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

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Samba Server does not authenticate windows xp client

hello everyone just yesterday i installed and configured samba server on a linux machine , my problem is that i can see my shares but when i try to access them from a windows machine it prompts me for ...
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netshare error 255. Permission Denied

I have a 2 part question. 1. When I tried to share a folder on my server 12.4 GUI loged in as a admin whom has sudoers permision as well. I get netshare 255 error. permission denied.... 2. I have ...
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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Access application and folders located in host from the guest machine

I'm totally new to use virtual box and Ubuntu and I have question regarding access files and application that installed in the host machine. My host machine OS is Windows 7 and the guest machine is ...
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Samba user does not have folder read permission

I have set up a special user for read only samba shares. I set him up in Samba and as a system user. I shared a couple of folders but that user cannot access them. I know samba is working because I ...
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samba server not accesible from ubuntu 14 but possible from android

**I am using raspbeery pi for smb share, it is accessible from android ES explorer, both public and protected from ubuntu 14 it is able to access only public shared, not able to access protected ...
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Zentyal - One user cannot samba share under 'Networks'

I use Zentyal 3 I believe. It's been a very long time since I installed Zentyal or tinkered with it, so I can't remember how I allow access to the samba share. Shouldn't the user at least be able to ...
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Why is Samba not adding a new user with “samba-tool”?

I'm trying to configure a Samba share on my Dell Poweredge 860 running server 14.04 LTS. Samba came uninstalled (when I chose it), so I just need to configure it. I'm trying to connect it to my ...
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Why can I access a SMB share from Windows but not Linux?

OK, I admit I am really getting frustrated here, so apologies up front; I have a small Ubuntu PC configured as a SMB server. It has a number of shared folder. The shared folders are visible from ...
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Mounting a remote folder using cifs

My university allows me to connect to my school folder using mount and this is what they suggest I should add to my fstab file: //servername/uni-user /home/myusername/sharedfolder smbfs ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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How to share files between two Ubuntu 14.04 computers

I've trying to share files between my two computers by WIFI and SAMBA. I checked share option in folder properties and tried to connect to other computer by smb://ip. But without succes. Could some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba 4.1.6

can any one please confirm if the current versions of Ubuntu and Samba seems to work as expected? I'm not able to use smbclient (or log in from a winbox) without getting different error codes. There ...
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Please help with samba, can't access files from other computer

Maybe I am missing something but all I want to do is be able to access and transfer files from one folder on my main computer to my htpc. Both computers are running Ubuntu 14.04. I followed the ...
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Connecting to NTFS external on RaspBMC

I can't access my RaspBMC's external drive. I did install Samba, which got me as far as actually seeing both the Pi and the Devices folders on the network. But when I try to access either, it fails, ...
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Why does “hostname -d” gives different output than domainname?

I have joined an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to domain using samba 4 but auth is not working. Look what I get: # net ads keytab create -U 'admin' Enter admin's password: ads_get_dnshostname: No dNSHostName ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: VMWare fusion 6.0.3 Share is getting removed after newest update and reboot

I have a mac book pro, and run VMWare fusion 6 on it to run ubuntu at the same time as OSx. When I first attemped to do this, I couldn't get the share to work after initial sudo apt-get update for ...
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Cannot connect to windows share

I've been going through and pouring over resource for the past few hours and I cannot get my box to connect to my friends network drive. My friend doesn't use linux, but he's setup the network share ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are presented as a samba share thanks to Greyhole. If I want to do anything to the files within this share, I must do ...
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“Dirty files” failure printing with Samba

After several attempts with two thinkpads to get my hp-printer running under Samba I gave up. I followed all instructions for adding a new printer. On my two thinkpads, one with newly installed ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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Can't access shares with Samba in Red Hat from Kubuntu 14.04, Windows pc's do access

I have a network with Windows's XP and Windows 7 PCs, and a Red Hat Linux server. Recently I've installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a PC. From Windows PCs I can access to Samba shares on the server but I can't ...
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Samba shares disapear on 14.04

Here is my smb.conf file (see at the end of this topic) : I only changed workgroup to MSSHOME to fit my own network settings. My problem is I do NOT see all the samba shares of my NAS (i.e when I ...
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Why are files I create on a mounted drive owned by a different user?

My main user is UID=1001, but when I create files on a mounted drive, they end up with ownership of UID-1000... Other users on this machine don't have the issue. How might I fix this?
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Route all windows shares on home network to be discoverable over vlan at other network location

Okay, so just like the title say,. I have two LAN networks (say Net1 and Net2). --Net1 has PC1 and PC2. --Net2 has PC3 and PC4. These networks are connected through, shall we say Hamachi. I want ...
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Building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

First time poster ;-) As per the title I am building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). My question is, only Samba 4.1.6 is ...
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Unable to access Windows share from an Ubuntu Desktop

Can anyone tell me how to access a folder which is shared on a Windows Server? The Windows server is a DC (domain controller). I can browse up to the folder & once I double click on the share ...
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Samba: change primary group for domain user mapped with winbind

I use the setup that utilize mixture of local and domain accounts. Local accounts: for Domain users that poses local user on UNIX box I use static user map file. These users are mapped correctly. ...
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How can I get new /etc/samba folder?

