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

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Network share 'remember forever' option doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 11.10 with xfce & gnome, and am dependent on company network infrastructure for windows shares (as well as Outlook, but more on that later). So I also fall under their password policy,...
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How do I configure Firestarter to allow NetBIOS name lookups

When Firestarter is running (using default settings), I can't look up names of local Windows shared PCs (nmblookup fails with ERRNO=Operation not permitted). This also means I can't browse the shares ...
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Missing Samba upstart job

Somehow my K20samba4 was deleted. How can I restore it (ie does anyone know where I can get the script)?
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Samba changes file ownership! How do I get rid of that problem?

I am running a Samba Server (Version 3.5.6). The file sharing is OK until I realize that Samba changes file ownership when another user (not the original owner) edit the file and saves it. This is ...
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Need help with Two Ubuntu based system sharing in Samba

I have a laptop and desktop running Ubuntu and Xubuntu respectively both are 64 bit 11.10 version I use XBMC on both machines to play media. I want to access my media on dekstop and play on my ...
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What is the UID (user id) & GID (group id) that Samba Service using?

What is the default UID (user in) and GID (group id) that Samba service using? For an example, Apache2 runs as www-data, likewise what is the UID that Samba service using?
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Windows hostnames are not resolved

I know that similar questions has already been asked. However, as suggested in the answers to that question I have the winbind package installed and have wins in /etc/nsswitch.conf: hosts: ...
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Is there an easy way to modify samba shared folders?

I can't seem to find a way.. perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places? I tried googling but I've got no luck. What I'm looking for is some sort of easy "gui" or something where I can just select what ...
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Samba server won't let other people modify file attributes

I added this to /etc/samba/smb.conf. [iTunes] path = /home/myusername/iTunes valid users = myusername writable = yes This has the desired effect, except that for some reason I can't edit file ...
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mv: failed to preserve ownership

I have two computers, both running Ubuntu (Ubuntu Server 10.04LTS on one, Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on the other). I setup a Samba share on the Desktop. On the Server, I mounted the Samba share to /mnt/...
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Samba: Cannot see Shared folders

i'm trying to connect my laptop to pc thorugh LAN (both are ubuntu) because i need to grab some data there. the problem is when i browse network section in nautilus i cannot see folder list that i ...
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How to apply group policy?

I have a windows server and all the clients are linux based(ubuntu 11.10),i want to set up group/domain policy on my network. Please suggest anything other than likewise-open policy. How to apply ...
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How do I remove login with Samba?

Hey I set up a home server using Ubuntu Server 11.04 and I want to let all the computers in my house access the server through Windows Explorer and Finder. But once its detected it asks for the ...
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Connecting to samba share works with smbclient, but doesn't work with Windows 7

I tried to share the directory /home/me/music with Samba. The output of testparm on my server is as follows (I think this is Ubuntu's default configuration, except for the [share] section): [global] ...
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setup samba share on 10.10 and access via windows

I have the following /etc/samba/smb.conf config setup to share my homes and a custom folder named /var/itc_data_feed: [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes read only = no [...
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How can I monitor my Samba traffic?

I've got a directory shared on my network, using Samba. People on the netwerk use this Samba share to download files from my share to their computers. I'm interested in what files are downloaded most, ...
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Mounting windows share with non-root users? [closed]

I'm having some trouble mounting shares on 11.10. I've installed pyNeighborhood through which I can mount windows shares as root. I want to be able to mount them as non-root so that I can write to the ...
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Where is the config for Samba's user-created shares?

I want to tune the permissions on a share I created as a user in Nautilus. This share does not exist in /etc/samba/smb.conf and I can't see where it would be. Edit: Just found ~/.smb/smb.conf but ...
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Samba share read only for guests, read write for authenticated users

Is it possible to have a samba share read only for guests, and read write for authenticated users? If I put guest ok on an share then I am not prompted for a password, and effectively logged as ...
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How to get samba (computer 1) to show up on windows 7 (computer 2) if both are in the same lan?

Sorry for the newb factor but I have two computers (one linux, one windows). I followed this directions on this website. And have been able to make it past the last step without any problems: ~$ ...
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Protecting samba shares with ubuntu 10.04

I'm using a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 (Backtrack 5 R1). I successfully managed to create a samba share that is read/write accessible to everyone in my network. I want to protect this ...
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How to completely remove a package and all related files/directories?

I'm trying to remove samba, I've tried using apt-get --purge samba Which according to the man page is supposed to delete .conf files. However smb.conf is still there. Any tips on how to remove ...
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Windows 7 can see Server, but not its contents

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu so I apologize if I'm overlooking something easy, but I installed Samba and for whatever reason I can see my Ubuntu server on my Windows 7 computer, but when I click on it I ...
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Install web site in Ubuntu Server using Samba

I've installed Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox running on Windows for someone to test a CMS. To make it easier managing the application, I decided to use Samba to access Apache's document root. What ...
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usbmount + samba permissions

I installed usbmount package on ubuntu server lucid 10.04. It worked fine. I just plug in my USB flash. The server detects it and automatically mounts it under /media/usb0. I want this USB folder to ...
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Does a Samba workgroup with spaces need quotes around it?

