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 works but is unreliable

I have set up a Samba-file-server on a headless Ubuntu LTS Server. Currently it works but I'm having a few issues, as follows: Copying files from OS X or Windows is rather slow and will often fail ...
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Shared Windows folder only contains the first ~15 subfolders

I've got a Windows 10 system with two shared folders: FolderC and FolderE. FolderC resides on my primary hard drive, FolderE on my secondary. From a Ubuntu 15.10 system I want to access these two ...
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Can't copy files to Windows share with write-only / view-contents permissions

I'm using Kubuntu 15.10. There is a share on a remote server that acts as a dropbox for my professors. Of course they don't want people copying or things from there. The Windows Permissions are set to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server Permission question

A little about my setup. I have a synology nas that has transmission loaded to DL content. The temporary directory is on the nas when its in process of DL. I have a remote folder mounted that points ...
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Struggling to share folders with new install of 14.04 LTS

Very much a beginner and I need help, please. I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an elderly PC which does meet the system spec and have it join my Windows network. I tried the idea with a netbook ...
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How to build samba 4.3.4 from source for Ubuntu 15.10

My first 100? tries died on missing user authentication. On the official 4.1.17 I have no problems to open the shares on my windows 10. my motivation: I want to copy files with 2 Gb/sec. I already ...
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SAMBA users always ask permission

in SAMBA ,guest users have 777 permissions to READ/WRITE files but always ask permissions when new folder or files are copied to SHARED FOLDER, and I give permission by: chmod -R 777 SHARED FOLDER, ...
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Samba error when connecting to Active Directory

hoping someone can give me some insight into an error I'm getting. I'm trying to connect a Ubuntu workstation to Active Directory using Kerberos, Samba, and Winbind. When I run the kinit command, it ...
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Can't Edit Music Metadata On Samba Share

I have a music library shared over samba. I connect to the samba share with an account that has rwx permissions. I'm able to verify that I can create files in the same directory as the music files as ...
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Connect to Samba Share With Different User For Some Applications

I have a Samba share set up on my media server with two different users, mediamanager(rwx) and streamer(read-only). On my desktop I set up the music folder on the media server to auto-mount with ...
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Share folders between two Ubuntu systems on two different local network

I have two Ubuntu system 15.04, 15.10, and I am able to share folders one way. I have both systems on two different local networks. one has an address of 12.0.2.12 and the other 12.0.1.12. One network ...
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Access BB USB device via Network Manager

I'd like to connect to my BlackBerry 10 device via USB. The device emulates a network connection which allows me to connect to the memory via Samba and do some other stuff via a tool called Sachesi. ...
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Access a print queue on a Windows print server on a different network

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. (Gnome edition) I want to access a Windows print queue that is on a different local network but it does not show up in the list when I try to add a new printer. I've noticed ...
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Samba Share to Mac problems

I am working on building a small Ubuntu server to run Plex on. I have Ubuntu Server installed and up and running. I have installed Plex and Samba. I've mounted by separate internal drive (where I want ...
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Connect with an AD user to a ubuntu Machine

I try to log on under a ubuntu machine with an AD user via the GUI lightdm , but access is denied with "invalid password , please try again " My machine has been added in the AD : net ads join -U ...
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How to share folder from Ubuntu Server 14.04 using samba to 2 desktop, windows XP and Ubuntu in Virtual Box

I have 3 image in my Virtual Box. Ubuntu Server, windows xp and ubuntu 12.04. FYI, i've already install samba in Ubuntu server and the problem is that im stuck when trying to share folder from ubuntu ...
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How to share external hard drive over wifi?

I have an external Hard Drive connected to my pc running ubuntu 15.10. I wanted to share the data on it over my home wifi network to access it using android phones. I tried various methods using samba ...
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Samba Domain is same as hostname, fastest way to change?

So, I've been following this tutorial for my first ever samba Domain Controller setup. However, I wasn't really thinking straight during the process, and assigned the domain name the same as the ...
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Samba bug, need help running a command at boot to fix it

I have this bug in the latest Samba available in the Ubuntu 15.10 repository. As Sylvain Pasche says, you can work around it by doing the following: mkdir /mnt/root mount -o rbind / /mnt/root The ...
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Issues with Samba Connection

So I'm building my first home server and am having issues with the samba system all my computers can detect it but I am receiving errors telling me it is unaccessible. The computers in the house are ...
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samba permissions/ locked out of folders

trying to build ubuntu-server fileserver following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MIWzLwZy8 and http://quidsup.net/tutorials/?p=ubuntu-create-nas Raid5 disk & samba with this ...
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chmod 777 on a home network

first and foremost i am a noob in ubuntu, but since i want to learn more i decided to make my home server an Ubuntu Desktop machine. After searching online i installed Samba and connected my other ...
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samba installation Error on Ubuntu 15.04

I am began to use Ubuntu. I can not enable file sharing. It show samba package required Error. So, I try to install samba by apt-get install samba The following errors are shown. Some packages ...
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Cannot connect to windows share on ubuntu 15.10

I'm currently using ubuntu 15.10 and trying to use the 'recommended' way of connecting to a share by going to Files -> Connect to server. I can get to the password prompt since the share is password ...
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Share 2nd drive permanently in Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS

I have a Ubuntu server with 2 drive working as a file server in. Drive one has OS. I would like to use the 2nd drive as a shared drive. Is this possible and how can I do this without having to ...
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Why can't I log in to my Samba share on my home network?

