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

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Networked computers can't ping each other

I have two networked computers in my home, Computer1 and Computer2. They share a printer (physically connected to Computer2) and public folders via Samba. Those shares are working fine. Computer1 runs ...
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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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Can't get Samba4 Active Directory-Domain Controller (AD-DC) to start at boot Ubuntu 16.04

I built Samba4.4.3 AD-DC on Ubuntu 16.04, and cannot figure out how to script it so I can start the samba service on reboot. I followed the instructions from here: ...
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Sharing a Network Drive through OpenSSH for a Specific Group

First question, hooray! To the point: I'm not very well versed in Linux, I'm in the process of studying my Linux+. I'm working on a variety of projects with friends, co-workers, and teachers. I'm ...
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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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Why does smbclient return with Windows-based hosts having incorrect DOMAIN contents?

I have recently noticed an anomaly with how smbclient works with Linux and Windows-based hosts, and I am wondering if this is something we all simply "must live with", or if there is a workaround? I ...
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Server 16.04 Guest Acct can not access samba share pointing to second HD

I'm new to Ubuntu Server and trying to setup a server with an old machine I had laying around. So far, so good, except for some reason I can't access samba shares with the guest account if the ...
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Error installing Samba4

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 Wily. When I run: apt-get install samba In the end it generates a error, can someone help? Note: There was a samba compilation before and I have performed one # make ...
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Nautilus share link fail on fstab mounted twice or more times the same share for different users profiles

Nautilus make a shortcut (xshare) below "Computer" which only works on one profile and get buggy in the remaining users. How to mount same share, many times, on one shared desktop, in different user ...
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I recently installed Wine and Playonlinux on mythbuntu 14.04 backend and now I can't access smb shares from my front ends how do I fix?

Please forgive me, I am still a Windows user and this is my first post. About 6 months ago I converted entire home network to Mythbuntu 14.04. Today I decided to try to use Windows Media Player via ...
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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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Windows 7 File Share

I'm having issues trying to access my Windows 7 Share. I've read a LOT of thing on the Internet but nothing seems to work. I CAN access those folders with a Windows computer, but NOT with my Notebook ...
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smbclient getting NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE connecting to Windows box

I'm running smbclient on Ubuntu, trying to connect to a Windows box, and I'm getting "session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE". I've verifed that I can ping the box and telnet to ports 139/445, ...
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Samba account has no permission in ES File Explorer

I have a tablet with Android on which I installed ES File Explorer so that I can access files on my PC with Ubuntu. I do this using the Samba protocol. It works fine when I use my administrator ...
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Lose mount with external folder

I have a project that run in a virtual linux server, when a user upload a file, the server store it in a folder in other windows server. To connect the server I had modify the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Permissions of mounted cifs share (Shared from FreeNAS)

I have a FreeNAS installation running under VirtualBox. When I try to mount one of my FreeNAS shares in Ubuntu 12.10, permissions on the share prevent me from entering the directory, listing or ...
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how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup?

CIFS mount through fstab not mounting at boot The suggested answers (a typo in fstab; _netdev) have no effect. However when I mount them with sudo mount -a there are no issues and they are mounted. ...
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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 won't start on fresh install of 16.04

I had samba working perfectly on my previous 14.04 install, did a format and reinstall of 16.04 and now it won't work. Not much help online with the error codes I am getting. When I type "service smbd ...
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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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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: libpam-winbind:amd64 ...
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Transferring large files between an Ubuntu machine and a windows machine

I have two computers, one with Ubuntu 14.04 (PC1), the other one with Windows-7 (PC2). I have a >2GB file to transfer from PC1 to PC2 and I got a timeout message by using the usual way, i.e. using the ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account. However, when I login with a local user account I'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Reaching files from a file server created with Raspberry and Samba

I'm trying to create a file server with my RaspberryPi to deploy all over the private network. It should allow the hard drive connected to be accessible when wired to the Raspberry. I therefore ...
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Mount SMB/CIFS in Ubuntu from Openmediavault

I try to mount smb/cifs share into Ubuntu 15.04.the mount string is like //192.168.10.27/AM /mnt/windowsshare cifs ...
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Unique project to join Raspberry Pi 2 running Ubuntu to a Windows domain controller

