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 share folder from Ubuntu Server 14.04 using samba to 2 desktop, windows XP and Ubuntu in Virtual Box

I have 3 image in my Virtual Box. Ubuntu Server, windows xp and ubuntu 12.04. FYI, i've already install samba in Ubuntu server and the problem is that im stuck when trying to share folder from ubuntu ...
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How to share external hard drive over wifi?

I have an external Hard Drive connected to my pc running ubuntu 15.10. I wanted to share the data on it over my home wifi network to access it using android phones. I tried various methods using samba ...
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Why do samba users need to log on to the server first?

For my students, I am setting up an ubuntu server as an webserver and Samaba file server. Students are all given a local account. I have added folders to Samba to share with the students. They are ...
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samba permissions/ locked out of folders

trying to build ubuntu-server fileserver following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MIWzLwZy8 and http://quidsup.net/tutorials/?p=ubuntu-create-nas Raid5 disk & samba with this ...
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How to change permissions on mounted windows share?

I have mounted a windows share, But only root have write permissions.. I need to change that to my user(einar) so my programs can download and shave stuff to my windows share. commands I've have ...
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Samba Domain is same as hostname, fastest way to change?

So, I've been following this tutorial for my first ever samba Domain Controller setup. However, I wasn't really thinking straight during the process, and assigned the domain name the same as the ...
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Samba bug, need help running a command at boot to fix it

I have this bug in the latest Samba available in the Ubuntu 15.10 repository. As Sylvain Pasche says, you can work around it by doing the following: mkdir /mnt/root mount -o rbind / /mnt/root The ...
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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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Can mount and view samba share, unable to do anything else

I have a samba share set up on a raspberry pi. I'm trying to share out the entire file system, so I can access it from a laptop. Here is my config for the share: [pi_share] path = / available = yes ...
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Issues with Samba Connection

So I'm building my first home server and am having issues with the samba system all my computers can detect it but I am receiving errors telling me it is unaccessible. The computers in the house are ...
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Mount a samba network drive from terminal without hardcoding a password

I know that the default command would look like this: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=YOUR_USERNAME,password=YOUR_PASSWORD,uid=YOUR_UBUNTU_USERNAME //networkNameOfRemoteComputer/path/to/my/folder ...
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chmod 777 on a home network

first and foremost i am a noob in ubuntu, but since i want to learn more i decided to make my home server an Ubuntu Desktop machine. After searching online i installed Samba and connected my other ...
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samba installation Error on Ubuntu 15.04

I am began to use Ubuntu. I can not enable file sharing. It show samba package required Error. So, I try to install samba by apt-get install samba The following errors are shown. Some packages ...
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Cannot connect to windows share on ubuntu 15.10

I'm currently using ubuntu 15.10 and trying to use the 'recommended' way of connecting to a share by going to Files -> Connect to server. I can get to the password prompt since the share is password ...
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Windows 10 not seeing my Ubuntu shares

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 from 14.04. I use my Ubuntu PC to share out a 500GB drive /dev/sdb1 which holds my documents and pictures. All worked fine when my PC was running Windows 10 on ...
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Share 2nd drive permanently in Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS

I have a Ubuntu server with 2 drive working as a file server in. Drive one has OS. I would like to use the 2nd drive as a shared drive. Is this possible and how can I do this without having to ...
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Sharing 2nd Hard Disk Drive in Ubuntu Server 12.4

Greetings to all the techies and Gurus! I have Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Server Installed. I have a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to Create a Folder in the 2nd HDD and share it with windows PC's.... ...
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Why can't I log in to my Samba share on my home network?

Recently I've had to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.10 64-bit after wiping my home server due to an insecure password-only SSH server sitting on it for too long. Now, I'm plagued with setting my machine ...
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How can I setup multiple users to connect to an ubuntu server?

