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 Shares | Grub | Windows 8.1

My computer, a refurbished HP Pavilion g7, seemed to have issues for quite some time. One of the issues was it always seemed to send and receive data, pretty much constantly. I looked over my ...
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Samba server doesn't notice changed password

I've tied samba to unix passwords via security = user and unix password sync = yes Previously this has worked very well. I recently upgraded my server to 14.04 (server) though. I changed my ...
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Problem with Samba4 at restart

I have successfully installed samba and kerberos, I can authenticate windows on ubuntu server but I am unsure I did correctly because i' m not sure if samba authenticate toward kerberos DB. Always ...
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How to mount a network drive in Ubuntu 14.04?

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It has not been possible for me to mount a network drive the same way as it does in Windows. I tried several ways of doing it, but it has not been possible. ...
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Samba/Winbind Active Directory authentication broken after upgrade to 14.04

I was on Ubuntu desktop 12.04 and had it joined to the domain using samba/winbind/krb5 - worked great without any issues, I could log onto my comptuer using my active directory account. I upgraded to ...
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Reinstalled samba, now nautulus doesn't have network share context menu item

After fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I had some trouble with my Samba shares, and tried to reinstall samba as per this thread. Now the share folder to network context menu is gone. No tab for Network ...
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Cant configure existing samba share

I am sorry for the probably dumb question. I have two Ubuntu server VMs - 12.10 and 13.10. A year ago I have configured samba on both machines somehow with documents share on each. Now I cannot find ...
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Mounting the network path does not work

I have mounted a network location in my Ubuntu Server in the FSTAB entry, but it does not get mounted anymore. It has been working all the time and I have used the path to automatically back up my ...
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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 connect to samba file server from client

hello i configured the samba file server using samba from this site http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/05/ubuntu1404-file-sharing-samba/ 1: ...
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Which samba user for gvfs-mount (12.04)

I mounted some samba shares in ubuntu 12.04 using nautilus, by clicking the share under "network". I've googled, but i can't find anywhere how to: Which remote samba user were my shares mounted by? ...
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samba file server cant access my server

** (nautilus:2023): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-cMdjqnMPNR: Connection refused (nautilus:2023): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: ...
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Samba NAS not showing in workgroup automatically

I'm currently trying to setup my raspberry pi as a NAS. I would like it to be visable to anyone on my workgroup connected to the network. Currenly it can be accessed should you go to \Ip-address ...
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Samba share not letting me authenticate

I've set up a media server on my local network and I'd like to share a directory with the network. The directory path is /home/htpc/Media. I set up the network share like so. It all seems to be ...
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Samba started twice on boot up after upgrade to 14.04

the second attempt results in a failure: Starting SMB/CIFS File and Active Directory Server[74G[[31mfail[39;49m] I'd like to figure out where the second attempt is coming from and remove it. ...
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Cannot access Windows Share on Netapp from Xubuntu 14.04 using Samba

since I used to mount samba share on Netapp with a command like : mount -t cifs //netapp.dns.name/myshare /home/myhome/myshare --verbose -o ...
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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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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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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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Problem accessing Windows Share from Ubuntu using Samba

I'm trying to connect to my Windows Share from Ubuntu, and I can't access it although I can access my Users folder. The share works fine when I'm connecting from a Windows computer, so the problem ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied

I know this question has been asked before, but I've been looking for a solution for a couple of hours now and nothing seems to be working. The frustrating thing is that it used to work on my ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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smbtree produces no output

Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Also installed samba, system-config-samba, samba-common-bin, samba-common, smbclient, nautilus-share, fusemb, winbind, and cifs-utils, among others. I'm trying to get Samba ...
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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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Basic question about RAID/FlexRAID

I have an Ubuntu Server install (14.04.01) that I have been using for about 1 year. Its mostly used as a Samba and Plex server running off one 3TB hard drive. I purchased two more drives with the ...
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Samba share not in smb.conf

I'm creating a new File Server for a customer, and decided to load the KDE desktop so that the customer could manage shares and not have to use the CLI. I set up Samba and shared 3 folders through ...
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Slow Samba Server when authenticating with remote ldap server

I am running a samba server locally but it authenticates off an ldap server around the world, it works ok as in i can open folders etc with the right permissions. The issue is it takes about 10-15 ...
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How to fix file sharing that broke upgrading 12.04 to 14.04?

I was running 12.04 Precise Pangolin and sharing to my home network so that I could stream music and videos to my Ouya. And it all worked flawlessly. Then i upgraded to 14.04 Trusty Tahr and my Ouya ...
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Launch eset libc library before samba daemon

Trying to configure "On-access scanner using preload LIBC library" in ESET File Security. The manual states: ... to have the On-access scanner to monitor all file system access events immediately ...
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Permissions on Windows 7 on a DVD drive that was shared via samba from a ubuntu machine

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DVD drive. My (games only) tower PC running Windows 7 does not have any optical drives. I installed samba on the ubuntu laptop and created a share for ...
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Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04

Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for ...
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stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting ubuntu server 12.04.3

I am getting the following MSG after restarting networking services stop: unknown instance: networking stop/waiting in ubuntu server 12.04.3 What does lt mean? However I am able to Ping my dns ...
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Why are browsing samba shares from Ubuntu (Nautilus) so much slower than browsing from Windows

I have a samba share over the a vpn server. Browsing the share takes 60 times longer from Ubuntu than it takes from Windows. From a Windows 7 Virtual Box (and any other machine in the shop) it takes ...
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Slow network and file copy performance

I'm experiencing a weird problem with my Kubuntu installation. I'm running 14.4 now that was upgraded at least twice using the built-in distribution upgrade. The problems started after the last ...
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A human-friendlier Samba name mangling

Most of our computers run Ubuntu, but two of them dual-boot into Windows, and when we have guests over, they typically also run Windows computers. Thus, in addition to using NFS, our file server ...
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13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
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Windows hostnames are not resolved

I know that similar questions has already been asked. However, as suggested in the answers to that question I have the winbind package installed and have wins in /etc/nsswitch.conf: hosts: ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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Problems mounting remote folder

I'm having a problem mounting a folder called NAS in our Ubuntu 14LTS and with a folder located in one of our NAS (/mnt/NAS). Both are accessible and they can ping each other. I followed these steps ...
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How to share files between two Ubuntu 14.04 computers

I've trying to share files between my two computers by WIFI and SAMBA. I checked share option in folder properties and tried to connect to other computer by smb://ip. But without succes. Could some ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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Unable to create file using wine

I had mounted a samba share, and I tried to run a windows application which should create some files, but it failed, therefore I used cmd with wine to create a directory, but I received the following ...
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Where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10?

where did ~/.gvfs go on ubuntu 12.10. How can I find the locaton of the mounted through samba folders? I share a folder with a ubuntu 12.10 machine. I am trying to find the location of the mount ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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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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How can I make a link that NTFS supports?

When I make a link so that someone can access a file over the network directly, and then copy it across, I get the following error: There was an error copying the file into ...
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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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I can not print on Windows 7 shared printer

For a while I can not print from my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit pc on a Windows 7 shared printer. Before that everything was ok. The printer is HP LaserJet 1100. The error message is: "File ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...