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

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Nautilus doesn't remember the password of my SAMBA server

I have to input the username and password every time I try to open the SAMBA directory.
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Runnnig Samba is not easy? [on hold]

I can not run Samba on my Mint 17.3 system. Internet gives many advises, al saying that it is very easy, but they all fail. Perhaps I removed something essential. Is there a real Samba expert who can ...
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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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Xubuntu Whisker menu custom search action CIFS share - problem

I use whisker menu in Xubuntu 16.04 - I attempt to achieve something similar as in Windows for browsing Samba/CIFS shares in network - when typing \ in the searchbar I want to show the share. What I ...
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Ubuntu Server DC with Samba server 4.4.5 forwarder question

So I've decided to set up a DC via Samba 4 @ my 16.04 Ubuntu server . Question is - since my domain name is SAME as a hosted website domain name somwhere in the WWW (let's call it askubuntu.com) and ...
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No read/write premisions on new folders (samba)

i have a share using samba called share, if i do Chmod +R 777 folder/* the files already in the folder get the rights but if i copy folders from my other PC using the samba share i get a no rights ...
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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 hard,noperm,nouid,credentials=/home/snofla/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,,file_mode=...
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Nautilus Can't See Samba Shares

I have a Samba share set up on a Raspberry Pi that I connect to from my Ubuntu 16.04 PC. When I first set it up, Nautilus would discover it just fine in the Network section. For a while now, the only ...
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Problem connecting to my Samba server on ubuntu from my windows computer

I'm doing a school project where i have to set up a basic samba server on linux to share files between 2 computers (i only need to show it working), one computer is a laptop running linux on a virtual ...
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unable to print to Linux network printer access denied

I have Lubuntu 16.04 on my desktop pc, an HP deskjet 1050-j410 printer connected by USB.The printer works fine directly from my desktop. I have CUPS & SAMBA installed. It is shared & visible ...
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Sharing public folder between Ubuntu machines, via “Personal File Sharing”

Launching Personal File Sharing from dash, the application opens with the message: "this feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system". I tried sudo apt-get ...
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File sharing on Local network [duplicate]

How to get Samba deb package (for offline installation) for Ubuntu 14.04? We have 20 systems and installing in all systems online is difficult.
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is there a different way to mount drives over ssh then when using putty?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that i use as a fileserver and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop as the only OS. lately i have been having issues where the mounted drive on my server seems to ...
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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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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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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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What is the process gvfsd-smb-browse?

That process happened to crash on my system. Nothing very serious, but as I am curious I tried to get information on it but could not find a quite satisfying answer about what it is and what it does. ...
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Overriding Samba calls to unlink and unlinkat

My attempt is to override calls to unlink/unlinkat when using Samba. To that effect I wrote a shared library. I then executed the line: export LD_PRELOAD=<my shared library> and restarted ...
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CIFS issues - Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, Windows 2012R2 Storage Spaces

I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to Linux and I was hoping someone could help me out here with an issue I'm experiencing with connections to my file server. I have a NAS in my home network that is ...
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Mac OSX can not connect to share directory in ubuntu server [samba]

local:OS X EI Capitan 10.11.5 server:Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I found many tutorials, but none worked. Here's what I've done so far: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install samba samba-common sudo ...
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How can I connect to a Samba server using its hostname instead of the IP?

I'm a beginner when it comes to Linux, and have recently put together a media server, holding all my movies, running Ubuntu 12.04. After following tutorials and forums I can successfully ping, by ...
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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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how can I force a mount -a to run after the system boots up?

