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

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stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting ubuntu server 12.04.3

I am getting the following MSG after restarting networking services stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting in ubuntu server 12.04.3 What does lt mean? However I am able to Ping my dns ...
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Network sharing [closed]

Whilst I have had no problem per se with Network sharing, I do have a problem with how it is presented (or rather how the windows are presented to the user) - and this goes way back to Ubuntu 9 (and ...
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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Slow network and file copy performance

I'm experiencing a weird problem with my Kubuntu installation. I'm running 14.4 now that was upgraded at least twice using the built-in distribution upgrade. The problems started after the last ...
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A human-friendlier Samba name mangling

Most of our computers run Ubuntu, but two of them dual-boot into Windows, and when we have guests over, they typically also run Windows computers. Thus, in addition to using NFS, our file server ...
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Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04

Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for ...
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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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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 do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Problems mounting remote folder

I'm having a problem mounting a folder called NAS in our Ubuntu 14LTS and with a folder located in one of our NAS (/mnt/NAS). Both are accessible and they can ping each other. I followed these steps ...
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How to share files between two Ubuntu 14.04 computers

I've trying to share files between my two computers by WIFI and SAMBA. I checked share option in folder properties and tried to connect to other computer by smb://ip. But without succes. Could some ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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Unable to create file using wine

I had mounted a samba share, and I tried to run a windows application which should create some files, but it failed, therefore I used cmd with wine to create a directory, but I received the following ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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How do I map users with a samba share?

I have a Synology Diskstation with a published windows share. On both the server and the client (Ubuntu 12.04) I have user accounts with matching username and passwords. (myth/myth) The share is ...
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How can I make a link that NTFS supports?

When I make a link so that someone can access a file over the network directly, and then copy it across, I get the following error: There was an error copying the file into ...
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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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I can not print on Windows 7 shared printer

For a while I can not print from my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit pc on a Windows 7 shared printer. Before that everything was ok. The printer is HP LaserJet 1100. The error message is: "File ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Error 255 samba share simple file share Ubuntu 14.04

I have been using simple file share on Ubuntu 12.04 for several years not a problem now I have up graded to 14.04 all the problems error 255, tried all sights to fix the problem nothing works even ...
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Samba not allowing me into the workgroup?

I am getting a rather frustrating problem with Samba. I am not much of a dancer, and I'd rather do the cha cha cha... okay all jokes aside: Why do I get this? I have tried every fix I could find, ...
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How can I monitor my Samba traffic?

I've got a directory shared on my network, using Samba. People on the netwerk use this Samba share to download files from my share to their computers. I'm interested in what files are downloaded most, ...
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help configuring my samba file server

Hello everyone I have installed all the files I needed for my samba file server. I have also installed the gadmin-samba 0.3.2. I am trying to set a user-name and password also I would like to know how ...
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Cannot Write to www and update wordpress at same time

I have LAMP installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and am using apache as a web server. I am going to be using the web server for Wordpress primarily. The problem I am running into is that I cannot ...
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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
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Accessing Ubuntu from OS X Mavericks [on hold]

I am trying to set up file sharing between a Mac (Mavericks 10.9. 4) and a laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). Ubuntu can access shared files on the Mac which is using SMB as its share protocol, but the Mac ...
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Accessing Windows shares of a passwordless user using Samba

I have a laptop running Windows 7. Only one account is configured on it, and it does not have a a password. I try to access its shares from a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, configured to be in the same ...
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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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Two Ubuntu Machines cannot access each other's shares anymore

I have two Ubuntu laptops, both running 14.04 "Trusty Tahr". At one point, they were both able to access each other's shared folders. However, something happened when I was trying to add a third ...
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Stops network with windows 7 after a time

I have 2 PC with Ubuntu 14.04. In both I have the same problem. I have samba installed, cifs, and with that networking with a computer with windows 7 home that is my file server (don´t ask why). I ...
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ACL's ownership, permissions

Problem: Whenever I write a new file/modify a file in my www folder, permissions and ownerships are being reset on that file, sometimes making the server unable to read the files I create. So I need ...
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Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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I messed up my samba and having problems reinstalling

I upgraded my ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04 and was having problems with sharing files over my windows network. In my wisdom I removed the samba and samba client sudo apt-get remove --purge samba sudo ...
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Any way to restore connect to windows share as a different user?

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 the file manager lost the ability to connect to windows shares as a specific user(from 'connect to server') from the file manager. I could be connected to z share as ...
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Multiple samba shares on 1 Raspberry Pi [migrated]

Much like this question, I would like it so that. My housemates or anyone connected to the network can access, (Open no authentication guest onbly( /home/media/music But I would also like to be ...
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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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Samba could not change the permissions of folder “Network”

I'm currently trying to set up samba, and upon creating my first share, it asked if I wanted to set permissions automatically, and I said yes, and then I got an error saying "Could not change the ...
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Cannot print from Windows and printer disapears after reboot

I have a home server running Ubuntu 12.04 and have successfully installed my printer (HP Photosmart B109a) on it with hplip. Printed a test page and printed a file from my terminal using: cat ...
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Why Samba4 on Trusty, doesn't come with ctdb (Samba Cluster Support)?

I'm seeing that Samba4 on Ubuntu 14.04.1, does not come with ctdb enabled, is there any reason to not enable it ? I would like to try this setup but, it seems not possible with Ubuntu... :-(
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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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How to restart samba server?

Sorry this is a little embarassing but I'm trying to set up my own server for the first time. I found great tutorial online. http://www.intac.net/build-your-own-server/ I'm stuck at the 2nd to last ...
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Is Rhythmbox constantly downloading MP3 files while playing them?

I observed a strange phenomenon with my Rhythmbox: it seems that Rhythmbox is constantly downloading a MP3 file while playing it. My setup My home server (hostname nas) which host the MP3 files uses ...
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Samba NAS not showing in workgroup automatically

I'm currently trying to setup my raspberry pi as a NAS. I would like it to be visable to anyone on my workgroup connected to the network. Currenly it can be accessed should you go to \Ip-address ...
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How can I make an ubuntu media server with Samba shares and Deluge?

Here's what I'm looking to do. I want samba shares that I can read,write, and execute on. If I put a file there on one computer, I want to be able to delete or edit it from another. I also want to run ...
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Trying to configure SSO for MOODLE

EDIT I don't actually see the 500 error in the apache2 error log. I switched moodle's configuration to try NTLM authentication in all browsers, rather than just in IE and the server 500 error no ...
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How to Share folders in 14.04 Server with Gnome

I'm working with a new installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64 bit. During installation I picked the Samba Server option and I believe that it is running. My intention is that an OS X machine will be ...
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What's the difference between a programme like Media Tomb and Samba

I initially found it difficult to get any music player to play my collection which is located on a NAS connected to my Windows desktop. What is the difference between the role that Media Tomb and ...