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

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join linux home folders with Active Directory userprofiles

I have just set up a network using Samba and Kerberos. As we wanted users to be free to decide whether they wanted to use windows or linux, we currently store userprofiles (windows) and home folders ...
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I have a problem with domain trust between samba and AD

I configured Samba PDC and AD Domain. Here is my Topology. enter link description here And I saw that Samba PDC loading AD users. With "getent passwd" command and "wbinfo -ug" command. Here is my ...
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Samba on 14.04 has high CPU with OSX client

Recently (could have been after upgrading to 14.04 on my server) the Mac OSX client has been very slow accessing Samba shares (actually intolerably slow, minutes rather than seconds to browse a ...
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Can not access network share of windows 7 from ubuntu

I have a problem in ubuntu 12.04 My lan settings are as follows: 4 windows pc. 1 ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I can see all the network pc on my ubuntu network. I can access shared folders of 3 windows ...
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Samba will not accept my password

I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04lts. samba is installed and I can see the computers in my workgroup. I was able to transfer files from a Windows XP computer on my workgroup ...
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Trying to use Lubuntu as a simple server in a Windows-8 network

I have a couple of Windows-8 machines and a Win-7, and I'd like to use a small ASUS-eee running Lubuntu 14.04 as a simple fileserver for limited data that I usually need on one PC or the other. I have ...
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Routing particular services over VPN

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I need to connect to a SMB share that isn't local. The only way I can connect to it is over a VPN. The particular VPN service is Juniper. Connecting to the VPN is easy and ...
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Can't login to samba secure share

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64 bit on my other PC. I have created insecure shares and I can login to them so I followed these instructions to make a secure share: ...
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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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Diagnosing Samba

I have set up network shares on three Ubuntu computers in my LAN using system-config-samba. For a while were were able to browse each others network-shared directories, but now it is not working. ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Samba share read only for everybody and read-write for specific user

I would like to be able to change the following samba share configuration that currently allows everybody to read and browser files: /etc/samba/smb.conf [Apps] path = /home/user/share browseable = ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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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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Why can I not access my Samba shared folder?

I just upgraded from a non-LTS Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS; this was a complete fresh install. Now I am trying to set up 3 storage hard drives as Samba shares. But for some reason they do not show up on other ...
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Create a user for samba only (CLI)

Exact same question as this one, but using CLI instead of GUI. I'd like to allow login access to a shared SMB directory, but the users get no other access to the server.
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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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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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No permission in Android for shared folder

I can access to print$ folder shared as default. But I can't open own folder called shared in home directory. They have same permission: drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 10:48 shared ...
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Cannot access Windows Share on Netapp from Xubuntu 14.04 using Samba

since I used to mount samba share on Netapp with a command like : mount -t cifs //netapp.dns.name/myshare /home/myhome/myshare --verbose -o ...
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how to restrict samba directories for particular size without using quota

I did created a directory on samba shared directory for example /srv/samba , Indeed, I want to create more directories on the directory for instance for each user a directory to be created and one by ...
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problems with accessing shared folder from ubuntu to ubuntu

I have samba installed on both ubuntu 14.04 machines, and they're are both connected to the same network. + I have apache installed on the desktop machine. I made a shared folder in my home folder on ...
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how to share folder in between two different workgroup on the same network?

My office laptop is connected to a domain. America.abcco.com WHen I bring my office laptop to home, I want to access a shared Ubuntu folder at home(Lubuntu 14.04) Office laptop windows 7 enterprise. ...
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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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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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CIFS mounting fails in Ubuntu 13.10 tried with sec=ntlm and sec=ntlmv2

I have read just about every cifs mount question and sadly cannot get a cifs share to mount. The command I am using works from a redhat machine but not from Ubuntu 13.10 ( kernel 3.11.0-15-generic) ...
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Folder permissions: only allow user to write (not read or delete)