Media server running Ubuntu 16.04 and Kodi. Synology NAS in the next room contains all the media. how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup? -- tried switching to ...
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Share a folder on an external hard drive between two Ubuntu 16.04 machines

As far as linux based systems go, i was born about three weeks ago but by no means am I a computer illiterate. I want to share a folder on an external hard drive physically mounted on an Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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1 samba share not working

Using Ubuntu server 16.04 with only samba selected at install. After install I installed and configured openssh server to only allow key authentication. When configuring samba file I made all ...
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How to see other Windows PC's and Servers on my network

I was trying to connect to my local data server running windows 7 but when I try to go to the windows network, it just sits there and tries to load before saying it timed out. I have tried to connect ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch - Mount remote filesystems

Is Ubuntu Touch able to mount remote filesystems via sshfs, nfs, or samba shares? I would like to be able to mount a filesystem with my music and videos on my phone. However I have been unable to ...
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Problem viewing network on Nautilus

Windows machines are able to see shared folders on my Ubuntu machines but the Ubuntu machines cannot consistently see any other machines through Nautilus. Under Browse Network, it shows the local ...
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How can I tail a log with notepad++ without samba? [migrated]

I wish to tail a large log file. I used to access the file through samba but IT don't agree to install samba on the servers. We have sFTP but I can only download the log file and then view it. However,...
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Cannot restart samba, samba.service is masked

When I try to restart Samba, I am receiving the following error message: Failed to start samba.service: Unit samba.service is masked. In addition, when I run systemctl, it shows smbd.service in red ...
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Finding files on a connected server in a nautilus window so can copy them

i connect to a server and see the files. Its in a smb: and comes up in my home/.gvfs/video files on blah blah. If i do a search it starts at root and seeks all but the files on the network drive. So ...
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How to search a network share?

Usually when I want to find a particular file on my local machine, I'll open up a terminal and do find . -name "*blah*" from the directory which I want to search within. Now I want to search from a ...
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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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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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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 username/...
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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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File Sharing between Ubuntu machines fails: permission denied

I am trying to to use File Sharing between two Ubuntu machines on a local network. box2 is running Ubuntu 14.04.3 and box3 is running Ubuntu 16.04, both OS are up to date. Personal File Sharing ...
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Samba - File size limit exceeded

I am trying to copy 'large' file (about 1GB) from my Windows PC to the Raspberry PI 3 samba server. It is OK when I try to copy about 350MB files but with larger files I'm still having this error ...
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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: [quote="...
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Trouble Joining an Active Directory Domain

I'm trying to join an Ubuntu 16.04 server to a Windows 2003 R2 domain by following the Ubuntu SSSD and Active Directory Guide. My admin says that from the controller side, it is part of the domain. ...
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SSSD Samba, can't get it working

I'm trying to get samba working with SSSD but I just cant figure out what is wrong samba config /etc/samba/smb.conf (I added guest just for testing) [global] security = ads realm = domain.EU ...
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How can I mount a network share from a computer that isn't always on?

Running KodiBuntu (Lubuntu 14 ?) and I want to mount some shares from my windows computer. I have them mounted in /media/ using fstab and it works fine as long as the Windows machine is on when ubuntu ...
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Can't access Network Shared Folder

I want to share file from my laptop to PC throught router. Both computers are in the same network and they see each other. When I set up sharing on laptop with Ubuntu (with guest access and read/write ...
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Outlook and Skype for Business not working on Samba AD DC

I have 4 Samba AD DC running on Ubuntu 14.04 with Bind_dlz. Clients are able to join to the domain and dns are updated. The issue I'm having is when a Client is joined to the domain, they are not able ...
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Copying files add nobody and no group

I'm using VirtualBox with a window host and Ubuntu guest and have installed samba to share my files. However if I create a file in windows and view it in Ubuntu, nobody with the nogroup is added and ...
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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 to make nautilus forget SMB session passwords without logging out

I'm testing the accessibility of a couple of samba shares through nautilus. When inserting the password for the first time, I've chosen "remember password until you logout" but now I'd like to make ...
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gvfsd-smb-browse is connecting to internet

Since some days I am watching that gvfsd-smb-browse is connecting to the internet. I don't know why... I don't have samba installed... I don't know much about gvfsd-smb-browse ... So, guys is it ...
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I want to create a local repository and want to share it via samba over the LAN

In my LAN network, I want to create a local repository and want to share it in LAN with the help of samba so other users can update, install, upgrade packages off-line. I have tried apt-mirror method ...