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

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Permission denied when sharing folders

For some reason I've never been able to get Network shares working on Ubuntu, 12.04 nor 14.04. Although I have the desktop version, I've followed the server sharing advice here with no luck. The ...
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How do I rectify this sharing error?

I've had some difficulties with samba on a new installation. I right clicked on a folder and selected local network share. Samba installation succeeded, but the libpam-smbpass installation following ...
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Ubuntu can see network work group but can't see Ubuntu from windows

Sorry to be a complete noob, just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to get things up and running. Goal: To connect several drives to my Ubuntu, very old, laptop. This will act as a NAS serving up ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Is it possible to mount and unmout network shares through file manager?

I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line //192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 and then through command line ...
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12 ubuntu PCs in LAN : None getting connected via Samba

Well i know this is not a new question to this community but the problem is surely very new I have got 12 pcs in our office which is ubuntu based. All of them are connected via lan wire or wifi. ...
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Cannot access some smb share

I was working in windows domain from local Ubuntu account and accessed all windows shares by typing every time my windows login\pass Then I joined my machine to our domain and started to use my domain ...
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Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?

I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to ...
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Mount Windows File Share and acces them on ubuntu 14.04 server

I have created a windows file share windows server 2012 on one of the data centre and i want to access the file share in another data centre on ubuntu server 14.04 I am able to ping both the machines ...
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Samba server with PDC

Getting Error while adding user smbpasswd -a username Failed to open /var/lib/samba/private/secret.tdb Please suggest your opinion.
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Creating and Sharing an encrypted drive and be able to access it from a network

I hope that question made sense! Here is what i am trying to do. i have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server/htpc/desktop. I use it as cloud storage and to stream to my tablets. It has two physical drives and i ...
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Nautilus unresponsive after switching wifi networks (which prevents access to mounted network drive)

I'm having trouble with nautilus hanging. The problem is that a very particular order of events causes nautilus to become unresponsive: Connect to my own wifi Mount my nas (samba) share over the ...
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Samba File Server using LDAP users without Samba Domain Controller

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server with Samba and OpenLDAP installed. I'm wondering how to configure Samba such that ldap users can authenticate without offering a domain controller.
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How to follow symbolic link with smb share

I have a Virtual machine running Ubuntu server 14.04 and I've set up some smb shares. Everything is working fine except for following symbolic links. The host is a Mac and I can see the symbolic link ...
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Cannot access shared folder on ubuntu 12.04

I am hoping someone can help me get an answer as I am running out of ideas. I have several Ubuntu 12.04 servers joined to domain. I have no problems sharing a folder on most of them but it does not ...
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Set up WINS server, cannot get it to resolve name

I setup a WINS server on an Ubuntu linux machine by installing Samba, and changing the following in /etc/samba/smb.conf: wins support = yes name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast Then, on a ...
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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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Create files in folders created by other users

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me with the problem im having. First of all, im pretty comfortable with command line but by no means an linux expert so I would appreciate some ...
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Can't access SAMBA share over VPN tunnel

I have two Samba servers (standalone servers), one on each end of a persistent IPSEC VPN tunnel. These two Ubuntu 14.04 servers have been joined to a Windows domain. ALL clients (windows or linux) on ...
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Windows hostnames are not resolved

I know that similar questions has already been asked. However, as suggested in the answers to that question I have the winbind package installed and have wins in /etc/nsswitch.conf: hosts: ...
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How to allow wine to access network shares?

I've just installed 14.04 from scratch and made MS Word working thanks to wine (1.7.17 from ppa). The problem is I can't access my network drive shares through wine (I'm in a Office LAN). With the ...
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Can't browse samba network after upgrade 14.10 to install printer

With 14.04 I installed a network printer, hosted on a different windows PC. Everything worked fine, but after upgrading to 14.10 I get the error that I can't print. When trying to open the properties ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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share home directory by samba in ubuntu

I have installed samba on my Ubuntu server. I do changes on smb.config and I can connect from my windows to the share file which I create in a path /srv/samba/share with using [share] part and ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.4 LTS Server connectivity Issue with windows clients

I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.4LTS and Samba File Server few weeks back. All my clients are on windows 7. Since then I have been having intermittent problems as mentioned below. 1. clients ...
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Apt-Get Update only spits out errors

First of all I am sorry if this has already been asked. I searched around and couldn't find any specific answer to my problem. I had a WorkGroup LAN server working as of yesterday. Today at&t came ...
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How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch?

