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

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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 ...
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No smb.conf file after installing samba 4.0.9

Samba won't start and I've done 'locate smb.conf' but it can't be found. I cd'd to '/usr/local/samba/etc/' and not in '/etc/samba/' either. The samba path in in '/etc/environment' so I can start samba ...
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Samba share on ubuntu with Linux VM

I have an Ubuntu local machine and an Ubuntu VM. I have tried to share my web root folder with my local machine, using Virtualbox share folder, but can't get it up. Now I want to install samba and ...
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Trouble pointing KTorrent to Samba Share

I'm using K-Torrent and I want to point my downloads to a Samba share that I have set up on a separate server. I can connect to the share from Ubuntu and watch movies etc. but If I copy the location ...
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Is there a way to advertise only 1 Samba Share across 2 home router subnets?

I have a Samba File Share that I'd like to make available to my Airport Extreme Guest Network on a different subnet. I'm hoping for read-only access to keep my home network secure, but still allow ...
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Samba Share Mac creating Read only files

I am having a problem with a samba share file system. The file system will work normal on any windows computer. If create a file any other system "included mac" can view and edit it that file The ...
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How can I share media from ubuntu 13.04 to windows XP

So I have set up samba successfully and I am using it for file shares but when trying to do media shares I am having issues. Specifically the problem is that I can see the Media folder in Windows but ...
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samba question: share = user

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows XP. I am a samba newbie but was able to set this up on Ubuntu following the instructions posted here ...
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How do I change the default domain when browsing Windows shares?

I am lucky enough to be able to use an Ubuntu workstation at work, but I our company network is all Windows-based. I can easily browse the network via the Nautilus file browser (by clicking 'Browse ...
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How to have a different ip on same network access a samba server

My network ip is 192.168.20.254 I had to setup another ip range 192.168.1.x as I have a few computers that tunnel through another network. I have a separate samba server 192.168.20.201 The new ip ...
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Samba virtual users

I currently allow my user accounts on my server to access their files though samba. I would like to add some virtual users. ie no shell access etc. I would ideally like a solution that used a mysql ...
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Is any SVN can link to samba user?

I am using ubantu machine to share the files to mac, window and Linux machine by using samba share. Each users have their own user account to access samba folder but folders are common. So like to to ...
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Accessing Network through/with Active Directory (network authentication, printers, etc) [duplicate]

In my High school the network (local network with printers and file server + internet access) is using Active Directory for authentication. If I want to print/access the file servers with Ubuntu I ...