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

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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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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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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Prevent usb HDD Sleep mode?

I'm having a problem with my computer running Ubuntu server 12.04, I have an external USB HDD plugged in for samba file sharing but after a few hours not using samba the USB HDD goes to sleep. When I ...
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Samba share stopped working for me a few weeks ago

A few weeks ago I believe there was some updates to samba on my 14.04 server. Ever since then, when trying to connect from my windows machines I can get to the point of seeing the folders, but when I ...
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Missing ceph vfs module for Samba

I am trying to use the samba ceph vfs module. I installed samba-vfs-modules but the ceph.so module doesn't show up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba/vfs/ This mailing list post would seem to ...
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15.10 - Linux computer cannot see windows computers on the network

My Linux computer cannot see the Windows computers on the network. It can see my NAS, and it can see Windows Network. When I open that, it sees WORKGROUP, but I cannot open it. I get this: Error ...
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Symbolic link, samba share, Ubuntu 14.04

I am a Unix dabbler at best, I would appreciate some expert help. I have upgraded one of my machines from 12.04 to 14.04 and lost a path to a windows samba share. On a 12.04 machine I have a samba ...
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Linux server not showing up in Windows 10

I have a headless Ubuntu 14.04 that I use to store files and the like. I can connect to it just fine via my Mac but it's never played well with Windows. In 8 it used to connect but between going to ...
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Problem connecting to my Samba server on ubuntu from my windows computer

I'm doing a school project where i have to set up a basic samba server on linux to share files between 2 computers (i only need to show it working), one computer is a laptop running linux on a virtual ...
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Setting up a Samba share with guest access

I am trying to setup guest access to a samba share but am getting nowhere. I have had to purge samba multiple times. Here is my smb.conf: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian ...
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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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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 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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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...