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

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How to create Virtual Hosts within a NAS directory

When I try to set up a virtual host I need to change my permissions for the root directory like this: sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /NAS/directory sudo chmod 755 /NAS/directory But whenever I do ...
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Lubuntu Login Screen does not let me login

EDIT: I have bypassed the problem by uninstalling the TightVNCServer through the shell, which seems to have solved my login problems. It seems that it did change something about the login environment, ...
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Prevent sharing of unmounted drives

I have a file server set up to share an external drive over samba and netatalk (AFP). I have an fstab entry to automatically mount the drive at /mnt/external, which then gets shared automatically by ...
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Apt-get shows samba output [duplicate]

I've recently reinstalled my server with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I have a clean install with samba running and some few other applications. It's rather clean. What I'm observing recently is that ...
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How to enable folder creation on samba-connected external USB HDD

I have an external USB drive connected to my router. The router offers a samba service with the following details: Status: Mounted File System: FAT32 Path: /mnt/usb1_1 Host Name: smbshare WorkGroup: ...
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samba server using active directory logons

there is plenty of information on samba, and accessing the server just by the user name and smbpasswd you created on samba. However, lets say I have a samba server and I joined it to the windows ...
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Can not find Ubuntu Computer in Network

I have Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows in same local network. But there is no entry in Mac OS X Network folder about Ubuntu but Windows computer is visible. As far as I know, operating systems let them ...
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Wifi disconnects randomly when sharing through Samba

I have two laptops: One running Windows 8 and another Ubuntu 14.10. I installed Samba, then tried to share images from Windows to Linux by sharing a folder in Linux. File starts to transfer and some ...
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Is it possible to send and receive a file from ubuntu to windows without apps like samba etc?

Most of the suggestions and queries are showing samba and other application installations. It needs to be done programatically without any third-party client or servers.
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Samba Annon Access

I trying to configure my samba so anyone can access it without any form of password or password prompt. Everyone needs to get full read/write access straight in. It is essential to work from a ...
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Ubuntu Netwok problem

So this is my problem. I have a server which I run Ubuntu 14.04 on. I also have the same Ubuntu on my pc which is a double boot. Now I have tried getting Samba and Splashtop to work on my server but ...
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Can't access hdd Raspberry pi samba share

I got a raspberry pi 2 and an old hdd, so i wanted to create a samba share for this old hdd. I mounted my hdd with ntfs-3g to /media/usb which works fine. I added this to my smb.conf file: [smb] ...
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Samba performance on ubuntu server 14.10

I have a desktop machine with ubuntu server installed which I am converting to a docker repo + media server(using samba -no amahi/firefly etc bloatware). Earlier I was using windows 8.1 and while ...
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Can't connect to Samba server by name

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 file server running Samba 4.1.6. The server is a member of a domain with a Windows 2012 server acting as the primary domain controller. I want to connect to it using Windows 7 ...
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Auto mount time capsule disk with fstab not working

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to automatically mount a USB disk attached to an Apple Time Capsule. There seems to be quite a few users who have done this successfully, but for the life of me I ...
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Samba file sharing with windows and encrypted

I have a ubuntu machine and I want to setup a samba server on it so that I can access the files from my windows laptop. My windows laptop and ubuntu desktop are connected through a switch. The desktop ...
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Windows 7 Domain PC not connecting to Samba share on Home network

I am having trouble mapping my Samba share to my Windows 7 laptop. The details are as follows: At my Home, I have: -PC running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit -Connected to router(ASUS DSL-N10) via LAN cable ...
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atftpd pcre problem

I am trying to build ris server using atftpd and samba but the problem is tftp client request files in \path\to\file format and i want to change this to path/to/file format. So i wrote pcre file for ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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Apt-get fails to upgrade “python-samba” on Ubuntu 14.10

I've already searched on google, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet. As I recently booted into my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (I have set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a second ...
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Charset issue with old NAS shares via ftp and smb

This is just another charset issue and I know there are trillions of similar questions out there. But none of them helped me so far. The NAS box is an old TeraStation with charset configured to ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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samba issue with Dell WiFi

