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

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Can't connect to smb share after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, I can no longer access my networked media tank's smb share. It's an old (2009) Popcorn Hour A-110. When I connect to server smb://192.168.0.5 in nautilus, I get ...
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Ubuntu (server) credential manager for shares

im using a ubuntu-server 16.04 and am looking for something like the "credential-manager" in windows. What i am trying to achieve: A software im using is saving data/files to a location. I have a ...
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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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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 ...
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Cannot access shares with a Windows machine via Samba

Since the last Samba update I have not been able to share files and printers with my Windows 7 machine from a machine with Ubuntu 14.04, connected by Ethernet. It worked fine up until then. Now Ubuntu ...
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How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password?

I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only). I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the ...
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Can a Network Share tab be added to Nemo in Ubuntu 16.04

Recently, I had had an issue which required making a folder shareable on my local LAN. I noticed that under Ubuntu 16.04 there was no "share" tab in Nemo for making a folder shareable on the local ...
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Can't connect to samba folders with password

I have been using a hard-drive connected to a router with a samba server for the last year without problems. I do not know if this problem is related to my last "apt-get upgrade" but now I cannot ...
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How do I setup Homeshares that ask for the password that uses pam authentication?

How do I setup shares that lists the users under homes for the home directory share and when clicking on the username it requests the password from the pam authentication module? This will happen when ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share via FSTAB and give full RW to Guest

I want to create a Public folder that has full RW access. The problem with my configuration is that Windows users have no issues as guests (they can RW and Delete), my Ubuntu client can't do the same. ...
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How to access the USB stick in my router (Huawei B315) that is shared as a samba share

I want to access a USB memory stick that is plugged into my Huawei B315 LTE router. I have set it up properly as per the web configuration pages on the router but I have no idea how to access it ...
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Auto Printer Authentication

We have a few Ubuntu machines connected to Active Directory. I'd like to connect our networked printers to them (shared over SMB). Is there a way to automatically authenticate using the username and ...
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Samba keeps asking username and password whatever I do

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop that I want to use like a fileserver to share data on my office. I have three desktops using KUbuntu 15.04 that must access the files. I install samba using the ...
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How to setup Samba to register with an Active Directory Domain Controller?

I am trying to setup an Ubuntu 14.04 server on a windows network. The server has a static IP address assigned to it. I need to be able to register the hostname (argo) of the server with AD domain ...
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Samba does not launch after upgrading to 16.04

I have upgraded smoothly to 16.04, everything seems ok except samba not starting: $ sudo /etc/init.d/smbd status ● smbd.service - LSB: start Samba SMB/CIFS daemon (smbd) Loaded: loaded ...
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Can samba validate a domain user for a shared folder

I can use smbpass to create samba users, but can Samba also validate domain users? My smb.conf: [share] path = // available = yes read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes
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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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Cannot see Samba configuration tool in the Dash in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04 (my previous installation has seen to be broken somewhere reading .wmv file with VLC), I've installed Samba GUI tool from the software center. It briefly ...
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Removing gvfsd-smb-browse

I just had the problem where gvfsd-smb-browse starts taking up the whole cpu and needs to be killed. Searching the Internet I see this is not uncommon, and there doesn't seem to be a general ...
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What is the process gvfsd-smb-browse?

That process happened to crash on my system. Nothing very serious, but as I am curious I tried to get information on it but could not find a quite satisfying answer about what it is and what it does. ...
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Cannot restart samba, samba.service is masked

When I try to restart Samba, I am receiving failed to restart samba.service: Unit samba.service is masked. In addition, when I run systemctl, it shows smbd.service in red showing failed. At the same ...
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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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Setup network share Linux -> OSX with mapped/preserved permissions?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder which contains a git repository, which I'd like to share over the network; I do the right-click from Nautilus and Local Network Share / Share this folder, rest is ...
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Unable to Connect to SAMBA share on 16.04

I was having issues connecting to my server on 14.10 and this is the error message: Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing. Windows through this out and I am ...
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Copy file with smbclient and path to directory

I'm stuck in NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error but can't understand what I'm doing wrong. My objective: copy a file from ubuntu to windows in a simple command line to be called by php. The problem: ...
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How do I remove Samba server but not client?