How to access shared network files in Ubuntu Touch? In Android I use ES File Explorer to access files on a Raspberry Pi shared over LAN only.
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How do I navigate to a samba location I've mounted in Nautilus on the command line?

Please note: I am two weeks old in Linux. I have found a lot of answers to this question on the internet, tried many, but all failed one way or another. Therefore I dare to ask once again in the hope ...
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Can't access shared folder on Ubuntu from Windows 7

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04 and Samba is started with the following conf: [global] server string = Samba Server %v security = user dns proxy = no interfaces = lo eth1 wins support = yes ...
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Thunar custom context menu not available on remote resource (smb://..)

My custom ImageMagick command works perfectly on local resources. There is no problem in accessing the remote resource (I'm using Gigolo) e.g. Thunar image file preview works just fine on the remote ...
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How to force SMB2 protocol in samba?

For security reasons, I'd like to disable the SMB1 protocol in samba. Is it possible? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Having problems with Samba4/BIND9_DLZ : AppArmor permission issue

(12.04.5LTS Server) Have a user "named", configured in the bind9 service to start. My /etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.sbin.named file /usr/local/samba/lib/** rm, /usr/local/samba/private/dns.keytab r, ...
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How do I connect to a server with thunar in Xubuntu?

In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to. Example: How can you do ...
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Samba4/Bind9 “Failed to connect to /usr/local/samba/private/dns/sam.ldb”

(Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS) Bind 9.8 (working as local authority,) latest Samba4 from GIT. Trying to get Samba integrated with Bind The first error message thrown in /var/log/syslog is mailhost ...
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KDE Samba share wont let me connect if i disable Guest Access

i run kubuntu 14.04 (kde 4.13) ad want to share a folder with a windows pc, but it should only be accessable with a username + password combination. What i have done: right klick the folder. ...
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Samba Password must change after first logon

How to enable "samba password must change after first/next logon" I enabled a function in pdbedit file but is not working. root#/opt/samba/bin/pdbedit -P "user must logon to change password" account ...
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A accesses B's shared resources, B cannot access A?

Two Ubuntu 14.04 machines, A & B with wired links via local router, are configured identically as far as I can manage. Their smb.conf files, identical except for share path names, declare: ...
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can't access SAMBA shares on UBUNTU-server from other computers

Installed UBUNTU-server 12.04 and configured /etc/samba/smb.conf as: #======================= Global Settings ======================= [global] workgroup = HEMMA server string = %h server (Samba, ...
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windows network password required for share

I want two-way sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Studio 14. I never used Ubuntu before, but I managed to get it to work one way (I used Samba to share one of my Ubuntu partitions, now I have acess ...
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How to Undo installation settings

Recently I just installed ubuntu server 14.0.4 and I was able to install active directory domain controller with samba, but i realized there some issues i'll ran into when connecting the client ...
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Can't access windows share

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc ...
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FAT32 samba share not writable via nautilus: can it be fixed via fstab configuration?

I have configured with samba a raspberry pi, raspbian with two usb HDs, one NTFS and the other FAT32. They are both mounted at boot in fstab, via UUID rather than /dev/ pointers so to allow for ...
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Unable to mount CIFS share from /etc/fstab

I have a line in my /etc/fstab for ages that stopped working since 13.04: //192.168.100.2/share /mnt/popcorn cifs username=MyUserName,password=MyPassword,user,gid=sambashare,file_mode=0664 0 ...
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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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Unable to install Samba

I've been trying to install Samba with this terminal prompt: sudo apt-get install samba This is the response I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to Fix the Intermittent Ping Time out

I am back with a new Question. Its weird as always. My setup is as follow; 2 Ubuntu 12.4 LTS Servers. / LynkSys POE Switch. / 01 LynkSys Router / 3 Proxim APs. The APS are connected via Cat6 to ...
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Samba Permission Issue in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need help with a samba permission issue in Ubuntu 14 with Nautilus and i don't know where is the problem. After many attempts i noticed the following behavior: 1) I only can share folders as root ...
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Mythbuntu Public Samba Shares

I have installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and have MythTV running. I am trying to access the Videos and other Samba shares from my Windows 8.1 workstation and get an "Access Denied" when I try. When I type ...
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SSH vs SMB vs NFS for GUI file transfer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images ...
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CIFS won't reconnect to Samba share on request

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which writes to a number of Windows machines shared folders over samba. I have all the cifs shares setup in /etc/fstab and they connect perfectly when the server boots up ...