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 server synchronisation

I configured samba / file server with Ubuntu 14.04 which is working fine. I would like to create a “backup or failover” system in case this one stops working (e.g. power cut). This samba has the IP ...
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Files transfered from Windows have owner “Nobody”. No file can be opened through Ethernet by Windows

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 there is a problem with my local network. In Ubuntu I can copy or open any Windows file from another PC by Ethernet. From Windows I can only copy files in both ...
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Samba shares not accessible from Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Here is my smb.conf file as obtained after using the "sudo system-config-samba" command # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba ...
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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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Why does “hostname -d” gives different output than domainname?

I have joined an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to domain using samba 4 but auth is not working. Look what I get: # net ads keytab create -U 'admin' Enter admin's password: ads_get_dnshostname: No dNSHostName ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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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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Samba account has no permission in ES File Explorer

I have a tablet with Android on which I installed ES File Explorer so that I can access files on my PC with Ubuntu. I do this using the Samba protocol. It works fine when I use my administrator ...
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Samba shared folder (bind folder) displayed as file in Windows

Server = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS | Client = Windows 7 Pro SP1 | Samba 3.6.7 I'm using Ubuntu to share files to Win7 PC, and I only want to work with single mapped network drive i.e. G:\ (which in Ubuntu is ...
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PlayonLinux cannot install MS office 2010 spanish in Lubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit, winbind missing

When I tried to install MS Office Professional Plus 2010 in spanish (only Word, Excel and PowerPoint) through PlayonLinux, it appears a error message saying "winbind is not installed". If I try to ...
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Folder Permissions

I am having trouble serving a folder out using samba. I have already successfully shared a folder but my folder permissions are jacked up: [samba is successfuly shared, flexraid_pool is a folder I ...
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samba server with wireless USB adapter

I have an hp desktop with 2 core processor i386. set up samba server with access to a windows 8.1 64bit computer and a wdmycloud drive. Everything works as intended by way of eth0 . I can read and ...
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Slow login when CIFS mounts are unavailable

I installed a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, Sssd and accounts in our OpenLDAP directory. Network shares residing on our Samba server are mounted automatically when a user logs in, through pam_mount ...
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How can I connect to a Samba server using it's hostname instead of the IP?

I'm a beginner when it comes to Linux, and have recently put together a media server, holding all my movies, running Ubuntu 12.04. After following tutorials and forums I can successfully ping, by ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in multi user on Windows OS?

My smb.conf : koko@rumah:~$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba configuration file. You ...
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Need help logging in at greeter using a wireless remote/device

I'm running Tahr (Desktop) on a Brix S as a small pseudo server/HTPC (mainly to save costs and space). The box sits under my TV and I'm trying to set it up so that my wife and I can control the box ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in Windows?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the following samba version: koko@rumah:~$ samba --version Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu On Windows, when I type the following command \\\192.168.1.100 I get this error: Windows ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 cant find printer option Windows Printer via SAMBA

After upgrading to 14.10 I cant find the option "Windows Printer via SAMBA" on the add new printer dialog. The option used to be there in previous Ubuntu versions
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Lubuntu14.10 file server not playing video files

i started off with Lubuntu 13.XX. initially setup the box as a torrent/file server box. for whatever reason, i needed to make changes, and moved to 14.04 but still using the same hardware in the ...
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Trouble with permissions and Samba on Ubuntu Server

I thought I understood permissions well, but apparently there is something I still don't understand. I have a samba share running on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The intention is to use this for my ...
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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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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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Set umask, set permissions, and set ACL, but SAMBA isn't using those?