I'm having this upload folder where a user is only allowed to write files. After he wrote the file he is not allowed to read or delete it. How can this be done?
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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Linux dropfolder where users can't delete files

I am working on a file server project for school and I am using samba to share the folders. I have been playing around with the folder permissions but I can't seem to figure out how to make a drop ...
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“Failed to mount Windows share” error in Samba

This is the situation. There are 3 machines in the office. The Operating systems on them are respectively, Linux mint Ubuntu 12.04 Windows Vista The Ubuntu (#2) machine is supposed to be the ...
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can't connecto to Samba Server on NAS

here is the deal. I bought a NAS which is SMB and FTP Server. In Summary, FTP works but Samba doesn't. Here is the topology: If I try to connect with nautilus: $ nautilus ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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How is my computer connecting to SMB (Samba Shares)?

My computer connects to Samba Shares all on its own. I also have computers showing up in networking. I am booting Kubuntu 14.04 from CD on a Toshiba C650 laptop. Any suggestions on how to not connect ...
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No writeable permissions when mounting Windows folders [duplicate]

So I have a Windows machine and a number of folders that I want to share my network. I've no problem mounting the folders and they have the correct permissions set in Windows. I'm mounting them using ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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VirtualBox - Samba, files starting with dot are read-only (i.e. .htaccess)

I've successfuly installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox in Windows 8 and Samba extension to work with /var/www/html folder. It is working great except files starting with dot (.) like .htaccess or ...
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unable to access location - failed to mount WIndows share: Invalid argument

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS within a VMware workstation virtual machine and I have managed to setup a network by changing the samba.conf file to the WORKGROUP of my choice. Doing so gave me access to ...
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How to process output from smbclient

I connected to a Windows share using smbclient. In smbclient shell I can't pass an argument (ls -lh)! I can't place a pipe (ls | grep 4547)! I can't even redirect output to a file like in a basic ...
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Samba File Server hide folders for certain users

I have a Ubuntu machine with the following folders. I am using samba server to share the folder. I have 3users: user 1 = full access user 2 = access to folder music (only read) user 3 = access ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Cannot connect to ubuntu samba server via mac OSX “connect to server”

I have Ubuntu desktop server and MacAir with updated OSX. openssh-server and samba have been installed in ubuntu desktop. I could connect to ubuntu through OSX terminal using ssh, but samba file ...
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Samba/Winbind Active Directory authentication broken after upgrade to 14.04

I was on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and had it joined to the domain using samba/winbind/krb5 - worked great without any issues, I could log onto my comptuer using my active directory account. I upgraded to ...
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Samba - Windows Network

I was recently checking my network and realized Samba was installed. When I go to "browse network" in the file explorer I see that there is "windows network" and my home folder is located inside. My ...
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system-config-samba stopped working

I have been using system-config-samba. But suddenly it stopped working after a crash. I have un- and reinstalled everything, tried it with gksudo etc. But nothing. Please, what else could I do? ...
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Connection to a Noontec N5 NAS problem

I can't seem to connect to my Noontec N5 NAS no matter what I try. Windows has no issues and it's apparently possible. I have searched the interwebs and found nothing about this. Has anyone else had ...
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Hidden Permissions - Zentyal Admins can't access User's Created Folders

I am the co-administrator of a small private school's domain system. I set the system up using Zentyal 3.4 of which Windows and Ubuntu clients both connect. Students have their own personal logins ...
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fstab cifs mount error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64. I'm trying to mount a windows share on boot, but occur this error message on syslog: CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation. CIFS VFS: Error ...
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Can not get two Ubuntu 14.04 computers to work via Samba

First, I am using Samba because, though primary computers are Ubuntu 14.04, I have Windows laptops. These laptops should gain read access to the primary database. The primary database is on my ...
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Samba doesn't work upon boot until restart of service

I've installed a Samba server using Ubuntu Server as the OS. When the computer starts, smbd and nmbd both start correctly. However, if I go to a client and type: $ smbclient -L feynman I get: ...