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

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Two users - how do I automount a Samba share for one user but not the other?

TLDR: I want to configure a box that is running Ubuntu Desktop and has two users so that it automounts a password protected Samba share when one user logs in, and doesn't when the other logs in. Long ...
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Connection from samba to LDAP server failed

I use samba and LDAP for file sharing and directory service. Some days ago, I noticed that samba has problem in connection to the LDAP service while beforehand it was working properly. But still the ...
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Can Access Ubuntu Share from Windows, but not Windows Shares from Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 13.10, configured SAMBA and have access to my ubuntu shares from both my Windows 7/8 Machines and My Mac-book, but I cannot access the shares on my Windows or Mac Pcs from ...
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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Samba mounted filesystems with GVFS over VPN hang

I use Nautilus to mount some remote Windows shares over a VPN. If for any reason whilst these shares are mounted the VPN is interrupted, e.g. if I put the computer to suspend/sleep mode or if the VPN ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Samba problem — is it a firewall issue?

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer I use as archive for other machines. I need Samba working from various Windows 7 machines. I have confirmed that smbd and nmbd are both working, and ...
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Sharing 2nd Hard Disk Drive in Ubuntu Server 12.4

Greetings to all the techies and Gurus! I have Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Server Installed. I have a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to Create a Folder in the 2nd HDD and share it with windows PC's.... ...
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Setting up network(Samba) share on two Kubuntus

I have a Kubuntu desktop PC and a Kubuntu server. Using KRDC, I can remotely connect from my desktop to my server, and that is great. However, I want to use my server to backup my data and it sounds ...
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Mounted Samba permission problem

I use Lubuntu as server machine and have few Lubuntu client machines. On server Samba config file is configured that there is no need for passwords and everyone can write. I added every user who ...
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Problem with multiple CIFS shares

I have use two CIFS network shares. One is public and all users have permissions to access it - /media/nas/media. I want all files and folders I create to be accessible to all other users. The other ...
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authenticate in network share (samba) without having to mount explicitly

I have this code in which I have to access a large number of dirs, some of them are network shares, looking for specific files. In windows, I just do "net use //server/share /user:username password" ...
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Remote file transfer? (transfer files on local machine from remote machine)

I have a file server that seconds as a media centre. Lets call the server Barton. It has 2 external hard drives plugged into it. It also constantly has video files playing on it which are outputting ...
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Not able to add windows machine in samba pdc

I have configured samba pdc and i have some windows machine which i want to add in that pdc, i have create a user and set smbpasswd for that user but when i try to connect windows machine and it asks ...
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Samba Shares and File Permissions

I have a Ubuntu system running a Samba Server. I'm the only one that can log on locally on the Ubuntu computer. I have 1 share (nas) and it has 9 directories. All of the directories have ...
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unable to add windows machine in samba pdc

i have created local user and gave him smbpasswd but not able to add windows machine my samba file configuration is as follows:- behaviour of Samba but the option is considered important enough to ...
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13.10: mount error(6): No such device or address - when mounting same path as Nautilus

If I mount my NAS samba share through Nautilus and check the device both with the properties but also by looking in: /run/user/1000/gvfs I see that the address should be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Shared Folder on external HDD problem

A couple of days ago I've made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my laptop and my desktop. Eveything seems to work fine except one thing. When I tried to share some folders on my home network ...
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Limited Access to Shared Folders

I have the following Configuration: Media PC with Ubuntu 12.04 which has an external disk connected via usb. The external Disk has two Partitions, one for Data and one for Media. Additionally the ...
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Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose

So here are mt symptoms. Over the last few days I start the day with say 33 GB of space and then come in the next day to see that I have only 1GB of space left. I am assessing space by using "df" ...
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Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID

After successful samba sharing already few days ago I have the same thing today yet I have received the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name ...
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Why is Samba on Ubuntu Server not asking for a password?

