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

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Which to use NFS or Samba?

I am setting up a box to be a file server at the house. It will mainly be used to share music, pictures, movies with other linux boxes on the network, and one OS X machine. From what I have read NFS ...
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Share Ext4 Partition Over Network

I have an Ext4 partition (not auto-mounted) that I would like to share (entirely) in my home that contains Mac OSX, Windows and Linux machines (currently the most important is sharing with the Mac). ...
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How to turn on Network Discovery and Share between computers with Samba

I have an Ubuntu server. Accessing the server from Windows clients works fine. But the server is not listed among the available PCs on Windows client's Network overview. For windows machines it ...
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How do I mount Samba share as non-root user

Is there a step-by-step tutorial that instructs in detail how to smbmount a Samba share to be used by a non-root user on a Ubuntu 10.04 desktop? Note: there are numerous threads on Google search ...
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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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Share between Ubuntu machines

I'm sure it might be a very easy way to do this, but I haven't found how... I have two machines with Ubuntu 10.10 on the same network (just workgroup, no domain involved). On one of them I have shared ...
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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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What is meaning of 755 permissions in Samba Share

I am experimenting with Samba. I have a RAID drive mounted on /mnt/raiddrives, and I want to share it on my network giving everyone full access to it. The Ubuntu guide says to do something like below ...
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How to enable file sharing between two PCs?

How to enable file sharing between two Ubuntu Oneiric PCs. I have installed Samba both machines I have changed permissions to all create guest accounts file is in home folder Why cant I see shared ...
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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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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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Network share 'remember forever' option doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 11.10 with xfce & gnome, and am dependent on company network infrastructure for windows shares (as well as Outlook, but more on that later). So I also fall under their password policy,...
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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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Share files and printer between two Ubuntu boxes

I have two Ubuntu boxes and want to share files and printer between them. I'm reading about Samba but I have a question: Is Samba only for sharing thing between Ubuntu and Windows? Another question: ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: '...
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Where can I find the mount point for SMB shares in 13.04?

In older Ubuntu releases, you were able to access the SMB shares mounted with Nautilus by going into the ~/.gvfs/ directory. I found it very convenient, since I like to use Nautilus to mount the ...
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How do I set up file sharing between two Ubuntu laptops on my wireless network? [duplicate]

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 12.04. Both connect to the same WIFI network to access internet. How do I connect them to each other so that I can access files on one from another and vice versa? ...
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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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How to automount a gvfs file system on logon

I configured a remote folder in nautilus. I always need this remote folder, so I created a symbolic link to it in my home folder: ln -s ~/.gvfs/remote_folder ~/remote_folder. Though, when I first ...
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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 files in LAN through Samba or SSH

I am able to share files between two Ubuntu machine and Windows machine but I have these problems which I can't solve. When I share files between two Ubuntu machines via LAN Computer1 to Computer2. ...
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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How to discard saved password for samba share in unity?

I access samba shares from unity on Ubuntu 11.10 and saved username/pass for it. Now, I want to use a different username. Each time I go to the share and open it, it just opens without asking for ...
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How can I share files over a Windows network?

I have a media computer which I recently reformatted to Ubuntu 10.04. I am probably just missing something obvious but I can't figure out how to share folders and files, so that I can browse to them ...
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unable to mount samba share on boot (ubuntu 15.10)

I am following MountWindowsSharesPermanently to mount a samba share on boot As said in wiki, I added these lines to /etc/fstab: # auto-mounting the samba share 'Seagates' on raspberry pi //192.168.2....
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unable to install samba on ubuntu 14.04

Trying to install samba and get this error anil@anil:~$ sudo apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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“Mounting cifs URL not implemented yet” when I try to mount a samba share

I have a server for development (Ubuntu 12.04). On that machine, I have a shared folder named "projects". I tried sudo mount -t smbfs smb://192.168.2.28/projects/myProject /mnt/myProject on my ...
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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How do I access a mounted Windows share from the command line?

