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 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 ...
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Can I transparently compress some files on a samba share

We are running an Ubuntu server which is a primary domain controller for several Windows XP clients using samba. Some of our processes running on Windows generate huge amounts of xml files. ...
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Restoring samba mappings after reboot? [closed]

I've setup a simple Ubuntu 10.04 file server and want to have a handful of users attach from windows machine to a Shared drive and to private Home directories on a per machine basis. I've got this ...
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SeaGate FreeAgent External Hard Drive Keeps Auto-mounting Repeatedly

I plug in my Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive and then plug the USB into my Ubuntu 10.04 machine and, as expected, it mounts in /media. OK, this is great. I can access the files, etc. Then, I ...
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Group share permisssions to windows clients?

On our home network we have Ubuntu 10.4 amd64 Desktop functioning as a file server and a couple of WinXP laptops. Ubuntu is not set up as a domain server, user names and passwords are synched, ...
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samba share not allowing username to be entered [closed]

I have two samba shares. One a public (local network) that anyone can see and change, this works great. I have another share that I want the username and password to be entered [media] comment = ...
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Server Converting Files for iPhone

I would like to convert videos I download to the iPhone format on my server and be able to access and play them on my iPhone. I looked into Handbrake, but I wasn't sure if it would work on the ...
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Network print to brother MFC-7420

I am trying to pint to a Brother MFC-7420 from my ubuntu 10.04 machine. The brother is attached to a windows XP machine and is shared. This is what I have tried: System->Administration->Printing, ...
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Where's the best place to share files from?

I've got Samba installed on Ubuntu 10.04 and am about to configure it using webmin, but I just realized I don't know the best place to create a file share on a Linux system. I want to use best ...
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How to access a Windows shared drive/folder from Ubuntu?

Specifically, what are the login credentials I need to provide? Details: The machine I want to access is running Windows 7, and I'm sure the folder sharing is working as other Windows machines can ...
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu server10.4. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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How can I share files over a Windows network?

I have a media computer which I recently reformatted to Ubuntu 10.04. I am probably just missing something obvious but I can't figure out how to share folders and files, so that I can browse to them ...
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How do I set up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS to serve as a samba Primary Domain Controller uses pam modules to authenticate against an LDAP server?

I'd like to have a Samba server that appears as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) to a bunch of windows lab computers. But instead of having the users have accounts with passwords stored on this Samba ...