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 — 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: ...
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Streaming media to WiiMC

I have spent a couple of days at this issue, and I'm seething in frustration. I am trying to stream my movies/music to my Wii console. When I had Windows, this was all too simple: create a profile ...
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Internet is not working in base machine

I have a Ubuntu desktop. I am running a virtual windows machine using virtual box. Few days before Internet is not working in Ubuntu but it is working in the virtual machine. Even the samba shares are ...
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Samba new file ownership, permissions configuration

I have recently installed Samba on my server. Now I have a question about permissions and how to set it up. Currently I mount the Samba shared drive to my laptop with this line in /etc/fstab: ...
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problem on static link to libsmbclient.a

I've tried to develop a library using libsmbclient-dev to access net share folders. I wish to static link libsmbclient.a in my project , but a lot of error happens when I tried to static link it, it ...
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Argument list too long and copying to Samba Share

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. I'm trying to make a scheduled task copy from a directory with thousands of files to a samba share (while skipping duplicates). I mapped my Samba share through the GUI. ...
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PHP stat fails for files on a cifs (smb) mount

I've recently upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, and I have a PHP script that checks files inside a CIFS (SMB) mount (from an external HD connected to an Apple Airport Extreme). Problem is that any ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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Mapping Network Drives on Logon

I'm attempting to prepare some laptops for use in our school district with Ubuntu. I have them on the domain, and you can login with your ADUC credentials no problem. However, I'm stuck at what ...
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lubuntu, samba wont let me share folder on a separete disk drive

I made a new samba share on a drive that i mount manually using the gui version (has always worked for me so i use it). I tested to make sure samba was working so i made a share in my documents ...
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unable to use network sharing

I acquired a new pc to mess around with (a dell optiplex 760) and after installing synergy because I only have one mouse (synergy is used to share a keyboard, mouse and clipboard over multiple ...
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Media server…serving files…for a limited time only

I’m new to Ubuntu and am seeking help with a media server I have built. I have a couple of HTPCs in my house running XBMC. I wanted to build one for the family room working double duty as a HTPC, and ...
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Samba shares won't automount on boot from fstab

This question seems to have been asked a few times, but doesn't seem anybody has really solved it yet, at least not for my specific circumstance. I have FSAT setup to mount a CIFs share, but on boot ...
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problem with connection windows 7 - samba

I installed the ubuntu 12.04 server. For access to files I use samba 3.6.3. I set up in samba of the user. I assigned to folders all rights for it, I set the password. I rebooted the server. When I ...
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Connection speed between Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 real slow only after using something

Been working on this for a couple of hours now and I think I have just confused myself way too much. I recently completely uninstalled Windows and installed Ubuntu and have been having so much fun I ...
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Ubuntu Installer offers to show differences, then doesn-t

When I was installing updates under 12.04 LTS today, the ubuntu installer warned that there were differences between the local copy of smb.conf and that in the installer package. It offered me a ...
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Cant add network printer with system-config-printer package

Hello im new here and I dont know if im doing it right but I hope yes. I have a printer conected to a windows 8 machine, also I had ubuntu 13.04 and it worked fine when I printed from linux to ...
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samba4 not running well after reboot server

I am using ubuntu server 12.04 and samba4 to comunicate with Windows client. Everything is fine until I have to reboot my server. On first reboot bind9 fails to start. After remove and reinstall ...
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What credentials should I use to access a Windows share?

Hi, I have installed Samba and CIFS and all that, followed a bunch of tutorials, but still I can't access a share in the separate Windows 7 machine. Before I could access a share in Ubuntu from ...
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Mount SMB / AFP 13.10

I cannot seem to get Ubuntu to mount a mac share via SMB or AFP. I've tried the following... AFP: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils mount_afp afp://user:password@localip/share /mnt/share Error given: ...
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Problem with unity and samba resources

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and it has problems with shared resources viewed from unity, when I try to open a samba resource like smb://IP the window closes automatically. Help!!
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Can't browse network or see them with smbtree

I'm on a network with Windows and Linux machines. I know they are there, I can ping them and see them with nmap. However, no matter what settings I seem to try in the smb.conf file I cannot view the ...
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How to write the path to a Windows shared folders address in terminal?

I want to permanently mount a few Windows shared folders. I googled that topic and found a lot of good answers, but with all the solutions I have a little problem: I believe I can't properly give an ...
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Ubuntu not visible in Windows Network and vice versa

I have two pc's on network, one is running ubuntu 12.04 64bit and another is running windows vista ultimate 32bit. I can ping both the pc's from the other and I can browse their files using ip ...
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How to mounting a Windows shared folder with samba?

