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

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Linux Server no longer discoverable (Network) after reboot

Super Linux n00b here. Server name: LINUXSERVER workgroup: WORKGROUP Got my first linux server up, had my samba server working, various users, various permissions. It was discoverable by my Windows ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a Windows NAS

I have spent hours trying to replicate the function of Cobian Backup (Windows only) on Linux (Xubuntu): basically to schedule backups of certain folders to an external hard drive attached to a router (...
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Connect Windows 10 to samba share with specific linux user

I have a directory on my Ubuntu 14 box that I'd like to connect to via my Windows 10 box. I've created a new Samba user, set the new user's password, and verified that the new user has the proper ...
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Samba share stopped working for me a few weeks ago

A few weeks ago I believe there was some updates to samba on my 14.04 server. Ever since then, when trying to connect from my windows machines I can get to the point of seeing the folders, but when I ...
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Trying to share a folder with host and guest in Virt - manager / KVM

I am trying to share a folder in Virt - manager in my Arch Linux distribution using Samba to my Windows 10 guest. I have tried connecting via ip "\10.0.2.2" as recommended in an outdated guide about ...
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Missing ceph vfs module for Samba

I am trying to use the samba ceph vfs module. I installed samba-vfs-modules but the ceph.so module doesn't show up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba/vfs/ This mailing list post would seem to ...
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15.10 - Linux computer cannot see windows computers on the network

My Linux computer cannot see the Windows computers on the network. It can see my NAS, and it can see Windows Network. When I open that, it sees WORKGROUP, but I cannot open it. I get this: Error ...
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Symbolic link, samba share, Ubuntu 14.04

I am a Unix dabbler at best, I would appreciate some expert help. I have upgraded one of my machines from 12.04 to 14.04 and lost a path to a windows samba share. On a 12.04 machine I have a samba ...
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Linux server not showing up in Windows 10

I have a headless Ubuntu 14.04 that I use to store files and the like. I can connect to it just fine via my Mac but it's never played well with Windows. In 8 it used to connect but between going to ...
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Problem connecting to my Samba server on ubuntu from my windows computer

I'm doing a school project where i have to set up a basic samba server on linux to share files between 2 computers (i only need to show it working), one computer is a laptop running linux on a virtual ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Offline Use: Need Git and SVN [duplicate]

I simply need a Linux desktop to migrate our Subversion repositories to GIT. I mistakenly assumed that the install DVD for Ubuntu would have all the packages needed to do this on the DVD. All our ...
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few samba shares under single directory

I'm new in ubuntu/linux/samba and I did already some search about that with no luck, but i thought "maybe there is a way out" . ... What I'm looking for is to put few separate samba shares into ...
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Unable to move files of 10gb+ via Samba

Yesterday I set up an ubuntu server with the newest OS etc. I selected SSH, and samba file server aswell as basic features when I installed it. I updated / upgraded / dist-upgraded and then wanted ...
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How to inherit the groups permissions in a samba share

I have a Ubuntu server which hosts a samba share (/mnt/data/share). I have two users UserA and UserB. Both are added to the group sambashare. Using the command sudo chgrp sambashare /mnt/data/share ...
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HomeServer using Samba very very slow. Unbearable.

I have a home server setup in my old desktop running Ubuntu using Samba, and Its wirelessly connected to home network. When I try to copy a movie file from it to another laptop in my home, it is very ...
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How to Access Lamp www Folder In Network

I was working on windows where i had simple file sharing i had 1 Pc where i installed WAMP for Web development i was working in simple Work group i had my all project in www folder like site1 site2 ...
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Help with Understanding Mounting unprotected (guest) network folders

I am trying to configure my Emby Media Server, but I guess that for Emby to see the files on my HDD's, I have to configure networked share folders in fstab. I read the Ubuntu Mount Guide for doing ...
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Samba Server with windows Active directory

I want to Install Ubuntu File Server in my Environment. i already have windows active directory running. i need to use Linux Samba server instead of Windows File server. so someone has experience ...
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Can't access root subfolders from Samba

For some reason I can't access the root subfolders in my Samba share. I can see the list of folders on root, but if I try and drill down I get a message telling me I have no permission to access the ...
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Samba authentication fails

I have been endlessly searching for what went wrong, and can't figure it out. There is a lot that I still don't understand about working with samba on Ubuntu, so if something looks noobish, I am sorry....
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How to make Samba require a password to access a printer?

