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 get samba serve to follow chmod rules

I am in the process of setting up a samba file serve which I got to work pretty well the only issue that I am now stuck with is the permissions: The set up that I am trying to achieve is to allow one ...
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How to know if a LAN share server is password protected

I know the traditional way of using ' gvfs-mount smb://servername ' and if it asks for a password then we could say that it is password protected. But is there any direct way of finding it, I mean A ...
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How do you share a directory with a Ubuntu 12 VM running Samba, on Windows 8 Hyper-v?

Ideally I'd like to be able to edit files in a shared directory on my Windows desktop, and make them available to the Ubuntu Server VM as a mounted drive or folder. There are dozens of guides ...
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Saving an excel file on a windows shared folder using wine

I'm not sure if anyone can help with this particular scenario but here goes. I am currently running MS Office 2010 (Home and Business) on Ubuntu 13.10 using PlayOnLinux. I'm able to open excel files ...
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How to share files between Windows 8 and Ubuntu in the LAN?

I have Windows 8 PC and Ubuntu 13.10 notebook. They are connected to D-Link DIR-100 router: IP: 192.168.0.100 PC directly through cable IP: 192.168.0.103 Notebook through Wi-Fi Access Point (Edimax) ...
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Not able to change permission of files/folder shared in samba [duplicate]

I am trying to change permission and change the group permission of the folders which are shared through SAMBA (Samba PDC). Commands are as follows: # chmod 766 /mnt/Format but nothing changed. ...
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Skip if server needs a password in Local Area Network

I have a list of IP's for computers in my LAN, I don't want to enter password for computers that require password, So I would like to skip such PC's. gvfs-mount smb://servername I'm using the above ...
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Samba error : standard input is not a socket

I find errors in my Samba logging: $ cat /var/log/samba/log.smbd smbd version 3.6.18 started. Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2011 [2014/03/16 12:46:42.804586, 0] ...
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CONTINUED: Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

The answer given to the original question, on Ubuntu Saucy, made my Personal File Sharing options disappear from the Unity Search tool. Initially I installed sudo apt-get install samba ...
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want to know which programs I can safely uninstall if I just use my 12.04 box as headless plex server

I seem to have a ton of stuff unnecessarily loading up with my ubuntu 12.04 box that I just use as a plex media server. I don't use the graphical element of it at all. I merely just log in ssh when ...
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mounting and shared folder between guest machine and win 7 host

I am experiencing a problem I already shared a folder named "virtual_share" on win7 and mount it on my oracle virtual box on ubuntu with the same name. But I cannot copy anything to the shared folder ...
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Permission on shared folder are correct but files can't be saved

I have a shared folder set up on an ubuntu machine. When someone connects to the folder and creates a file, the file permissions set the group to read/write. I can check the permission on Ubuntu or ...
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Unable to share folder on mounted hard disk

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 desktop version 64 bit and already installed samba. I mounted an extend hard disk onto /media/dongchirua/ (in this case, dongchirua is my username). Hard disk's label is backup ...
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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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rsync isn't creating files or folders

I'm still relatively new to Ubuntu and Linux. I've got a windows machine with a DAS. I've got about 5TB of data on it, and I want to use my server running 12.04 to back it up daily / weekly. I've ...
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Xubuntu Unknown Rate Limiting

I recently replaced an Ubuntu install with Xubuntu, and then added on a few of the things I had previously, like Samba. I noticed when I was installing vnstat that it was saying my max bandwidth on ...
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Samsung Printer on Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS

I have been playing with ubuntu for a while now and had everything going including a print server for windows machines. I shared my printers with Samba and managed them with cups. All of a sudden an ...
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Unable to set permission to group for files and folder created from windows 7

I have configured samba share as follows [PC1] comment = Drive for PC 1 path = /home/meta/PC1 writeable = yes valid users = meta, pcone guest ok = no read only = no write list = @pcone browseable = ...
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ubuntu server and samba

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu server 12.04 nas using samba file sharing. I first tried to set it up with webmin and when that didn't work, I tried to set it up manually using the vi editor modifing ...
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stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting ubuntu server 12.04.3

I am getting the following MSG after restarting networking services stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting in ubuntu server 12.04.3 What does lt mean? However I am able to Ping my dns ...
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How to use a folder in a network drive as workspace in eclipse

I've been trying for some time to mount a windows share and use that as a workspace in eclipse. I finally successfully mounted (it's way more complicated than it needs to be I feel) using this method. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Share non-OS drive with Windows

