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.cnf security = parameter is missing

The security = parameter is missing in the samba smb.conf file in Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to set it to security = share. I tried to just put it in the Authentication section where it used to be in ...
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Permission denial connecting to NAS

Trying to connect to our companies local NAS with smb:// in the file manager. I'm able to log in when my credentials and view the folders, but when I click on a folder I get a permission denial with ...
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gvfs-mount not working on Ubuntu 14.04 for wireless HDD

In 12.04, I would mount a wireless HDD (Windows share?) using the following command gvfs-mount smb://10.0.0.17/public Then ~/.gvfs will contain the mount. In 14.04, when I do this. The command ...
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Why can't my other Ubuntu machines have read/write access to my samba shares, when Windows machines do?

I have a samba share set up on my server, and most of my other machines are running Ubuntu. On my Ubuntu machines, I end up with read-only access to my files, but Windows machines can read and write. ...
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Unable to get Windows File Sharing (Samba) to Work Under Ubuntu

I would like to set up an Ubuntu machine, where I can store movies, series and music. I managed to get a working share running, setup to /srv/samba/share. I can access the share from my Windows ...
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Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04

the second attempt results in a failure: Starting SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server[74G[[31mfail[39;49m] I'd like to figure out where the second attempt is coming from and remove it. ...
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Sharing a drive that shows up under /media

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I made a fresh install on a new drive. The old drive became my data drive and shows up under /media. I have tried unsuccessfully to share this second drive on my ...
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13.10 samba installed. cannot find it revisited

ok trying again, and putting a different way.. *i have installed 13.10 *i would like to enable Personal File Sharing *the 'share files over the network' section is greyed out and says "this feature ...
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Samba Slow between Mac and Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am having trouble with speed of access between iMacs running Mavericks and an Ubuntu Server using Samba. The server (12.04) is running on a former Dell PC with 3Gb RAM and a 2.8Ghz Pentium server. ...
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Cannot connect to my local ubuntu file server with SSH SFTP or Samba

I have a Ubuntu Desktop install [Ubuntu 14.04] that I am using as a server for my movies and photos so I can always be backing up via CrashPlan. I have this server setup with SSH and Samba so I can ...
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Trying to configure SSO for MOODLE

EDIT I don't actually see the 500 error in the apache2 error log. I switched moodle's configuration to try NTLM authentication in all browsers, rather than just in IE and the server 500 error no ...
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Samba user and guest permissions

I have a folder in /var/www/html/ that people upload files to via PHP called store. store has the permissions rwxrwxr-- it is owned by the user josh and the www-data group. The store folder is also ...
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Unable to print on network printer Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 on Ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I'm no longer able to print using the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 printer that is accessible via samba on the network. Job completes normally but nothing gets ...
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How to allow wine to access network shares?

I've just installed 14.04 from scratch and made MS Word working thanks to wine (1.7.17 from ppa). The problem is I can't access my network drive shares through wine (I'm in a Office LAN). With the ...
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After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 samba has big issues

The server has been running very stable with 12.04 LTS for years but after upgrading to 14.04 LTS a encountered huge samba issues. Directly after upgrade the mapping from Windows was toggling but ...
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RSAT not Connecting When Trying to Administer Samba Domain on Ubuntu

I have created a domain server on Ubuntu using Samba. I have managed to connect to this domain using my windows 7 pro laptop. The guide I used to configure the samba domain on Ubuntu ...
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Samba 3.x for ubuntu 14.04

Is there a samba 3 package for Ubuntu 14.04? Thus far I have not come across any such thing, so I suppose the better question is should I just compile samba 3 from source? Thanks!
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Samba file sharing is not working

I have done all configurations for file sharing from ubuntu to windows by http://www.7tutorials.com/how-change-workgroup-ubuntu-linux-work-windows this link. Now I am unable to access the ubuntu ...
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Where “.gvfs” has gone in 14.04

My question is "simple". Where can I find a local mount point for the Samba shares I'm connected to. In 12.04 it was located under *home/.gvfs*. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my smb.conf ...
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system-config-samba and galternatives won't work on Trusty with similar errors

Fresh installed Trusty, then I installed two programs I always use, galternatives and system-config-samba. They both fail with similar output: system-config-samba output: gksu system-config-samba ...
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Samba share opens in gedit rather than nautilus [closed]

I have setup a Samba share on my Raspberry PI and I think it's working and setup fine as I can reach all the files with a Krusader file manager. However when I try to open the shared folder with the ...
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Samba/Winbind Active Directory authentication broken after upgrade to 14.04

I was on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and had it joined to the domain using samba/winbind/krb5 - worked great without any issues, I could log onto my comptuer using my active directory account. I upgraded to ...
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Samba, shared folders and windows 8

I've Ubuntu 13.10 and another pc with windows8. I use an external drive on Ubuntu and tried to share it to have access on Windows8. I've installed Samba. The problem in on windows side. I can see the ...
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gksu nautilus closing when opened properties of a folder

I did gksu nautilus, went to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I open properties to see it crashes with this error. deepen@deepen91:~$ gksudo nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare ...
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Does nmbd binds on a IPv6-Only network?