Recently I've had to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.10 64-bit after wiping my home server due to an insecure password-only SSH server sitting on it for too long. Now, I'm plagued with setting my machine ...
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Windows 10 not seeing my Ubuntu shares

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 from 14.04. I use my Ubuntu PC to share out a 500GB drive /dev/sdb1 which holds my documents and pictures. All worked fine when my PC was running Windows 10 on 14....
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How can I setup multiple users to connect to an ubuntu server?

I have recently been setting up a samba file server. I have managed to connect my windows pc to the main account (I went map network drive then \servername\user) However, there are other people who ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktopmodomManager'...
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Permission denied when auto mount a network drive

Ubuntu 15.10 (fresh install) I have set my fstab to: //192.168.0.2/Music /home/pst007x/Music/ServerMusic cifs auto,credentials=/home/pst007x/.smbcredentials,defaults 0 0 When I start my system, ...
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samba closes after asking password canberra-gtk-module

I get this error after executing the below command $ gksu system-config-samba Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" (gksu:2640): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme ...
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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What I'...
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Samba cannot access sub-directories [closed]

I have added this in my /etc/samba/smb.conf [srv] comment = another share path = /srv browseable = yes create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 [slash] comment = another sharedsad ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 running on power edge 1950 not connecting to internet

I recently setup a web server to run my owncloud. It was working all fine, until I had a power outage and the server turned off unexpectedly (I don't have a UPS just yet). When I turned it on none of ...
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no sharing with samba after configuration

I have installed samba and have set up samba with the below commands # mkdir -p /srv/samba/share # chown nobody.nogroup /srv/samba/share/ # restart smbd restart: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed ...
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System problem detected because of Samba

I am trying to share files b/w my Ubuntu machine and Windows Machine. So, I tried to install Samaba but it was already there. So, I removed Samba and re-installed it. But, then started to get this ...
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How to uninstall samba on ubuntu 12.04?

I was enabling file sharing using this question How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows? and something went wrong so I couldn't click on dialog buttons to install some service after samba. ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs auto,users,credentials=/...
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Samba configuration file location smb.conf doesnt have configuration information

I have two ubuntu NAS that were configured with samba 4 everything is working but i am adding an external drive for a backup device. When i use smbstatus it show the configurations of the other ...
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Problem using printer on ubuntu virtual machine

i have a windows 10 laptop running ubuntu on a virtual machine, i have a canon iP 110 printer connected and my ubuntu is recognizing it, but when i try to print something the state says "done" but the ...
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mount cifs anomymous

I have problem to mount a cifs partition without username. The windows disk shared has no user. I tried with: sudo mount.cifs //192.168.1.41 /media/DISCO-MOVISTAR -o guest,sec=ntlm I got this ...
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Attach a file in Thunderbird from SMB network share

I user came to me saying that he could not attach a file in Thunderbird. As I tried to show me the steps he did : Open Thunderbird Write a new message Attach a file Select his network share (a ...
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cifs share permissions

I am facing the problem with permission on cifs shares. I have a Lubuntu netbook, a Win7 notebook and a QNAP NAS. I mounted shares on the lubuntu netbook in the fstab: //192.168.2.49/nasdata /home/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not see other Ubuntu 14.04 Samba share… but my Android phone does.

I have two Ubuntu 14.04 laptops at home. They are both running Samba. My Android phone is as well. I have one directory being shared out of each of my laptops. But neither laptop sees the other's ...
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Mount a samba network drive from terminal without hardcoding a password

I know that the default command would look like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=YOUR_USERNAME,password=YOUR_PASSWORD,uid=YOUR_UBUNTU_USERNAME //networkNameOfRemoteComputer/path/to/my/folder /...
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CIFS root permissions problem

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs auto,users,credentials=/...
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samba share encrypted volume

I'm sure this has been answered a thousand times, but I can't find one, so apologies. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a file server, with samba 4.1.6. Shared files are in a RAID volume, /dev/mapper/...
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find all '&' characters in files and folders

i have a Ubuntu server with samba file sharing. i want to find all files and folders that have '&' in their name an replace it with 'and'. can any one help me on this situation. thank you all i ...
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Can read but cannot write to Samba share

I'm trying to set up a Samba share that is only accessible by a particular user. I'd like that user to have read/write access to all files in the share. The smb.conf file below will let me access ...