I have manually removed /etc/samba folder, hoping that reinstalling Samba would create a fresh one so I could have new smb.conf file with default settings. Is there a way to restore this folder or ...
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Samba: map domain group to local one

I have a problem with mapping pure domain group to one existing on UNIX system. When I map NT domain account by default samba picks local SID - one that can be acquired via the command; net ...
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Connection Issue with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I have a strange issue with my Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. Following is what I have: SAMBA Server Ubuntu GUI Installed Static IP Address I took the Server off-line for about say 1-2 months for ...
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Unable to connect to Amazon EC2 from home using Samba

Please note I have already asked this question over on Ubuntu Forums but it's not gaining any traction. I am trying to connect my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 to a Samba share on EC2 instance running ...
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How can I list folder contents in Samba share?

I managed to navigate inside a Samba share using smbclient inside a terminal. Now I need to save the list of contents of a directory to a local file. How can I do this?
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Error accessing files through Samba, cifs-utils and smbclient [closed]

I have strange errors trying to access files shared in our corporate Windows network. It started yesterday. First, I wasn't able to copy shared ISO image to my local directory: download stopped at ...
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Log in through windows network and mount home via samba

I'm a teacher in high school and I would like my pupils use Linux instead of the old and broken Windows. Here is the description of the current network: the pupils log on Windows session through a ...
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scp to NAS permission denied

There are several ways to go, and I wish to find out about them. I have a file on our ad server. I have root access for the server, and wish to copy over a file to our ad NAS. The file is owned by a ...
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network set up issues with win7

Been trying to convert to Ubuntu for a while, so last month after MS dropped XP support, it was time to dig in and make it happen. I'm fairly computer and coding literate, but I'm a total noob on the ...
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Samba guide says that samba 4+ does not use “security mode”

I tried thsese settings: force create mode = 0770 force directory mode = 0770 But this only affects creation of files and directories. What can I do to prevent samba users from changing ...
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How to join a Windows PC to a Ubuntu domain

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04. I have tried numerous Samba config files with no success in having Windows 7 & 8 machines join the Samba domain. Using the Official Samba 3 HowTo Guide, page ...
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Files transfered from Windows have owner “Nobody”. No file can be openned through Ethernet by Windows

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 there is a problem with my local network. In Ubuntu I can copy or open any Windows file from another PC by Ethernet. From Windows I can only copy files in both ...
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File added and deleted events on Windows share

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 machine that access a Windows share hosted on a Windows 8.1 machine. The share is mounted like so in my fstab: //WINDOWS-PC/work /www cifs ...
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samba : unstable access to shares - INVALID ARGUMENT

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, I'm having some problems with smb shares, they work fine but after some time, they get unacessible, the error thrown is INVALID ARGUMENT, any of you had this problem? Thanks in ...
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Unable to save via Samba share to Ubuntu VM

I have a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running with VirtualBox on my Win7 laptop and I connect to the filesystem in Windows via a Samba share. This all works fine. However, I am unable to edit a file on ...
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Share a folder between Windows 8.1 guest and Ubuntu 14.04 host in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04, with Windows 8.1 running inside VirtualBox. I needed Windows for a number of reasons, mainly for Office and OneDrive (school things). My problem is that I ...
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Two Xubuntu 14.04 machines cannot connect Samba share

I have two Xubuntu 14.04 machines on a LAN. I want to create a Samba share between them, but I am completely unable to do so. I have tried following command line instructions and editing my smb.conf ...
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Samba shares not consistently visible

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop for 2 years now. I have 2 NAS systems in my network, which I usually can see in Nautilus as Samba shares. But the last few days I have troubles reaching them, ...
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Setting up a virtual Samba server (Guest OS is Ubuntu, Host is Windows 7)

OK, I know this is an incredibly basic question and has no doubt been asked MANY times before - although I can't for the life of me find instructions that exactly mirror my scenario: I'm running ...
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Dash can't find Samba although terminal says it's all installed. Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Samba using apt-get install, also python-glade2 and system-confg-samba. When I type samba in the Dash it finds nothing. I can see my Windows machine from 14.04 but the folders are ...
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Is there a way to downgrade or upgrade Samba in Trusty?

Logged a bug here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/1318840 "Excel Mac open files as read-only on Samba 4.1.6-ubuntu" We didn't have this problem in Precise. I'd either like to: ...
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14.04 Fstab / SAMBA permission issue

I messed around with Linux a few years ago, but am just setting up a new media server at home. I've spent a day and a half trying to get SAMBA working. Had a breakthrough today - just need to do ...