server using the Gnome Places -> Connect to ... dialog, and then I can access the files using Nautilus. Now, how can I specify a file or folder in the share on a command ...
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How to mount FreeNAS network share persistently

I have a FreeNAS server in the house on which we keep our media. I would like to be able to automount this share in a persistent location when the machine is turned on so that the music players can ...