I have recently been setting up a samba file server. I have managed to connect my windows pc to the main account (I went map network drive then \servername\user) However, there are other people who ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the ...
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Permission denied when auto mount a network drive

Ubuntu 15.10 (fresh install) I have set my fstab to: //192.168.0.2/Music /home/pst007x/Music/ServerMusic cifs auto,credentials=/home/pst007x/.smbcredentials,defaults 0 0 When I start my system, ...
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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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samba closes after asking password canberra-gtk-module

I get this error after executing the below command $ gksu system-config-samba Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" (gksu:2640): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme ...
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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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Copy files to an SMB share as non-root user

I would like to access and copy some files to an SMB share. These commands work with sudo, no username/password is needed: mount.cifs //192.168.1.1/share ~/share/ -o rw cp *pdf share/ umount share/ ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 running on power edge 1950 not connecting to internet

I recently setup a web server to run my owncloud. It was working all fine, until I had a power outage and the server turned off unexpectedly (I don't have a UPS just yet). When I turned it on none of ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Samba cannot access sub-directories [closed]

I have added this in my /etc/samba/smb.conf [srv] comment = another share path = /srv browseable = yes create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 [slash] comment = another sharedsad ...
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Configuring Samba to allow Use of CUPS printer

Having trouble with samba printing. I have a CUPS printer installed on an Ubuntu 11.04 server and that works great. When I try to configure samba to allow an XP machine to use the printer, it fails ...
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no sharing with samba after configuration

I have installed samba and have set up samba with the below commands # mkdir -p /srv/samba/share # chown nobody.nogroup /srv/samba/share/ # restart smbd restart: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed ...
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Samba configuration file location smb.conf doesnt have configuration information

I have two ubuntu NAS that were configured with samba 4 everything is working but i am adding an external drive for a backup device. When i use smbstatus it show the configurations of the other ...
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System problem detected because of Samba

I am trying to share files b/w my Ubuntu machine and Windows Machine. So, I tried to install Samaba but it was already there. So, I removed Samba and re-installed it. But, then started to get this ...
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How to uninstall samba on ubuntu 12.04?

I was enabling file sharing using this question How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows? and something went wrong so I couldn't click on dialog buttons to install some service after samba. ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Problem using printer on ubuntu virtual machine

i have a windows 10 laptop running ubuntu on a virtual machine, i have a canon iP 110 printer connected and my ubuntu is recognizing it, but when i try to print something the state says "done" but the ...
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mount cifs anomymous

I have problem to mount a cifs partition without username. The windows disk shared has no user. I tried with: sudo mount.cifs //192.168.1.41 /media/DISCO-MOVISTAR -o guest,sec=ntlm I got this ...
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Attach a file in Thunderbird from SMB network share

I user came to me saying that he could not attach a file in Thunderbird. As I tried to show me the steps he did : Open Thunderbird Write a new message Attach a file Select his network share (a ...
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CIFS root permissions problem

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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cifs share permissions

I am facing the problem with permission on cifs shares. I have a Lubuntu netbook, a Win7 notebook and a QNAP NAS. I mounted shares on the lubuntu netbook in the fstab: //192.168.2.49/nasdata ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not see other Ubuntu 14.04 Samba share… but my Android phone does.

I have two Ubuntu 14.04 laptops at home. They are both running Samba. My Android phone is as well. I have one directory being shared out of each of my laptops. But neither laptop sees the other's ...
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samba share encrypted volume

I'm sure this has been answered a thousand times, but I can't find one, so apologies. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a file server, with samba 4.1.6. Shared files are in a RAID volume, ...
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Error while sharing a folder with domain admin account

I am using ubuntu and windows server 2008 in a virtual box. i added ubuntu in a windows domain. I have created a user account named user123 during installation of ubuntu. I can share a folder with ...
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How do I completely remove Samba?

How do I completely rip-out smb / samba from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine? How do I, afterwards, reinstall it cleanly? UPDATE: My goal is to rip out any functionality related to Windows SMB from my ...
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find all '&' characters in files and folders

i have a Ubuntu server with samba file sharing. i want to find all files and folders that have '&' in their name an replace it with 'and'. can any one help me on this situation. thank you all i ...
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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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Can read but cannot write to Samba share

I'm trying to set up a Samba share that is only accessible by a particular user. I'd like that user to have read/write access to all files in the share. The smb.conf file below will let me access ...
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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 ...