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 Domain Setup

I have set up UBUNTU Server on an HP-Proliant. Idea is a simple SMB-File Server setup with restricted User rights in a mixed Win/Lin/OSx LAN To achieve this I thought out a domain setup with samba. ...
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Can't use network printer via samba, how to debug the problem?

I've got a network printer available through samba and I'd like to use it from my Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately simply adding it through Printers is not enough. If I try to use it it says: Connection ...
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Ubuntu File Server

Just wanted to run a couple of questions by everyone on the forum here, need to bounce some ideas, I'm going crazy at this point.. Not sure if FreeNAS or Ubuntu is going to be better and more ...
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windows mapped folder access

I have successfully mapped a a shared folder in windows to Ubuntu. But I can't save anything in the folder from Ubuntu. I can browse and open and all but I can't save anything to the folder or create ...
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How do I access network file share?

Ubuntu/Linux NU-B here. I have a physical ubuntu server sharing a folder and is accessible via windows GUI. I installed another Ubuntu Server under VMWorkstation as a Virtual machine and is on the ...
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Configure samba to fully use a gigabit connection

Is there a way to configure Samba in a way so that it can actually fully use a gigabit LAN connection when only performing a single big (>10GB) file transfer? On several Ubuntu servers in several ...
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cannot write Active Directory Shares mounted with pam_mount

I am using centrifydc to connect an Ubuntu 13.10 desktop to our Active Directory. Login to the Ubuntu computer using the AD Credentials are working fine. I am using pam_mount to mount a share located ...
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13.10 samba installed. cannot find it revisited

ok trying again, and putting a different way.. *i have installed 13.10 *i would like to enable Personal File Sharing *the 'share files over the network' section is greyed out and says "this feature ...
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I can not browse my Samba Network Share

I have a Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS Server running samba. I have folder shared & can be accessible from windows WS. However. Recently I added another UBUNTU Server to the network(on VW Environment) ...
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SAMBA in UBUNTU 14.04

I have a small home network consisting of UBUNTU 12 and 14 and Win XP. I was using samba well for local file and print share. Until I upgraded to 14.04. Now nothing works. I have read all these ...
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Samba Error Message

I am new to linux and ubuntu. currently using 14.04 i believe. i had an error unable to open new log file "/var/log/samba/log.%m" when type samba. anybody had idea? ls -l I got the ...
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Samba Share not accessible with AD user

I try to install a samba server for active directory authentication and shares. I managed to configure kerberos (kinit klist works) I configured smb.conf. wbinfo -u wbinfo -g getent group *showing ...
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Samba permissions and saving files?

It was recommended giving the directories shared with samba on my business network: permission: 0755 ownership: nobody:nogroup unfortunately it is a work folder that everyone accesses and I would ...
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Mount SMB / AFP 13.10

I cannot seem to get Ubuntu to mount a mac share via SMB or AFP. I've tried the following... AFP: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils mount_afp afp://user:password@localip/share /mnt/share Error given: ...
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Printer Sharing on SAMBA server between windows and linux

am a beginner on samba server and networking. i've installed a printer CANON PIXMA MP230 Series on Windows VISTA , and shared the printer over the network. on my ubuntu pc , am trying to use this ...
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unable to access samba shares in Ubuntu, in windows it works fine

Yesterday I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot with windows 7. I have 2 samba shares which I installed on a pogoplug which I can access perfectly from my windows7 environment. When I try to ...
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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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How to share encrypted folders with Samba

I just have encrypted my home folder and all of its subfolders. One of the subfolders was configured as a Samba share: [avo-home] comment = Avo's Home Share path = /home/avo/share ...
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File copy freezing with large network copies

I'm using version 12.10. When I do large file copy from windows network share it always hangs the copy process. Rest of machine is fine, just the copy process is hung. I connect to the share by ...
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Error message when creating a shared folder

I log in as administrator, but I get this message when I try to create a shared folder: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. ...
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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Has samba become the default share in 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 on all of my desktops and mostly use Samba shares. Today I was going to create a share on a desktop and was going to just right click and use a Nautilus share to save time. When I ...
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Samba not sharing 2nd drives