I'm running on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have a folder called Music and I want the default folder permissions to be 775 and the default file to then be 664. I set the default permissions on the Music ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 network sharing asking for workgroup password

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 on my main PC and network sharing more or less was working. Recently I've installed ubuntu 14.04 instead and after that all other ubuntu computers cannot access my main PC's ...
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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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Share permissions

This is my first post after switching to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, desktop version, for my media server. I am having problems creating share on an extra drive. I can create and access shares on the system ...
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Weird SMB mount issue (again) - cannot mount from fstab

This is a frequent question, I know, but I need to ask again because none of the solutions comments and answers here and elsewhere give me a clue as to what is happening. I am running a NAS box with a ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 installed Samba4! Shares not accessible

So today I upgraded my ubuntu server version to the latest and in the process it asked me to keep the samba config file or upgrade it. I said to keep it as always. When it finished the upgrade I ...
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Samba share folder permissions

I am having an issue with Samba and trying to share another folder. I have successfully shared one folder with no issues. I wanted to start another share so I created the directory and copied all ...
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Mounting samba share with root priveleges 12.10

How to permanently mount samba share with root priveleges? I've used this FAQ but still getting the same error. The point is i don't want to send credentials in plane text. User credentials file: ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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How can I mount SMB drive as folder with chmod 777? [duplicate]

I am trying to use Freefilesync to sync my local HDD with a Samba shared NAS. When connecting directly in Konqueror like smb:// etc. I am able to read and write without problem but I need to mount is ...
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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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Permissions problem

I'm currently trying to setup btsync such that it syncs some folders on some internal HDD's. Frustratingly when I come to actually share the folders in the gui, it can't see the mount points for the ...
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Having Trouble Accessing Samba Share

I recently reformatted my XBMCbuntu HTPC to 14.04. It wiped everything off the first HDD but doesn't seem to have touched the second one. I'm trying to set up a Samba share on the second HDD and Its ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts <-> Windows 7 sharing [duplicate]

I'm pretty much a newbie with UNIX and I m having a bit of a difficulty connecting my Ubuntu PC with my Windows 7 PC via LAN. First things first, I've installed samba and created a shared folder ...
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Mounting user's home directories on Ubuntu to a remote SAMBA share

I have a ClearOS server (Linux) acting as a Primary Domain controller, running SAMBA. I have a mixture of clients logging on to both Windows and Ubuntu machines. My issue is getting users home ...
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Connect Linux to Mac Samba (Windows like sharing)

Hello I want to create samba share folder between Linux (Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and Mac OS X (v 10.7.5) but this is what I get from a command: smbclient -L //192.168.1.18/ Output: Enter mareeke's ...
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Digikam asks for password when trying to access shared folder

I have a samba folder mounted in Nautilus (everybody allowed to do anything), where all my fotos are in. From Digikam I cant access the mounted folder directly, but have to enter the network again, ...
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Samba problem - connecting two ubuntu machines

I'm trying to connect two ubuntu machines in local network using samba and zeroconf. When I used to share some folder on one it couldn't be seen from the other computer. And on the first computer I ...
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SMB Share wont let me write to a sub-directory where I have permissions

Not sure why this isn't working but its very confusing: I have a smb share mounted at /run/user/1001/gvfs/smb-share:server=cyserve,share=cynopsis my user name is tahnoonp, and I have permissions ...
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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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Is 14.10 compatible with Samba — Yes or No?

I have tried all sorts of on-line helps, tutorials, etc. I'd like a simple, honest answer: Is 14.10 desktop compatible with Samba and Windows 8.1 Pro? Yes or No? This is a home network, no domain, ...
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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 7 & 8.1 -> Ubuntu 14 - Folder Sharing

NOOB LINUX user here... Recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a Intel NUC. Everything configured and working. I have a 4TB EXT USB 3.0 drive that I want to use as my HTPC data drive. Installed SAMBA ...
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File ownership changes on save for “some” files

On my server, I have two accounts; one for me and one for my wife. We both share the same group as our primary group. For simple text files, when I own the file and she edits and saves that file, ...
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“browse” button disabled in “windows printer via samba” for printer shares

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and SMB printing seems to be missing. There was no SAMBA option for adding a network printer, after Googling, I installed libsmbclient, smbclient and ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...
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Automatic authentication for samba shares

My network consists of an Ubuntu 14.04 server sharing folders via samba to countless other Windows clients on the network. I'm tired of connecting to the server and it asking for a user name and ...