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 Printserver with 12.04

I am now trying to setup a print server with cups & samba, but constantly fail. I found an outdated samba in the 12.04 repository that has known bugs since 2012. I found a false dependency in SWAT ...
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I want to disappear from windows network

By this I mean to not come up as (LINUX-PC) when a windows user opens network neighbourhood. Unplugging is not an option, as I am running a multiplayer server every now and then, which we connect to ...
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can't login to ubuntu server after create cron and change samba log

Please help! Yesterday, i create a cron which copy file to a thumb drive every 6 pm, and after that, i modified /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and smb.conf to change logging method for samba and ...
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Sharing music with a samba share fails between two ubuntu computers

I have two Ubuntu 13.10 desktop computers on a same WLAN. I have setup a Samba share of the Music directory of the computer 1. I mount the Music directory as a Samba share in the computer 2. I 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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Set umask, set permissions, and set ACL, but SAMBA isn't using those?

I'm running on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have a folder called Music and I want the default folder permissions to be 775 and the default file to then be 664. I set the default permissions on the Music ...
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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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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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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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Why am I getting [mount error(22): Invalid argument] while trying to mount SMB network drive?

Disclaimer: I am very new to Linux :) Anyway, onward: I have a fresh instance of Ubuntu Server (12.04.1 LTS) running on my network and I want to mount a network drive to the server so I can access ...
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Samba: How do I make shared folders invisible from users with no permission?

I have a ubuntu 13.10 desktop setup with a samba server. Users can access their assigned folders from their Windows 7 workstation, but they can also see other folders that they don't have permissions ...
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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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Access files from my nas

So I switched from XP to Ubuntu. Install was pretty easy, partly because I have all my data on a nas. The very first I needed to do with my new Ubuntu environment was to send a file from my nas to ...
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How do I share folders in Xubuntu?

How do I share folders in Xubuntu like in Ubuntu? I found no settings or options to share folders on my network, I do have Samba installed. I don't know what else to try. Is there a command that I can ...
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How to install and configure smb-ldap client authentication on Ubuntu13.10

I had tried to install smb-ldap client on Ubuntu 13.10 several times using apt-get install libnss-ldap libpam-ldap nscd nslcd but got failed every time. I've also referred too many blogs to ...
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Samba Shares not working after reboot

After a reboot of a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-35-generic x86_64) LTS server, the samba shares are no longer working. Details: Connecting to the samba shares from a Windows server using ...
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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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Unmounted cifs still work. Rmdir returns “Device or resource busy”

I've mounted a network folder in the Mysql data folder using: mount -v -t cifs //192.168.1.xx/path/to/folder/DATA -o username=xxxxxxx,password=xxxxx,file_mode=0777 /mnt/storageHDD/MySQL/data/netMNT ...
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How to change permissions on mounted windows share?

I have mounted a windows share, But only root have write permissions.. I need to change that to my user(einar) so my programs can download and shave stuff to my windows share. commands I've have ...
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New Win 8.1 can't share files to Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu cannot access the shared resources on the Windows 8.1 machine. I have gotten the share to work from Ubuntu to win 8.1 but the Ubuntu system does not seem to want to allow me to sign-on to the ...
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Redirecting a locally mounted Windows SMB share (CIFS) to a Windows Terminal Server session

I have been living in the linux world only 2 months so far and have hit a problem with the above mentioned task, now explained in more detail: Our company has 2 Windows Terminal Servers to which the ...
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CIFS - Default security mechanism requested (Mounted Share)

The following message appear every time I reboot/boot my ubuntu 12.04.1 CIFS VFS: default security mechanism requested. The default security mechanism will be upgraded from nbtlm to ntlmv2 in ...
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Ubuntu shares not visible on the network

I've run into a strange thing. I just set up my brothers laptop with ubuntu 12.04. I installed samba and shared his Public folder in his /home by right click -> Share this folder. I put in the correct ...
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Restrict Samba share permission in subfolder

I am new here and I just setup my first Ubuntu samba server and testing it now... Now I have a question about Samba to ask: We have a situation like this: A share projects for everybody full access ...
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How to mount Ubuntu Server Samba share to ElementryOS [on hold]

I am having problems getting my system set up with eOS. I have a Ubuntu Server set up and I can access the share on my Win8 machine with no issues. However, trying to mount it on my eOS machine has ...
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Unable to change permissions on a mounted fs (from NAS)