Had fully sharing (with Windows) Samba installation, until upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Can't now get all the servers drives to share with U14.04 & W7 PCs. Need it in idiots language as new to ...
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fstab cifs mount error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64. I'm trying to mount a windows share on boot, but occur this error message on syslog: CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation. CIFS VFS: Error ...
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Problem with cifs-util. Mount: only root can mount

i'm trying to use cifs-utils to get files in another machine. In the other machine i've installed samba. Everything works fine if a try in the same machine (the one with samba) using cifs-util, but it ...
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Custom share permission to users in a samba file server

I have a shared folder in samba in Ubuntu 12.04 lts desktop, want to assign read only permission to 20 users and read-write permission to a single user, how do i do it?
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read only + browseable issue: configured in smb.conf - not showing in testparm

I'm trying to setup a public share with Samba so I can stream my music files from my Ubuntu 14.04 server to my Sonos soundsystem. Been trying to crack this one for a couple of hours, but unfortunately ...
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UTF-8 Issue, don't know where?

I am running a node.js server and the following line just isn't working. console.log("☺☻♥ مرحبا 你好"); I opened up the file in nano and cat on my ubuntu server 14.04 (no gui, no window manager, no ...
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Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
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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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How to grant write permissions in Samba?

I'm having trouble with read/write permissions on my Samba server, how do I fix my smb.conf and file permissions to have a more unified access? smb.conf [global] workgroup = workgroup netbios name = ...
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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
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Samba starting twice with two nic, second attempt fails

I found something posted about samba smb loading twice at boot and second one failing. I am having the same problem and also had it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am now running 14.40 LTS with same two nic ...
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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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Setting up an anonymous public Samba Share to be accessed via Windows 7 and XBMC

So I should start by saying that I did this successfully less than a week ago and I had no trouble but I have since reformatted and reconfigured my server and now I'm having the hardest time ...
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Not able to add windows machine in samba pdc

I have configured samba pdc and I have some windows machine which I want to add in that pdc. I have created a user and set smbpasswd for that user but when I try to connect windows machine and it asks ...
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nfs configured - clients cannot connect

I'm trying to get NFS working on my ubuntu server 14.04 again. It was originally working until last weekend, but when I tried to configure samba everything wen't fubar. Now none of my devices can ...
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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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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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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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Saving an excel file on a windows shared folder using wine

I'm not sure if anyone can help with this particular scenario but here goes. I am currently running MS Office 2010 (Home and Business) on Ubuntu 13.10 using PlayOnLinux. I'm able to open excel files ...
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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 wont let me write to some shares

I'm pretty new to ubuntu and am having some problems with samba. I am using XBMCbuntu and I have a few shares which I share with my family and some that I don't. You can see this in my config file. ...
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Mounting windows share error

So from my ubuntu 14.04 system I run the followig command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ It asks for sudo password an the the output: no talloc stackframe at ...
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Differencce between samba server Trusty and Precise

I have a strange file sharing performance results when installed new home server to 14.04 LTS Trusty. I have always been using samba mount with RSIZE=8192,WSIZE=8192 on clients (more than one), and ...
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Can't access windows share

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop with some shared folders over the network. From my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop in Files, Browse Network, I can see and access her workgroup but when I try to access her pc ...
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Connecting to NTFS external on RaspBMC

I can't access my RaspBMC's external drive. I did install Samba, which got me as far as actually seeing both the Pi and the Devices folders on the network. But when I try to access either, it fails, ...
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How do I map users with a samba share?

I have a Synology Diskstation with a published windows share. On both the server and the client (Ubuntu 12.04) I have user accounts with matching username and passwords. (myth/myth) The share is ...
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samba server not accesible from ubuntu 14 but possible from android

**I am using raspbeery pi for smb share, it is accessible from android ES explorer, both public and protected from ubuntu 14 it is able to access only public shared, not able to access protected ...
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Map Ubuntu drive to Windows machine

So there is plenty of answers to the opposite question but I need to be able to access and modify my files on my Ubuntu machine from my Windows 7 machine. What have I tried already? It looks like I ...