I'm a total noob. I've got a HP Microserver with Ubuntu 13.10 desktop installed. I've got a 250GB hard drive with the OS on there, and a 3TB drive I'd like to share with Windows. I've managed to ...
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Synaptic says Samba installed, can't launch it

Ubuntu & Lubuntu 12.04 I installed Samba with Synaptic Package Manager, but it doesn't show up on any of the Lubuntu menus. In Ubuntu it doesn't show either. Dash doesn't show it. If I type ...
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Can't connect to samba server with Ubuntu (NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL) or Windows 7

I have the samba daemon running on my server, and have successfully connected to it from the Ubuntu machines in my schools computer lab. However, when I try to connect to it from either my Windows or ...
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AUFS shared over SMB and NFS

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 as a file server with 3 disks, two contain files and one contains parity of the others, using snapraid. I have been able to share one disk as both SMB and NFS, but now I ...
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Unable to setup Samba Fileshare

My girlfriend has to create a samba server to create file sharing possibilities between Ubuntu and multiple Windows 7 computers as a school project. Her teacher is unable to assist her, so I tried to ...
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Samba permissions

I'm setting up a NAS server, and I'm trying to configure samba. I can see the share on my windows clinet, but i can't write anything in it. My smb.conf looks like this: [global] workgroup=WORKGROUP ...
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How can I view my stored media on my PS3 on my Ubuntu server?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server and setup Samba I believe to use as a general use home server. How do I go about making this server available to my PS3 so that I can view my stored media on my ...
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How to specify Samba network adapter

This question might sound crazy, and maybe it is. My folder share can only be accessed through the ip address which corresponds to my wireless adapter. If someone tried to access the share through the ...
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Where does a Ubuntu system store the username and password for a mounted system?

I have mounted a windows system from a folder. First I pressed ctrl + l. Then on top in location by samba protocol I connected to the remote system. I provide the remote system username and password ...
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Share tab disappered when viewing folder properties?

When I tried to share a folder called test I found that the share tab was missing in folder properties. I am wondering how to restore it as I think it disappeared after samba4 was installed. Here is ...
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How setup samba share only readable by a certain domain group?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 connected to an active directory by Likewise open. I want to be able to share my files with others in the same domain group. I've followed this guide and also ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
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Login as another user via terminal without root permissions

I work at a small company and use Putty on a windows machine to tunnel into our file server as "root." It is a very simple file server running Samba with about 30 users. Each user has distinct ...
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13.10 Samba client fails to log in on Samba (linux PDC) Domain (where 12.04 client works)

I am attempting to migrate from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10 and am having some issue being able to log into my samba domain from the 13.10 workstation when I use the same settings on the 12.04 workstation. ...
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Problems joining Ubuntu Desktop to domain Ubuntu Server PDC

i have a problem joining the Ubuntu 12.04 PDC domain with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop machine. linux~# net rpc join SERVERNAME -U rootname cannot join as standalone machine Both machines are in same ...
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Samba does not show up on LAN without GUI login

i have been pulling my hair out on this one and would appreciate any help. i have set up a kubuntu server (12.04) with samba shares on a lan. my issue is that the shares are not accessible when i ...
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Samba File Sharing over Wan

How do I get access to smb over wan. I can access the server over lan. I've forward port 445, but when I try to connect, the connection times out. I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 as the server and ...
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Backup files and folders on Qnap Ts-421

I have a ubuntu 12.04 desk that I use as a file server, I have a Qnap turbo NAS Ts-421 that I'd like to use as a backup destination. I've enabled smb, nfs, ftp, and ssh and the firmware is the latest ...
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Samba + VPN + Windows client is very slow

There is something to care about when I use samba in Ubuntu from a Windows XP client? The speed is very slow. I tried to do the same test from a Windows 7 and there was no problems. The test I ...
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Can not access network share of windows 7 from ubuntu

I have a problem in ubuntu 12.04 My lan settings are as follows: 4 windows pc. 1 ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I can see all the network pc on my ubuntu network. I can access shared folders of 3 windows ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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Installing Windows Network Printer on Ubuntu using samba [closed]

I need help in installation of Canon LBP 2900 Network Printer on Windows via samba on ubuntu 13.04 i am totally blank.. plz help.. thanks in advance ...
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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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Samba configuration file.

I am trying to pre setup for a samba file share server but I need a smb.conf file so that I can do some of the preprogramming. Can someone get me a copy.
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How do I set permissions on a network-shared folder?

I used system-config-samba to expose a folder on the network with no user authentication. But I got permission failures, so I used chmod 666 shared_folder. When I go to \\computername from a ...