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

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How to connect to external network hard drive as a different user?

I can access my external network hard drive with Files in Ubuntu 14.04.2. It is 2 TB WD hard drive and I guess its file system is NTFS and I guess (again) that samba is used here. First time I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 no longer mounts samba share on boot

I recently upgraded to ubuntu server 15.04 from 14.04. I have this line in my fstab: Samba //192.168.1.101/mediaserver2/ /mnt/mediaserver/ cifs ...
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Windows Printer via Samba - browse not available

Recently installed Kubuntu 12.10 on a Dell XPS system. Overall happy, but I cannot access my Windows printers. Samba is correctly installed and works for browsing and accessing Windows directories on ...
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Can't access files on mounted shared folder from windows

I have access to a shared folder from windows to get some images for my webpage. I can mount it using the next command: sudo mount -t cifs //win-server/folder -o username=myuser,password=mypass ...
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How To Show Shared Data History using Ubuntu?

I shared some directories using Samba4.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 system with guest permissions. How could I know who accessed my share Who have copied/moved some files from these directories What are the ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Initial samba connection slow

So I have a 30 windows computers network connecting to a Fedora 20 server. This server serves as both a samba server and a gateway. I'm having troubles with the slow connection from windows to samba ...
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Hard drives not showing in nautilaus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 server and after finding Samba to be unworkable with a single Windows 7 Pc in my home network, I purged Samba from my system and now i can only see 3 of my 5 Hard drives in ...
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CIFS client behaving as root on server

I have a CIFS client w/a regular user. I have a SAMBA server where the only user is root. I want the user on the client system to be able to access the files on the remote server as root. So far I ...
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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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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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Windows7 machine cannot access Linux share folders via Samba, help please

I have a linux and a windows 7 machine connected via samba. My linux machine is able to gain access to the folders on the windows 7 machine via the browse network tab in file manager but the windows 7 ...
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Why is Ubuntu resolving non-existent names to a local machine?

The domain www.hjhhfuddsa.com does not exist. However, if I browse to it in any web browser running under my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I see the configuration page for an old NAS enclosure at ...
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samba username case issue in samba 4.x

I have a problem with a samba service on my server. It's began since ubuntu have switched to samba 4.x in their distributions and continues til last one 15.04. I have a user ag on my server and user ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Map Folder To Windows Share On Login

I have a folder on my Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop called Windows-Share. In a terminal I run the following command (all one line): sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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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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Cannot connect to samba share after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04

My Blackberry Playbook mounts samba share when connected via usb cable: After upgrading when trying to open share I get following error: ~$ smbclient -L 169.254.0.1 -N Connection to ...
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Differences between Windows Active Directory and Ubuntu Samba

I'm going to implement file server. But I have 2 choice: Windows Active Directory Ubuntu samba Which one is reliable and secure? What are the advantage and disadvantage of both?
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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How to mount a samba share permanently?

How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?
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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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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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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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Permission denied for shared drive

Fairly new to Ubuntu; I'm trying to share a drive containing video files on my tower with two laptops, all running 14.04. When I go into the network and try to open the drive, I get the following: ...
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Workaround for Samba bug

I'm trying to get my work machine (running Ubuntu 14.04) to authenticate against active directory so I can mount some NFS shares on our server and still have permissions to everything. I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Samba very slow performance

I am running Samba 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. File transfer speeds to and from the share are very slow (around 3-4 MB/s). I have tested the network connection using iperf and got speeds around 85-100 ...
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Starting OpenVPN won't let me access local network IPs

OpenVPN is installed via apt-get. sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start # works Now if I try to access, for example, my NAS device web page (or even the network share over afp:// or smb://) at ...
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Cannot play files over samba share on MATE 15.04

When I try to open video files from my home server I get the error: VLC is unable to open the MRL I have never had this issue before. Opening internet RMTP streams works fine and firewall is ...
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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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Apt-get fails to upgrade “python-samba” on Ubuntu 14.10

I've already searched on google, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet. As I recently booted into my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (I have set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a second ...
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Is there a “best” way to share media to Kodi from an Ubuntu media server?

I am using an Ubuntu 14.04 Server for my videos and other media, shared to 4 tvs, etc throughout the building. Is there a "most reliable" way to do that? UPnP, Samba, or another method? They are all ...
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SAMBA and sticky bit

$ smbd --version Version 3.6.3 $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS" smb.conf (partial) obey pam ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu from Windows

I'm using wireless router for internet access and local wireless network. When I ping from Ubuntu to Windows XP over a wireless LAN, it works using either IP or hostname of the Windows device. But ...
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How to open shared SMB resources in the form “\\host”?

I want to download data from my university local server, whose IP is like 10.1.2.3. From Windows I could open Run..., type \\10.1.2.3, and the local server window opens. How is it possible to ...
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Samba and User Acount Passwords

Is it possible to tie your login password to your samba password? Ideally every 30 days, users need to change their passwords to login into the machine and if its possible, when they update their ...
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Strange issue with samba -

I've configured 2 samba server (ubuntu 14.04), which work fine on all systems a part from Win 8. (both servers are configured the same as they are acting as primary and backup) The issue is; I have 2 ...
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How do I set up file sharing between two Ubuntu laptops on my wireless network?

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 12.04. Both connect to the same WIFI network to access internet. How do I connect them to each other so that I can access files on one from another and vice versa? ...
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Samba: read only from subnet

We have a network with mixed computers (Linux, OSX, Windows) and all have read and write access to a samba file server. Because of the fact that the login to samba goes over guest login I have limited ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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Not able to cd into samba location (in a windows share location)

I am not able to cd into the samba like I would normally do: cd smb://server/folder It says: "bash: cd: smb/..." No such file or directory. But if in nautilus I go to the folder and right click ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS File Sharing Permissions

Linux beginner here. I'm trying to make (what I think) is a very simple setup with my server, but I'm finding a ton of conflicting information. I'm using my server to share folders via samba to two ...
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How to mount smb shares as a regular user?

I searched high and low but haven't found the answer yet ... I'd like to as a regular non-root user to access a network share and work with it from command line. The file manager can already ...
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Automatically install printers shared on Windows Domain

All of the resources I can find provide detailed instructions for sharing Linux printers with Windows over SAMBA. I would like to do the opposite. I currently have CUPS configured so that it can add ...
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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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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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smbpasswd: symbol lookup error: smbpasswd: undefined symbol: ndr_print_svcctl_ColtrolService

Have anyone seen this one before: Trying to create a password for a samba user and I am getting the following error: smbpasswd: symbol lookup error: smbpasswd: undefined symbol: ...
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How to automount a share on every user on the computer? [duplicate]

I want to automount a share from a Ubuntu file-server on my Ubuntu client. I managed to actually mount it with with the following line in /etc/fstab : //192.168.1.64/myProj3kt/myProj3kt ...