I have looked at other answers on the web and on this site, but most of them seem to be for people who want to use Samba without a password. We have a mostly Windows 7 network. We set up Samba on ...
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Transfer file that keeps changing by having new lines appended

So I have a windows computer that is continuously collecting data for a physics experiment. The data is saved in a text file for which each new event is appended in a new line. Every-time I need to ...
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CIFS mounting fails in Ubuntu 13.10 tried with sec=ntlm and sec=ntlmv2

I have read just about every cifs mount question and sadly cannot get a cifs share to mount. The command I am using works from a redhat machine but not from Ubuntu 13.10 ( kernel 3.11.0-15-generic) ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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samba4 provision error

after instlling samba4 with the last message to be successful, i've tried to provision but got the following errors: ldb: module schema_load intialization failed: no such object ldb:module ...
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How can I uninstall Samba after building from source? [duplicate]

I installed Samba 4 from source, but I might have missed some steps or not correctly followed the instructions because it didn't work; I got too many error messages. The way I installed it was: $ ...
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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Shares not always visible - don't know why

I've got a Revo RL70 (Machine1) and a Dell laptop (Machine2) both running Ubuntu 12.04 on the same network. I've set up some folders on Machine1 to be shareable. Sometimes, when I open the File ...
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Configuring PXE in Ubuntu to install Windows XP

I am using Ubuntu server with Windows XP clients connected over LAN. I want to configure PXE so that I can install Windows through PXE boot itself. I am a beginner in Linux field. So explain the ...
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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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Can't SSH or Samba on LAN with IP address

In my apartment building, every computer that connects to the provided networking switch is assigned a WAN accessible IP address. I have an Ubuntu machine exporting a Samba share which I am able to ...
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Not able to access samba shares but visible in network

In Windows it asks for username & password & in Ubuntu it asks for username, domain & password. I entered root's and local user's password it says NOT ACCESSIBLE. ...
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Can't access windows shares since upgraing to 13.10 [closed]

Upgrading to 13.10 was a big mistake. Finally got everything working except accessing shares from my windows server. Apparently the same applications and configuration that were used in 13.04 no ...
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User can't access share

Ubuntu server (12.04LTS), Simple file sharing server with samba (5 users). Worked past 2-3 years as fine. Clients use Windows OS. One client can't access sharing from past few weeks. (Reason from his ...
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Secure a samba print server in 12.04

I set up a sambda server on my router, and can access it with ubuntu. I installed the following applications to see the share: $ sudo apt-get install samba samba-common system-config-samba ...
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Cannot access my Ubuntu PC from my Windows PC without IP address?

I have Ubuntu 12.4 on a laptop and Windows XP on another laptop. I can see all the Windows PCs fine on the Ubuntu laptop however I am unable to see the Ubuntu laptop from the Windows laptop without ...
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Samba resets password after reboot

Everytime I restart my Desktop, Samba server resets password for the alias I have created for my user account. I use GUI Samba Server Configuration. So, for example, I created an alias called "g" for ...
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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Using a NAS as a collective dump, with symlinks for whoever uploaded each file

I have a local machine that was sitting around & doing very little, so I decided to turn it into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) machine, with a 40GB disk for Ubuntu (13.10), a 160GB disk that's ...
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Access Samba Shares Without Password

So I have a Samba server up and running, but something is bugging me; I cannot access a list of the shares it hosts. I can access the server through smb://192.168.0.128/share_name/, but I cannot view ...
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CreateProfile Failed | Adding a re-shared printer

I am trying to add a printer to a newly-installed Ubuntu 13.1 laptop. The printer is shared through USB from a Windows 7 laptop to a Windows XP desktop, which is also sharing the printer. This is due ...
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Mounted samba share hangs /media and df -h when cable disconnected

Encountered behavior: Unplugging an ethernet cable on which a samba share has been mounted will cause: a. the /media to become inaccessible. b. df -h to hang indefinitely Why does this occur on ...
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Best way to share a USB drive in Samba (and report correct size)?

I have set up my samba and it's working but it is reporting incorrect directory size which is causing me issues: First I have mounted my usb drive in fstab with this.. ...
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using rsync within the terminal

I am relatively new to Linux(Ubuntu 12.04) . I am researching on how to use rsync to backup a certain folder from my local (ubuntu) computer to my windows xp networked (shared) computer. What I want ...
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Samba wants me to log onto workgroup instead of shared drive

I can see (browse) the shared drives on my Unbuntu box from anything else (windows, Raspberry Pi, etc.), which all see all of the shares regardless of their source. However from the Ubuntu box, I ...
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Samba share not visible from Windows 7 PC, even though UNC authentication works

I'm running XBMCBuntu 12.10 on an HTPC with the server hostname 'SCREEN', and trying to setup Samba to allow access to a share called 'Movies' by mapping username/password credentials to a unix user ...
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How to change permissions on mounted windows share?

I have mounted a windows share, But only root have write permissions.. I need to change that to my user(einar) so my programs can download and shave stuff to my windows share. commands I've have ...