(I tried to looking for a duplicate of this, but haven't found anything. Maybe someone else has better search-fu than I.) I ran sudo netstat -tlnp: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto ...
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share files from ubuntu server 14.04 lts to windows [on hold]

I configurerd the samba to share files. "/home/thomas/media/" its a 2nd harddrive. But when i add the share file to my windows computer its only a network folder. I would like it to be like a drive. ...
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Add Network Location to Unity Bar

I have a NAS device on my network. I can access the device by clicking the Network button on the left sidebar of Nautilus and selecting the device and share folder from there. I can also bookmark the ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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I can't login to my samba shares

I've been using samba for years without any problems, I have configured some shares that won't ask for password (guest ok) ... unfortunately I've updated the packages on the server (Ubuntu 14.04.4 ...
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How safe is Ubuntu Samba? [closed]

I have gone through user reviews of Ubuntu Samba, and many complain that it is less secure than other systems out there.
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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What is the purpose of iocharset=utf8?

I see iocharset=utf8 recommended nearly everywhere when mounting Windows SMB shares into Linux. I have mounted vhdx files to a Ubuntu VM that I want to be assured that whatever files I write to the ...
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How to get network to “see” 14.04 desktop?

I'm also having problems with a new install of 14.04 desktop. I'm a novice to Ubuntu. I have another pc running 14.04 Studio and it works fine with my windows network. I did the following: ...
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Samba shared folder “not accesible” by Windows 8 client

I've been tinkering with this for hours... why do I keep getting an error message on the windows machine saying the folder is not accessible? Ubuntu 14.04 Here is smb.conf: # # Sample ...
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Windows shared printer NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

I've tried to install a printer shared from my desktop PC and can't but the add printer option can't find it. I'm able to add it if I fill in the URI smb://WORKGROUP/COMPNAME/PRINTER but that doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 And Samba share

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with mate, I am connected to my home network, but it seems like it's not possible to access Samba shared drive on the network. I correctly see the network resources but ...
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Samba mount keeps timing out

I have several mounted drives to a windows share on an ubuntu server machine. //WindowsFileServer/Media /mnt/Media cifs credentials=/home/drew/.smbcreds,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 ...
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Samba problems with recent update: cant access servers, keeps asking for credentials

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I work in an office of about 10 computers (all of them running Windows 7). I had a problem with my computer so I had to re-install Ubuntu from scratch (same version, same ...
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File sharing through samba is not working over LAN

getting the following error while running net usershare command. net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied ...
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Cannot connect as Guest to ubuntu usershare from MAC OSX Yosemite?

I cannot connect to my shared folders on my Ubuntu server from my Mac. My Windows computer can connect without any problems. Giving Ubuntu credentials as opposed to using "Anonymous" used to work, ...
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Samba share no longer visible on network

Having an issue with an Ubuntu 14.04 server running a Samba share. This server was configured by another person, and has been running for a few years now. I was transferring files from a hard drive ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 error after 19 update

After update USN-2950-1: Samba vulnerabilities the samba server ubuntu cannot anymore get the domain controller /var/log/apt/history.log Start-Date: 2016-04-19 06:37:17 Upgrade: ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 as PDC (samba3 NT4 domain) Windows machines lost trust after USN-2950-1 update

we have problem on some of our Windows 7 Pro/ Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 2008 Server machines which are in Samba3 Domain after yesterday USN-2950-1 update to 3.6.25 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When the user ...
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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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Samba file sharing error 13

I've got three computers running at my home: my workstation (W10), the missus' Mac and my file server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm trying to backup one of my workstation folders to my file server. ...
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Samba & Microsoft Access Drop Outs

Currently I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server box up and running with samba, following bad practices it currently serves as a primary domain controller and file sharing system. (I know I know, going to a ...
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can not restart samba

I installed samba sudo apt-get install samba. then I made configuration but when i write : sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart message appears " command not found " and when I write ls /etc/init.d I ...
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Gigolo looking for password in Windows XP Share

As described in the title, Gigolo suddenly asks for a password from a Windows XP that's shared in my network. (Don't know if this is what caused it, but in an attempt to reduce lag, I tried to put ...
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Last update 19-03-2016 for python-samba on ubuntu 15.10 break evolution-mapi [on hold]

Last update 19-03-2016 for python-samba on ubuntu 15.10 break evolution-mapi. How can i fix this problem? Konstantin.