I'm following a lot of tutorials but nothings work with me. So my question is what I need to have samba services to mount and windows shared folder? My last trying is this: kevin@AnayaNet:~$ ...
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samba share not on network after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04LTS.

I just upgraded an old Ubuntu box to 12.04LTS (machine named A-Ubuntu). This is an upgrade not a format re-install. All the accounts and config were preserved. The basic setup is a local network with ...
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Samba fails to add a user entry, how do I fix this?

I was configuring Samba and tried to add a domain user, but it returns this: failed to add entry for the user student These are the commands I've done so far: frigate@frigate-desktop:~$ su ...
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How to give rights to windows user for linux created folder?

I am having an issue with some Linux generated folders on a CIFS network share. This folder is created in linux, but I am unable to delete it from the share from a windows machine. Permissions were ...
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Why are there two configuration files / areas for SMB / Samba?

Why are there two places that Samba shares may be configured in Ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and noticed that the GUI-based share configuration program sets up shares in the ...
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Why can an unauthorized user have full access to an smb share they have no permissions on?

The 'clients' user whom is only supposed to have access to the 'backups' share has full write access to the 'data' share. Why is this? (Shares are all at bottom of paste) /etc/samba/smb.conf: ...
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Printer shared via Ubuntu stops being visible after restart of server machine or client machine

I have setup CUPS and Samba server on linux machine which has a hp deskjet 6122 printer attached via usb. I have also managed to install this shared printer on other windows 7 machine via LAN network. ...
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Best install route for a server?

I have an old optiplex system which i want to use as an FTP and Media server. I'm wanting to get more into linux so I'm wondering a few things Would NOT running a GUI allow more room for the CPU and ...
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How to cache (more) data on SSD/RAM to avoid spin up?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 running on a 40GB SSD with a raid 5 mounted for media files. I access the files often via samba either with a Raspberry Pi for music playback or with another PC for the ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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How to fix ubuntu 12 to windows 7 network connection?

I am having some trouble with my ubuntu PC that it will not cummunicate with one of my PC's on my network. I have several PC's on my network and I can see and access all of them but one. I have tried ...
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Samba share - I can write but cannot read

I have installed Zentyal with File sharing (Samba). I have created groups to which I have assigned users and file shares. I can successfully write files to the shares with the assigned users, but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs during boot, failed at “Starting NetBIOS name server”

I have newly installed ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on a Macbook Pro '13, everything works fine but after I shared a folder and installed samba and some other features which the system prompt me to install when ...
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Changing permission for 'Public' folder always failed

I have 2 PC using ubuntu(I assume PC 1 and PC 2), and I always share a file or folder for each other. I know that I have to right click first, choose Sharing Options and check Share this folder. ...
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How do I install a printer on Ubuntu Server 12?

I have Ubuntu Server 12 and I've installed Samba and CUPS. I have also downloaded and installed the drivers for my printer. At this point, I'm unsure of how to actually go about and install and ...
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Samba share - slow buffering problem after switching to 13.04

Lately I switched from 12.10 to 13.04 (clean installation) and since then I'm experiencing annoying problem with my network storage. I have a MyBookLive network drive connected to wireless router. I ...
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Don't have permissions to read a file in a Samba share

What I'm Trying To Do Add an external jar to my Eclipse project. Eclipse is on Windows 7 and the jar in on an Ubuntu server running Samba. The Problem Eclipse says I don't have permission to read ...
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How do I share a folder between linux installs?

I've included the following in /etc/sambe/smb.comf so that i can edit files on our webserver from a Windows machine - [websites] comment = Websites browseable = yes writable = yes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Network LAN issues

OK, so I recently started using Linux Ubuntu, and well I’ve been trying to for about a week now to LAN connect several computers at my house. But here's the issue I keep running into, 2 of the 3 ...
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Samba setup for windows domain access

Background: I am setting up a Linux box for a local accounting office. The purpose of the box is to alleviate the threat of viruses that have access to the network via USB drives. Please keep in ...
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Is it possible to backup an ubuntu computer (ext4) to a windows PC (ntfs)?

I've a clonezilla boot disk and I haven't tried samba options there yet (I might mess it up!). Will I need a static IP to be set on the windows PC, Should be there be shared folder or something of the ...
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How to backup files from one ubuntu machine to a shared NTFS drive on another ubuntu machine

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop machine which has a large NTFS hard drive I'd like to use to backup files from 2 laptops. One runs only Ubuntu 12.04 and the other only ...
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Sharing (virtual) disk from VirtualBox guest Win7 to Ubuntu host

I've looked at other questions on this topic, but I haven't found anything that corresponds to my experience trying to actually do this. I want to SMB mount my Win7 VirtualBox guest disk on my Ubuntu ...