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

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Samba performance on ubuntu server 14.10

I have a desktop machine with ubuntu server installed which I am converting to a docker repo + media server(using samba -no amahi/firefly etc bloatware). Earlier I was using windows 8.1 and while ...
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How can I mount a SMB share exactly like Nautilus does it?

I have an...interesting problem. You see, I have a SMB share on a network that I would like to mount locally. When I use Nautilus to mount it, everything works perfectly. However, I need to ...
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Problem to acces shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from Yosemite

I have a problem to acces my shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 from a Yosemite machine. I get "The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “” can’t be found." so, i went through all ...
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Can't connect to Samba server by name

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 file server running Samba 4.1.6. The server is a member of a domain with a Windows 2012 server acting as the primary domain controller. I want to connect to it using Windows 7 ...
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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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Auto mount time capsule disk with fstab not working

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to automatically mount a USB disk attached to an Apple Time Capsule. There seems to be quite a few users who have done this successfully, but for the life of me I ...
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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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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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Samba file sharing with windows and encrypted

I have a ubuntu machine and I want to setup a samba server on it so that I can access the files from my windows laptop. My windows laptop and ubuntu desktop are connected through a switch. The desktop ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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Unstable Network Connection in local network

I encounter serious network problems for a Cubietruck mini-PC in my local network: the connection within my local network is very unstable (I use a wired eth connection). Here are some network tests ...
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Samba PDC with Active Direcyory trust problem [on hold]

I make samba pdc and active directory doamin samba pdc use a.com domain , active directory use b.com domain that i trust A with B samba pdc use winbind daemon can login another domain user account ...
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Windows 7 Domain PC not connecting to Samba share on Home network

I am having trouble mapping my Samba share to my Windows 7 laptop. The details are as follows: At my Home, I have: -PC running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit -Connected to router(ASUS DSL-N10) via LAN cable ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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atftpd pcre problem

I am trying to build ris server using atftpd and samba but the problem is tftp client request files in \path\to\file format and i want to change this to path/to/file format. So i wrote pcre file for ...
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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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How to setup a passwordless samba share on KDE?

I want to setup samba and have a folder share that is not protected by passwords, but open for anyone, read-only. what do i need to write on smb.conf?
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samba issue with Dell WiFi

So I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 desktop. I have samba set up and configured, and has been running for many months. My wife has a Dell 1545, windows 7 home 64 bit laptop. She tried to ...
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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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Charset issue with old NAS shares via ftp and smb

This is just another charset issue and I know there are trillions of similar questions out there. But none of them helped me so far. The NAS box is an old TeraStation with charset configured to ...
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Can't access Samba share from another Linux computer anymore

It used to work but now I get a "connection refused" error. It's not server's fault because my android device can sync without a problem. I also get system error reports concerning wpa_supplicant. I ...
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Samba and Groups

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Samba Administrative Password

Good . I am unfortunately having an issue with Samba. After installing Samba using Ubuntu Software Centre, when lunching it I am prompted to enter an administrator password. I can't remember ever ...
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photo organizer for home server

So, I've setup a Ubuntu 12.04 server at home, and installed samba to share my files. One of the folders is called photos. These are pictures taken the last 15 years, and I have absolutely no control ...
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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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samba shares not showing in windows explorer

My samba shares on my Ubuntu server are not visible in Windows 8 explorer. Not always, but frequently. I know they are there, because I can access them directly with \homeserver\music\, however my ...
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Why is Samba not adding a new user with “samba-tool”?

I'm trying to configure a Samba share on my Dell Poweredge 860 running server 14.04 LTS. Samba came uninstalled (when I chose it), so I just need to configure it. I'm trying to connect it to my ...
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No smb.conf file after installing samba 4.0.9

Samba won't start and I've done 'locate smb.conf' but it can't be found. I cd'd to '/usr/local/samba/etc/' and not in '/etc/samba/' either. The samba path in in '/etc/environment' so I can start samba ...
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How can I diagnose a NAS SMB login failure?

I have a NAS enclosure (Noontec N5) that I can only interact with via a web interface (ie. no ssh). This allows me to expose the SMB service and to add users, with or without a password. I can log in ...
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Samba problem at start up

After installing samba I keep getting this error, ![enter image description here][1] Some line could not be understood while reading the configuration file etc/samba/smb.conf 21:password level =0 ...
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How to share a mounted drive in ubuntu?

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and since I running it off USB stick - was able to share the "Downloads" folder on my local network. However, if I try to share a folder on any mounted drive ...
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Read, write but no delete in Samba

I have a Samba folder and I am looking for the right set of permissions. Users (no root) should be able to read and write files in the folder, but shouldn't be able to delete subfolders. Although with ...
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Can i access a windows share directly from linux server and Copy files

I have a windows share created using samba . It is located in my ubunutu server /mnt/user_new I want to copy files from /var/www/myproject/files/ to /mnt/user_new/files . This is for backup my ...
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“browse” button disabled in “windows printer via samba” for printer shares

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and SMB printing seems to be missing. There was no SAMBA option for adding a network printer, after Googling, I installed libsmbclient, smbclient and ...
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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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Windows 7 intermittently fails to open samba shares with 0x80070043 - the network name cannot be found

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 box called watson with a static IP 192.168.7.101 running: dnsmasq samba I also have a bunch of windows 7 home premium boxes that get their IP addresses from dnsmasq over ...
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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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How to set individual folder/file permission on a certain share on ubuntu server 14.04?

sorry for bothering but i do really need help with my ubuntu file/samba server.. i already tried googling but to no avail.. i have this share/directory -- sharedFolder --- folderA --- folderB --- ...
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how to have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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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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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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Why isn't my Samba machine browseable on the network?

I have a Samba machine - set up as a standalone server, and it's not showing when browsing the network. The workgroup is OFFICE (yah, I know.... generic... but it was before my time). One can get to ...
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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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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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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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Unable to get Windows File Sharing (Samba) to Work Under Ubuntu

I would like to set up an Ubuntu machine, where I can store movies, series and music. I managed to get a working share running, setup to /srv/samba/share. I can access the share from my Windows ...
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Why is my samba4 [homes] share not browsable?

For some reason, I can't see the home directory share that maps to each user's home directory, [homes]. I can directly map the network drive to it in windows or mount it on a Mac, but when trying to ...
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Samba shares not accessible from Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Here is my smb.conf file as obtained after using the "sudo system-config-samba" command # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba ...
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Problems with “On-access scanner using preload LIBC library”

I've been trying to use the eset file security for ubuntu 14.04, but the on-access is not working, this question did not help me, i replece the line, the manual says that, but didn't work... i need ...