After moving my Samba to a IPv6-Only environment, nmbd doesn't start up anymore... I tried this: interfaces = 2001:db8:1:1::/64 and with this: bind interfaces only = yes... But, nmbd doesn't ...
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unable to access samba shares in Ubuntu, in windows it works fine

Yesterday I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot with windows 7. I have 2 samba shares which I installed on a pogoplug which I can access perfectly from my windows7 environment. When I try to ...
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Problems setting up Ubuntu as print server

I have a HP laser printer attached via USB to my Ubuntu 12.04 system and it is working just fine. I am following the procedure in the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki to set up a Ubuntu print server that ...
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How to fix a “Software caused connection abort” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I just performed a clean install (not an upgrade) to Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit, PC desktop ISO) on a PC that previously had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Upon trying to restore my \home directory from a Samba ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Samba account has no permission in ES File Explorer

I have a tablet with Android on which I installed ES File Explorer so that I can access files on my PC with Ubuntu. I do this using the Samba protocol. It works fine when I use my administrator ...
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Access samba share from other linux client

First of all, I'm a long-time Windows user and thought I should try something new. So be easy on me and pardon in ahead if i don't get all that linux mumble-jumble ;) So i installed a Ubuntu Server ...
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Ubuntu Server apply group policy to Windows Client

If I have an Ubuntu Server, could I apply Window Local Policies with it? All my clients are Window 7 computers. I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server, but I want to see if I could use my Ubuntu Server. I ...
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13.10 Samba installed. Cannot find it

I have freshly installed 13.10 on a laptop, I have done the obligatory web searches to find out all the things I need to install to actually make it useful. One of those is to install Samba, which I ...
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Samba Printserver with 12.04

I am now trying to setup a print server with cups & samba, but constantly fail. I found an outdated samba in the 12.04 repository that has known bugs since 2012. I found a false dependency in SWAT ...
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can't login to ubuntu server after create cron and change samba log

Please help! Yesterday, i create a cron which copy file to a thumb drive every 6 pm, and after that, i modified /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and smb.conf to change logging method for samba and ...
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Sharing music with a samba share fails between two ubuntu computers

I have two Ubuntu 13.10 desktop computers on a same WLAN. I have setup a Samba share of the Music directory of the computer 1. I mount the Music directory as a Samba share in the computer 2. I can ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Samba: How do I make shared folders invisible from users with no permission?

I have a ubuntu 13.10 desktop setup with a samba server. Users can access their assigned folders from their Windows 7 workstation, but they can also see other folders that they don't have permissions ...
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Access files from my nas

So I switched from XP to Ubuntu. Install was pretty easy, partly because I have all my data on a nas. The very first I needed to do with my new Ubuntu environment was to send a file from my nas to ...
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How to install and configure smb-ldap client authentication on Ubuntu13.10

I had tried to install smb-ldap client on Ubuntu 13.10 several times using apt-get install libnss-ldap libpam-ldap nscd nslcd but got failed every time. I've also referred too many blogs to ...
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Samba Shares not working after reboot

After a reboot of a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-35-generic x86_64) LTS server, the samba shares are no longer working. Details: Connecting to the samba shares from a Windows server using ...
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New Win 8.1 can't share files to Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu cannot access the shared resources on the Windows 8.1 machine. I have gotten the share to work from Ubuntu to win 8.1 but the Ubuntu system does not seem to want to allow me to sign-on to the ...
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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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I want to disappear from windows network

By this I mean to not come up as (LINUX-PC) when a windows user opens network neighbourhood. Unplugging is not an option, as I am running a multiplayer server every now and then, which we connect to ...
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Can browse Samba server but can't write to it

So I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 running Samba on my network. I can browse and view the files on my server but I can't write to the server. Every time I try I get a prompt for my username and ...
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Unable to change permissions on a mounted fs (from NAS)

Here is the problem : I mount a NAS directory via smb in /mnt using the following command : mount -t smbfs -o username=username,password=password //win-box/share /mnt/name-of-mountpoint Where : ...
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how can I make my ubuntu machine discoverable by name for ssh from other linux machines?

I cannot ssh to my ubuntu laptop by host name from other linux machines on the network. My ubuntu laptop is a member of the corporate domain and can see all the other network computers. I can putty ...
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what is the command line equivalent to using nautilus to connect to a samba drive?

To connect to a samba shared drive on my network, I can use nautilus, press ctrl+l and type in smb://192.168.0.x, enter my credentials and am able to connect and browse the drive. How can I do the ...
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Ubuntu server remote access?

Hi i'm pretty new to the use of ubuntu server. i had a spare computer laying around and i figured i'd make it into a storage device. I have been able to get the server to work on my home network but ...