If my Windows workgroup is made of two words with a space in-between, does Samba's config file need quotes around the workgroup name, example: WORKGROUP = "MY WORKGROUP"
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How can I share a folder with Samba on a NTFS drive on startup?

On startup, I want a certain folder on an automounted NTFS drive (mounted on /media/Data), of which I've got ownership, to be shared with Samba. It should grant access to guests, but they shouldn't be ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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Do I need a [MyFiles] header for each path entry?

I want to share two folders on my Ubuntu box for my W7 machine to use. I typed [MyFiles] only once, then a separate block entry for each path. When I testparmed, only the last path was shown.
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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How do I install bind9 with dlz dlopen drivers included?

I'm currently installing samba4 as for a -extra own chosen- schoolproject. I'm following the HOWTO installation from their website. Now, I'm stuck at getting my dns working. I've installed bind9 ...
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Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

Samba and all it's dependencies are installed. Why does gnome-file-share-properties (Personal File Sharing application) say: This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not ...
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Can see samba shares but not access them

For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. I have samba installed and set up on the ubuntu box and on the Win7 box I CAN SEE all the shares I created. I created two users on ubuntu that map ...
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How come when I 'Browse Network' in Nautilus it says Windows Network?

This is a Samba thing, yes? What file can I edit to change that name?
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu computers fails

I am attempting to share files between two computers running 11.10. I'm using the built-in samba sharing. When I try to mount the files on another computer it says "Failed to mount Windows share". I ...
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Securely sharing files accross the network to ubuntu and linux users

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server that I want to share files to windows and ubuntu users. I also want them to use the login/password provided by my ldap server. Now, I am not sure about which path to go ...
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Better way to set up samba bridge?

I have an old ubuntu laptop hooked up to between my wireless network and a wired media player box. I had previously shared my wireless network connection so the media player had internet access (ie. ...
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A human-friendlier Samba name mangling

Most of our computers run Ubuntu, but two of them dual-boot into Windows, and when we have guests over, they typically also run Windows computers. Thus, in addition to using NFS, our file server (...
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How to restart samba server?

Sorry this is a little embarassing but I'm trying to set up my own server for the first time. I found great tutorial online. http://www.intac.net/build-your-own-server/ I'm stuck at the 2nd to last ...
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How do I Replace Mythbuntu with 11.04 w/o Trashing SW Raid

I have a MythUbuntu server with a 14tb SW raid setup. I am finding Myth too finicky and would like to go to a vanilla Ubuntu install. Can someone direct me on the best way to approach this without ...
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Does 11.10 have 'Connect to Server' option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “Connect to Server” for ssh connections in Unity? Does Ubuntu 11.10 have 'Connect to Server' option as in 10.10 and earlier? Like earlier versions, it ...
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How to discard saved password for samba share in unity?

I access samba shares from unity on Ubuntu 11.10 and saved username/pass for it. Now, I want to use a different username. Each time I go to the share and open it, it just opens without asking for ...
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Samba not mounting locations

When I go to the network and I try open a file which is in another computer. The specific location is not mounted and the same problem occurs when other users try to read my files
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all .doc file auto changed to .exe in the network sharing folders

I have a ubuntu shared folder in my network using samba. but recently when I try to access the folders, I noticed almost 90% of all my .doc/.ppt/.xls file changed to .exe file. I tried to list all ...
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Sharing between two Ubuntu 11.10 systems not working for me

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on both of my PC's. I wanted to access PC2's shared directory from PC1. So in PC2, from nautilus file manager, right-clicked on the directory that I want to share with the ...
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Unable to upload directly from network drive to picasaweb

My network drive is bookmarked and clearly visible in nautilus. One little thing that I do not like in ubuntu is that network drives are not always available from applications. Last time I have ...
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How do I completely remove Samba?

How do I completely rip-out smb / samba from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine? How do I, afterwards, reinstall it cleanly? UPDATE: My goal is to rip out any functionality related to Windows SMB from my ...
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“Failed to retrieve share list from server” error when browsing a share with Nautilus

A bit before upgrading from 10.04 to 11.10, my Ubuntu desktop stopped allowing me to access my Windows share directories. I figured I'd upgrade to 11.10 and the problem would get fixed but no. ...
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Configure firewall (Shorewall/UFW) to allow traffic for services on an Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 11.04 x64 which I want to secure. The server will be open to Internet and I want to be able to SSH/SFTP into the machine and the SSH-server runs on a custom set port. I also ...
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Trouble with 11.10 looking to do a fresh reinstall wondering about losing programs

So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on my new computer that is running Windows 7 as well. I have Ubuntu /root install on sda1 /home on sda2 /swap on sda3 and Win 7 on sda4. But now my ...