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

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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 ...
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SWAT: by shares “create” is missing

I have checked all described in the "How to Install and Configure SWAT In Ubuntu Server 12.04" but it seems SWAT can't handling the cfg information. At the shares the "create" is missing, at the ...
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How to login to a secured folder with Samba?

So I made a directory for samba and it works. Now I secured it and I can't acces it. I followed these steps: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/samba-fileprint-security.html And followed till: ...
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ubuntu server/samba file sharing disconnection during use

I apologise in advance if i include needless information; Firstly my network is setup with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS -> netgear modem router -> ethernet cable -> belkin router as wireless access point ...
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How to setup individual user file sharing for a partition

I am a Linux/Ubuntu Novice. I am taking an old dell and refashioning it into a file/print server. During install I took the 320gb drive, assigned 10gb to root, and the remaining 310 to a partition ...
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access WinXP share folder from Ubuntu 12.04

I'm unable to access a shared folder from Ubuntu 12.04 The folder is located on a WinXP machine, it is shared and can be accessed from another windows machine on the network. What I have done since ...
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How can I give multiple users equal access/ownership to the same samba share?

I'm starting to pull my hair out (and I don't have much left unfortunately). My setup is the following. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS running on a box in my office which has the following SMB ...
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Hide Windows hidden files and folders that are on Windows network share

I have fileserver based o Windows Server 2008 R2, that has some shares with hidden files on them. FS on which shares are created is NTFS Now I've mounted those shares in ubuntu using CIFS, everything ...
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Samba issues creating files and folders

Im having issues with my samba server, its shared with some win xp/7 machines, sometimes i create folders inside ubuntu, copying files from sd cards or pen drives, sometimes i do the same on windows ...
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Problem with Winbind/Samba

I've been having an issue on my network that has completely vexed me. I have three workstations running Ubuntu 13.04, one Windows 7 workstation, and three servers on Ubuntu Server 12.04. One of the ...
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LibreOffice freezes when accessing remote files (Samba / SMB share)

I am working on Ubuntu 13.04 and i have a network in which there are also some windows PCs. When i try to open some excel or word file from the windows PC, LibreOffice hangs and shows a white screen ...
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How to Share Ubuntu Internal 2nd Hard drive to Windows 7 Computer

I have a Window XP computer with two hard drives: one is the OS boot drive the other is the data drive formatted as NTFS. I have a Windows 7 computer that can "see" both drives that are shared on the ...
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How To create Backup Domain Controller (when PDC doesn't have LDAP)?

After searching & reading tutorials i understand that LDAP should be installed & configured on PDC to create a BDC. As i created PDC with samba without LDAP. My question is are.. 1). Is it ...
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Mapping a smbnetfs network drive using fstab and .smbnetfs.conf

I want a network mapping to be available to the user via smbnetfs at system startup without having to type smbnetfs /media/network every time, so I used this entry in /etc/fstab: smbnetfs ...
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how to add Ubuntu machine in samba domain controller?

I have configured samba Primary Domain Controller in my Ubuntu 13.04 and i had created a user and added a windows machine to it and it worked. But i also want to log in the same user in Ubuntu ...
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How to create symlink inner shareDirectory?

1) sudo mount -t cifs //[nas_device_ip/dir] [shareDirectory] -o user=xx,pass=xx,rw,uid=xx,gid=xx 2) modify /etc/samba/smb.conf and then smbd restart [global] follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes ...
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Can't print over samba

I have la laptop running Ubuntu 13.4 with samba4 at work. My problem is that the office printer is a shared printer on a WinXP desktop runing windows lan manager 2000. These computers are connected to ...
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SMB share in-accessible from any PC, mac, android

I used to share directories from Ubuntu 12 to all other PCs on network, but since I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.1, shares are created and visible but they are in-accessible form the other machines ...
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Mounting my TimeCapsule on Ubuntu 12.04

I am newbie to mounting, but already used ubuntu on a user level. I have installed Ubuntu with an XBMC and wanted to mount my timecapsule as well so I can manipulate the data on it. What I tried until ...
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Why can't I move folders to network share that I have 777 permissions?