I use Places > Connect to Server... to connect to a Windows share in my work environment (requires Kerberos authentication). When I do so, I can access the Windows share via Nautilus, but I can't ...
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I cant get samba to set proper permissions on created directories

I have a ubuntu server sharing some folders using samba. When a client creates a new folder or file, the permissions aren't set according to the settings in smb.conf. My current settings for a ...
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No access to Samba shares

I have three shared folders in my local home directory- that is to say, on my Ubuntu desktop's /home/me/. All were set up using "Sharing Options" in Nautilus' right-click menu. The standard "Music" ...
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Connecting to Windows shares using Active Directory?

After upgrading my host to 12.04 I can no longer connect to Windows Shares in my AD (Active Directory) based network. I was able to do it previously using 11.10. I thought it might be an issue with ...
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Where “.gvfs” has gone in 14.04

My question is "simple". Where can I find a local mount point for the Samba shares I'm connected to. In 12.04 it was located under *home/.gvfs*. Thanks in advance for your help. Here is my smb.conf ...
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How can I mount cifs shares in (k)ubuntu 13.04?

In (k)ubuntu 12.10, I could mount a cifs drive (from my Apple Airport Extreme) with sudo mount -t cifs -o user=foobar,password=foobar,rw,hard,nosetuids,noperm //192.168.1.2/Drive ~/mnt/mount_point ...
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Nautilus wants a password when I try connecting to a public Windows share

There is a computer on my network running Windows 7 Professional with a bunch of shared folders and printers available on the default WORKGROUP domain. There is no password for any of these shares and ...
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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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UFW firewall still blocking SMB despite adding rules

I have an Ubuntu PC with ufw firewall (GUI version). I have added the preset Samba service, in and out, and even tried adding the ports manually (135-139, 445, UDP and TCP, in and out), but it still ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 network printing through Windows Samba server

I have to print through a Samba server sharing an HP printer. After upgrading to 12.04 I'm no longer able to get it to work. The printer is shared through a samba server and I need to provide logon ...
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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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How can I access Windows shares after changing DNS servers (e.g. switching to OpenDNS)?

I'm on Maverick trying to access shared folders hosted on Windows machines across a home network. Mysteriously I stopped being able to see them through Nautilus (I couldn't even open Windows network ...
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Windows users unable to access samba share of an external drive

It doesn't seem that many others have had this problem so I thought I'd ask here. Have a server running Ubuntu with 1 internal and 1 external drive. Have a folder shared with samba on the internal ...
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How to force group ownership on samba share?

I have a samba server running on ubuntu server 12.04. Only one folder /sharetest is shared with group storageusers, and users user1, user2, wowza are members of it. Here is smb.conf #=================...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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How to Share folders in 14.04 Server with Gnome

I'm working with a new installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 64 bit. During installation I picked the Samba Server option and I believe that it is running. My intention is that an OS X machine will be ...
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Ubuntu machine not responding to ping from Windows machine on same network

I want to fix this because it seems the reason why I cannot share ubuntu folders with my Windows machine. Windows 7 machine network configuration: IP: 192.168.2.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: ...
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Configuring Samba to allow Use of CUPS printer

Having trouble with samba printing. I have a CUPS printer installed on an Ubuntu 11.04 server and that works great. When I try to configure samba to allow an XP machine to use the printer, it fails ...
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How to access the shared folder between two computers running ubuntu

I have to computers running Ubuntu and I want to share files between those computer. these computers are already connected through a cross cable and sharing internet connection using firestarter. Both ...
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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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Network authentication not working

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Im trying to connect it to my NAS. It connects fine to folders where there are not authentication needed. However, if I try to open a password protected folder it ...
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How do I share a folder on SAMBA?

I want to share my home folder with my Windows machine, but I have no idea how to share the folder. I can't find any up-to-date guides on Google, so how can I share my home directory?