Here is the problem : I mount a NAS directory via smb in /mnt using the following command : mount -t smbfs -o username=username,password=password //win-box/share /mnt/name-of-mountpoint Where : ...
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Samba does not accept my password

I have installed Samba onto Ubuntu 12.04 Server but I can't login as it says my password is incorrect but I am the only user so there are no other passwords. I have tried changing the password ...
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Can browse Samba server but can't write to it

So I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 running Samba on my network. I can browse and view the files on my server but I can't write to the server. Every time I try I get a prompt for my username and ...
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Mounting my TimeCapsule on Ubuntu 12.04

I am newbie to mounting, but already used ubuntu on a user level. I have installed Ubuntu with an XBMC and wanted to mount my timecapsule as well so I can manipulate the data on it. What I tried until ...
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How to get samba serve to follow chmod rules

I am in the process of setting up a samba file serve which I got to work pretty well the only issue that I am now stuck with is the permissions: The set up that I am trying to achieve is to allow one ...
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Software similar to nautilus-share in Thunar?

I'm looking for something like nautilus-share for Thunar, does it exist? If not please tell me how do I share a folder in Xubuntu?
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Samba showing no disk space when transferring files from Windows machine

I was able to transfer a few folders to the Ubuntu/Samba share. The copy failed and got a no free disk space error. The Samba share has 1% used of the 500GB I have available. Any ideas why Samba ...
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how can I make my ubuntu machine discoverable by name for ssh from other linux machines?

I cannot ssh to my ubuntu laptop by host name from other linux machines on the network. My ubuntu laptop is a member of the corporate domain and can see all the other network computers. I can putty ...
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Ubuntu server remote access?

Hi i'm pretty new to the use of ubuntu server. i had a spare computer laying around and i figured i'd make it into a storage device. I have been able to get the server to work on my home network but ...
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what is the command line equivalent to using nautilus to connect to a samba drive?

To connect to a samba shared drive on my network, I can use nautilus, press ctrl+l and type in smb://192.168.0.x, enter my credentials and am able to connect and browse the drive. How can I do the ...
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Samba Clients set up

OK, I've learned how to use nano to edit smb.conf file with some limited success. How do I set up each client machine to use Samba? Does the workgroup definition in the config file refer to the same ...
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Samba and User Acount Passwords

Is it possible to tie your login password to your samba password? Ideally every 30 days, users need to change their passwords to login into the machine and if its possible, when they update their ...
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How would I use Deja Dup on a password protected SMB share?

How would I use Deja Dup to backup to a password protected SMB (on a samba server) share? Note: not a duplicate, I put a bounty on my previous question, and nobody answered it after a month.
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Make sure server can always boot and a hard drive is mounted before sharing with Samba

I have two 2-TB hard drives (not the boot/system drives) with a single partition in each, that I share with Samba. Mountpoints are in /mnt/drive01 and /mnt/drive02. These are also the path of two ...
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Configure a Samba folder for sharing with a Synology Diskstation

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Server. On the server I have installed Samba. In /etc/samba/smb.conf I've defined a directory that should be shared out, as follows: [ndata] path = /srv/array1/dataspool ...
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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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Ubuntu repositories: difference between samba and samba4

As in the title, I found in the Ubuntu repositories two packages, named samba and samba4. Which is the actual difference? I tried to install samba, but the service didn't seem to be active. Then I ...
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Samba error: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID. Access denied

There is already a question similar but the solution is not working on 14.04: Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID How to replicate Whenever I tried to share ...
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COnflict between wired and wireless connections

On my main computer (Ubuntu 13.04) I use wireless connection to the internet, I have a wireless router in my apartment. When I try to connect my main computer to my old computer (Win XP PRO SP#) ...
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Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID

After successful samba sharing already few days ago I have the same thing today yet I have received the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name ...
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where does samba store its passwords?

I'm trying to make a program that will store the passwords with users input (a web app), rather than having to do it from the command line. The problem is that I don't know where the passwords are ...
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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 permissions between 2 linux machines

Been pulling my hair out for days over this. I'm sure the problem lies not with the samba configuration itself, but permissions, and I'm at a loss to figure out what's wrong! Here's my samba share ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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Printer shared via Ubuntu stops being visible after restart of server machine or client machine

I have setup CUPS and Samba server on linux machine which has a hp deskjet 6122 printer attached via usb. I have also managed to install this shared printer on other windows 7 machine via LAN network. ...