I have a printer hosted on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that I've been tasked with locking down. The printer needs to be accessible to both legitimate Windows (7/10) and Ubuntu 14.04 users, but not generally ...
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Samba Share suddenly not accessible

After looking for hours I'm looking for help here. My Setup is: Server: Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS Client: Win 7 Verbindung mit Login des Unix Users Yesterday SMB was working perfectly fine, but ...
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Access denied to Samba share after update

As of this morning, I can't reach the Samba share on my server. Both from my Windows PC and from my Ubuntu laptop I get an "access denied" message. This share has been working for years without a ...
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Samba client login to home directory failed as “NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED”

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 installed in the virtual box on my Windows 7. Today I tried to install samba server in the Ubuntu and shared some user home directories to window. But I failed. This is my ...
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SMB encryption for connection from internet

I use Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with all updates and use built-in Samba 4.1.6. Because I use Samba from internet, I set smb encrypt = mandatory. This is fine, works great (even if I see login name when ...
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Samba #networking

I have some issue with linking up 2 subnet to a folder. I have 2 PC with different subnet go through a same switch. example PC1: 192.168.28.2 PC2: 192.168.10.2 They both need to access a folder, i ...
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samba username “i” char issue

I use ubuntu 15.04 64bit version (turkish language mode turkish keyboard) and samba 4.1.13. when I use username which name include "i" char, I have issue. I cant login from windows client to samba ...
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smbnetfs with remote share: Writing multiple files at a time via CMake very slow or deadlocked

This is the command I am running on startup to mount my remote share. sudo -u nuzz smbnetfs ~/netmount -o smbnetfs_debug=5 -o smb_debug_level=5 -o log_file=~/logs/smbnetfs.log -o allow_other I can ...
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CUPS printer not available via Samba at startup

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and have a printer that is controlled by CUPS and which is made available via Samba. Often on startup the printer cannot be seen by Samba clients. It is ...
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Samba configuration file location

I have setup samba share in Ubuntu 14.04, by using the Local Network Share option in nautilus and I am able to successfully access the shared folder from other computers in my home. What I can't ...
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Samba share mounts have wrong permissions

In my /etc/fstab I have multiple lines similar to //myserver/myshare /media/Server/myshare cifs credentials=/home/myuser/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 However I can't access all the ...
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Samba share not working

Ok before this I could not access on ubuntu shared files on my windows 10 pc but now i can't share folders at all I get an error message 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot ...
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trying to connect ubuntu with windows xp using samba server

I am facing the following problems when I am using samba server to share folders between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. First, I create two folders in Ubuntu then share it to a local network by using ...
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Setting the name of a machine

I've built a machine with spare parts with the intention of using it like a home server, but it does something I didn't expect, it adds ".local" to the hostname, so I can't access to it with the name ...
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How to set up opened samba

How do I configure smb.conf so all the users on my network can access it without a user name and password. My current smb.conf : [NAS] path = /media/k4li/FALCON2 valid users = readonly = no ...
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Permissions for second HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 and want to use it as a file server shared by a group of users using Windows 7/8/10. The users are set up on Ubuntu with the same un and ...
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How do I read from & write to a Windows Share on Xubuntu minimal virtual machine?

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1. I have a VMWare virtual machine set up with Xubuntu Minimal. I created a shared directory in Windows with music files in it. It has read/write ...
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Ubuntu server some sort of deadlock

I've made some changes recently to set up my network slightly differently in the home-brew data centre. I had the machine hooked up via PowerLine but my RCD seems to heavily interfere and the speeds ...
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Cannot access one samba share from Windows, but can access another

I'm sorry, I really can't find another question that describes my problem. My scenario is as follows: I have one computer running Ubuntu 15.10. It is my primary computer and it runs a few different ...
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Share encrypted folder with Samba but only mount on demand

There are some similar questions, but my situation differs a bit. I have a server running 24/7 with a raid, which is shared via samba. I want to encrypt some folders on the raid and make them easily ...
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Interoperability between LDAP and Samba

I want to configure a LDAP and a Samba Ubuntu Server. I would like to use the LDAP users and groups for the authentication on the samba server. From what I understand this is possible. Is this correct?...
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Transferring files from Ubuntu to Windows

Tried to use the method suggested here How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows? Where i installed samba in the ubuntu. Everything went fine except when it came to accepting the username and ...
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Mapped Network Share to Media folder

I am really new to linux and i have two ubuntu machines at home each with a usb hard drive plugged in. I managed to share the drives between the two machines so they both have read and write ...
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Mount SMB share with gvfs from command line

There are many ways to mount an SMB share in Ubuntu. For example: as root, you can use mount.cifs: mount -t cifs -o user=username //servername/sharename/ /mnt you can use smbnetfs as described ...
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Problem with wireless connection to server

I'm installing Ubuntu in my new Intel NUC NUC5PPYH with ethernet and wireless connection. When I execute ifconfig, this is the result: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:ae:ed:77:e8:7f ...
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Samba shared printer prints garbage

I have a printer connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop which I share with other computers in my network using Samba. This setup works correctly with Ubuntu machines as well as Windows 8 machines. ...
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Remove share added via “net usershare add”

It appears that when I first configured my Ubuntu box (running 14.04 server), I created a network share using "net usershare add" instead of adding the share via smb.conf. How can I remove this share ...
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Problem with shared folder on Ubuntu 14.04

I've mounted a shared folder on my virtual machine, but I can't access it. I can only access it through sudo nautilus but even when I use this ...
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UFW is blocking “gvfsd-smb-browse” on changing ports

I have a problem connecting to the samba shares between two of my computers. One is a Laptop and the other a Destop-PC, both running Ubuntu-Gnome 15.10. It changes from which Computer I can connect to ...
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Samba NAS Help (Raspberry Pi)

This has been asked before (I could link to 3 other posts I've seen here), but none of them have been answered. I have also posted this on http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ but was advised to post ...