I have a network share on an Ubuntu machine sharing through samba. Accessing it on Windows machines, I have full access to read/write. From my other Ubuntu machines, I show read/write access and ...
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How to set up group write permissions on new created files on cifs mount point (samba/fstab)

I try to mount a samba share with cifs and set write permission to the group on the default file/directory creation mask. After hours spent searching the web and trying, I can't get this to work, all ...
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How to get administrator account to see other users files

We setup a Samba server with security=user and each user created on Ubuntu for backup purposes. Windows boxes just basically copying their files to their share. Shares etc works fine. But how do we ...
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Why does Windows mounted folder freeze after some time?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on a DMZ and a Windows server on an internal network. Now I need to mount a folder of the Windows server on my Ubuntu server. I use the mount command and all goes ...
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Cannot install network printer in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 joined to Active Directory using Centrify Express. Everything is working fine with the AD. However, I am trying to install a printer shared from a Windows server (joined to ...
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Mount from rc.local fails; how to do it properly?

Here is my current /etc/rc.local: #!/bin/sh -e # Test 1 echo line1 > /home/myHome/rclog.txt # the mount mount /mnt/mediaDrive &> /home/myHome/mountlog.txt # Test 2 echo line2 >> ...
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How to connect Win-7 with Samba to server

I have setup a work server using Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to get my Win-7 PC to connect to the new domain. I have created multiple users in LDAP and assigned them to the groups "domainadmins" and ...
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My freshly installed 12.04 pc cannot see 11.10 PC on network

I just freshly installed 12.04 on a PC. I am trying to connect to another computer in the room running 11.10. The 11.10 machine shows up in the Network portion of the Sidebar on the 12.04 box. On ...
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samba question, as of yet unsolved

system worked recently(yesterday) but now refuses to let me access shares on other computers.one new install, laptop 12.04 not recognized by network same network name on all units I'm baffled ...
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Samba as Print Server

I have a 32-bit computer installed with Ubuntu 12.04 which has a Canon LBP 3300 printer connected. The printer is configured and prints successfully. I want to create a Print Server on the Ubuntu ...
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Can't map Windows Group to UNIX Group

I have a fresh install of Samba and would like to map the Windows group to the UNIX group but I keep receiving the error "Can't lookup UNIX group domainadmins" I'm using the following command: sudo ...
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Dynamic Samba Share Mount Script

First and foremost, thank you for your guidance in advance! I am trying to dyamically mount NAS shares (and exclude others) via a BASH script. I would like to browse an open nas share: #smbclient -L ...
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Deja-Dup backup NAS problem

I'm trying to make a backup with Deja-Dup via LAN to my NAS using "Windows Share" (Samba). It worked the last days but since today I got the following error: DBus error ...
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cannot write Active Directory Shares mounted with pam_mount

I am using centrifydc to connect an Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to our Active Directory. Login to the Ubuntu computer using the AD Credentials are working fine. I am using pam_mount to mount a share located ...
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Network printer Canon MF4370

I have troubles with adding my network Canon to Ubuntu. Every advice I found considered doing it via Samba. However my printer is not connected directly to any computer, windows or linux. What to do? ...
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Can connect to shared folders with group users but not the create user

I am on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and I am in the process of building a media server to house all my movies and files and serve them up to a number of different devices most of which being windows pcs. I ...
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impossible to unmount a truecrypt partition after accessing it via samba

I am using a true-crypt partition, which is mounted inside a samba share. This works as expected, until I access a folder inside the archive from windows via samba. After this it's impossible to ...
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SAMBA — Cannot access Samba share from XP

Cannot access SAMBA share on Ubuntu 12.04 box from XP box. SAMBA is up and running on the Ubuntu box. smb.conf has the correct windows workgroup name in it, and I can see the Ubuntu box from the XP ...
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Problem in Samba configuration : IBUS-WARNING owner is not root

I keep getting this when I type: sudo gedit /etc/ ... (gedit:3698): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/johnub/.config/ibus/bus is not root! (gedit:3698): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: ...