Our teacher gave us an unique project to join a Raspberry Pi 2 running Ubuntu to the schools windows domain controller. If we succeed they are considering creating a whole lab using Raspberry Pi 2's, ...
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FQDN does not resolve from Windows, hostname does (NMBD)

I am trying to configure an Ubuntu Server (14.04) in a Windows AD environment. It will be serving some intranet pages. The goal is to reach this machine by either its hostname (e.g. ubuntu-server) or ...
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How to Mount Western My Book Live Duo

I have been reading everything I can to do this and have come to the conclusion that there are too many things I don't understand to make sense of it so finally asking a question. Goal: I want to ...
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Access Windows share from nautilus to user without password

I'm trying to acces to a windows share using nautilus with an user (not guest) that has empty password but if a I leave the password empty nautilus prompt that the a password it's required. From ...
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system-config-samba not opening in Ubuntu 14.10. & 15.04

system-config-samba does not open. It doesn't matter whether I install the program through either the command line or the software center. When I try to open the program it prompts me for my password ...
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How to access a Samba shared folder from windows 10?

I have set up a folder on my Xubuntu 16.04 machine (~/Share) according to http://askubuntu.com/a/324846/312993 I have problems with the last instruction: "From a different computer, connect to your ...
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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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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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How do I share a folder with another Linux machine on the same home network?

I'm trying to share a folder on one Ubuntu machine with another Ubuntu machine on the same home network. When I right click on the folder and choose Sharing Options, it tells me I need to install ...
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Samba will not connect to domain via active directory

I am so close to being able to connect to my windows active directory. I want to use the ubuntu server as a simple file server for domain users When I do a kinit I can get a ticket but when I try to ...
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Samba: Software caused connection abort

I am trying to create samba file server(ubuntu 14.04) on my local network, I can connect to samba server from another ubuntu 14.04 and enter the shared folder as a guest, but after creating a ...
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Nautilus and smb bookmarks Ubuntu 16.04

For some reason when I download a file using Firefox, I cannot see my samba sites, even if I bookmarked them. I can see the bookmarked folders, except for the ones smb:. This is what I see whenever I ...
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cifs, smb - Can't mount (permission denied) or navigate shared folder

I've recently bumped into this problem. I usually navigate through a local network shared folder from a Linux machine via smb (i.e. from file manger using smb: ). Now whenever I try to access the ...
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Samba error when connecting to Active Directory

hoping someone can give me some insight into an error I'm getting. I'm trying to connect a Ubuntu workstation to Active Directory using Kerberos, Samba, and Winbind. When I run the kinit command, it ...
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How to see permisisons basing on user, not files/folders

I have samba share setup and permissions to files and folders are given through setfacl then a copy of the whole command setfacl -m user:*username*:rwx /mnt/working/*MainFolder*/Engineering ...
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UBUNTU SAMBA SHARE WINDOWS 10 FAILING AFTER FIRST GO

I have just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have set up samba, and can access the UBUNTU directory from my Windows 10 PC only ONCE, immediately after both machines have rebooted. If I ...
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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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Some Samba shares are not visible on network but still accessible by address

This has happened for as long as I can remember. Nautilus/Caja shows a shared icon on the folders, and they are accessible from Windows by typing in their folder name, but they don't show up in the ...
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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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“Failed to retrieve share list from server” error when browsing a share with Nautilus

A bit before upgrading from 10.04 to 11.10, my Ubuntu desktop stopped allowing me to access my Windows share directories. I figured I'd upgrade to 11.10 and the problem would get fixed but no. ...
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Problem with Winbind/Samba

I've been having an issue on my network that has completely vexed me. I have three workstations running Ubuntu 13.04, one Windows 7 workstation, and three servers on Ubuntu Server 12.04. One of 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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gvfsd-smb-browse causes 100% CPU usage

After upgraded to 16.04, gvfsd-smb-browse always causes 100% CPU usage. This situation seems related a bug : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1303300. But maybe not related it.How can I ...
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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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Samba share distributed on VPN subnet

I am trying to connect to a Samba share through a VPN I set up using OpenVPN. Both, Samba and OpenVPN are set up within a Virtual Machine runnning Ubunutu 14.04. On the client side I'm using several ...