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

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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 ...
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samba share intermittent

I have a 'music' samba share on an Ubuntu HTPC which I'm using to share music to my Sonos system. I'm also logged in to SSH from my macbook to the Ubuntu server. I've successfully added the share to ...
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Deluge headless not working at all

So i've created a home ubuntu server. Installed Ubuntu server 14.04 Selected install samba, mysql, lamp server, openssh server Now I am able to get onto the machine via SSH. *note: have not set a ...
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I have a new Netgear Router with a WD 1T external drive that I cannot see

I have a new Netgear R6200 Router. I have an external drive hooked up to it by the usb port. On my Windows computer I can see the drive and work with the files. On both of my Ubuntu 14.04 computers, I ...
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Get Ubuntu to accessed via hostname and share home folder on Samba

I have a NUC that runs XBMC. I would love to share all contents of Home Folder. [Or a Folder Inside Home Folder with complete public Guest access and a hidden share for XBMC config folder only ...
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LDAP Client change Unix and Samba password

I have to work in a mixed Windows/Linux world as far as desktop clients are concerned. I've got a central OpenLDAP server with Samba3 that serves a fake windows domain which keeps the Windows guys ...
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accessing windows server share on ubuntu 12.04 via fstab

I want to give a ubuntu 12.04 user access to the shared folder of windows servers. I made the these changes to the /etc/fstab //192.168.1.100/share /home/user/share cifs ...
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Mounted network share does not list all subfolders

I am running Ubuntu Server CLI i386 version and have mounted several network shares by editing the /etc/fstab file and then issuing a mount -a command. All 4 of these shares work, except I am having a ...
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samba - usershare directory on shared computer

I have a computer which is shared to domain users. They can login with their domain account. It is using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, samba version: 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.10 I setup pam on ...
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How to allow everyone on SMB (Samba) to edit

So I set up a server on my home network using Samba, I use a Linux computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However I want to connect to the server on a MAC. I can find the file fine however when I drop a ...
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Can't share second HDD with samba

This is my first question on askubuntu so I hope I'm doing it right. Two days ago I started working on a simple server to be used for file sharing and backups. The installation of both the OS as ...
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while configuration of samba for ubuntu 12.04 client acess is denied

First i was login as root sudo su - apt-get install winbind samba Add the following lines to the /etc/samba/smb.conf in the [global] section. security = domain netbios name = UBUNTU_01 password ...
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problem joinin ubuntu12.04 desktop to domain

i was enable to join ubuntu 12.04 to domain sudo getent passwod sudo getent group sudo net rpc join -u administrator error message cannot join as standalone machine
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how to join ldap client 12.04 to server 8.04

apt-get install libpam-ldap libnss-ldap nss-updatedb libnss-db nfscommon nscd ldap-utils You will again be asked a bunch of questions LDAP server Uniform Resource Identifier: ldap://ldap.example.com ...
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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 ...