So I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 desktop. I have samba set up and configured, and has been running for many months. My wife has a Dell 1545, windows 7 home 64 bit laptop. She tried to ...
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photo organizer for home server

So, I've setup a Ubuntu 12.04 server at home, and installed samba to share my files. One of the folders is called photos. These are pictures taken the last 15 years, and I have absolutely no control ...
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samba shares not showing in windows explorer

My samba shares on my Ubuntu server are not visible in Windows 8 explorer. Not always, but frequently. I know they are there, because I can access them directly with \homeserver\music\, however my ...
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Unstable Network Connection in local network

I encounter serious network problems for a Cubietruck mini-PC in my local network: the connection within my local network is very unstable (I use a wired eth connection). Here are some network tests ...
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Samba Administrative Password

Good . I am unfortunately having an issue with Samba. After installing Samba using Ubuntu Software Centre, when lunching it I am prompted to enter an administrator password. I can't remember ever ...
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Read, write but no delete in Samba

I have a Samba folder and I am looking for the right set of permissions. Users (no root) should be able to read and write files in the folder, but shouldn't be able to delete subfolders. Although with ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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Can i access a windows share directly from linux server and Copy files

I have a windows share created using samba . It is located in my ubunutu server /mnt/user_new I want to copy files from /var/www/myproject/files/ to /mnt/user_new/files . This is for backup my ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...
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Windows 7 intermittently fails to open samba shares with 0x80070043 - the network name cannot be found

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box called watson with a static IP 192.168.7.101 running: dnsmasq samba I also have a bunch of windows 7 home premium boxes that get their IP addresses from dnsmasq over ...
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How to set individual folder/file permission on a certain share on ubuntu server 14.04?

sorry for bothering but i do really need help with my ubuntu file/samba server.. i already tried googling but to no avail.. i have this share/directory -- sharedFolder --- folderA --- folderB --- ...
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how to have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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Cannot see Samba configuration tool in the Dash in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 (my previous installation has seen to be broken somewhere reading .wmv file with VLC), I've installed Samba GUI tool from the software center. It briefly ...
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Can't access Samba share from another Linux computer anymore

It used to work but now I get a "connection refused" error. It's not server's fault because my android device can sync without a problem. I also get system error reports concerning wpa_supplicant. I ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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How can I diagnose a NAS SMB login failure?

I have a NAS enclosure (Noontec N5) that I can only interact with via a web interface (ie. no ssh). This allows me to expose the SMB service and to add users, with or without a password. I can log in ...
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Why isn't my Samba machine browseable on the network?

I have a Samba machine - set up as a standalone server, and it's not showing when browsing the network. The workgroup is OFFICE (yah, I know.... generic... but it was before my time). One can get to ...
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Samba server synchronisation

I configured samba / file server with Ubuntu 14.04 which is working fine. I would like to create a “backup or failover” system in case this one stops working (e.g. power cut). This samba has the IP ...
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Samba shares not accessible from Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Here is my smb.conf file as obtained after using the "sudo system-config-samba" command # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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PlayonLinux cannot install MS office 2010 spanish in Lubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit, winbind missing

When I tried to install MS Office Professional Plus 2010 in spanish (only Word, Excel and PowerPoint) through PlayonLinux, it appears a error message saying "winbind is not installed". If I try to ...
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samba server with wireless USB adapter

I have an hp desktop with 2 core processor i386. set up samba server with access to a windows 8.1 64bit computer and a wdmycloud drive. Everything works as intended by way of eth0 . I can read and ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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Slow login when CIFS mounts are unavailable

I installed a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, Sssd and accounts in our OpenLDAP directory. Network shares residing on our Samba server are mounted automatically when a user logs in, through pam_mount ...
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Need help logging in at greeter using a wireless remote/device

I'm running Tahr (Desktop) on a Brix S as a small pseudo server/HTPC (mainly to save costs and space). The box sits under my TV and I'm trying to set it up so that my wife and I can control the box ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in multi user on Windows OS?

My smb.conf : koko@rumah:~$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba configuration file. You ...