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

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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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PCManFM (Lubuntu 14.04) not Seeing Other Network Computers

Something has changed recently, and I can't figure out what. I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Samba and CUPS and several shared drives (frankenstein). Everything worked fine ...
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CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected

I am having a odd issues my CIFS drive. It won't mount at boot and also when the system has booted, I have tried again with mount -a but no success. It will however mount with the mount -t command and ...
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Samba keeps warning 'Session closed for user nobody'. Why?

I've set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server, using Samba to share files to our Windows clients. Everything appears to be working correctly, but while checking my auth logs, I see the line 'session closed for ...
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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: 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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Samba, PAM and encrypted home directory

So, I have an encrypted home, PAM usually unwraps the passphrase via /etc/pam.d/common-auth and /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive. This works fine for SSHD sessions, however when I open up a ...
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Implications of setting “usershare owner only = false” in smb.conf

I'm using Wubi and want to share a directory from the (Win8) host via Samba. When I try to do this using Nautilus I receive the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare ...
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Sharing SAMBA shares across subnets

I have Samba servers dotted around different regions all connected via site to site IPSEC VPN, I can ssh into each one using their respective IP’S. I have main region, and sub regions. This issue is ...
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Weird dialog box says Error: success ..?

What can cause this strange error dialog to pop up? The message just says 'success'. I was trying to copy a file from my desktop to my laptop over smb protocol, and the file does seems to have ...
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samba file sharing error

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID. The connection was refused. Maybe smbd is not running. This is what i get when i try to share a folder ...
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Access Samba Share using Active Directory (LDAP)

I have Samba installed in our server and it is running fine. We have hundreds of folders in Samba share, and we use user.map to map list of users to specific folder in smb.share file. Since users are ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 14.04 Samba share via Windows 7

I'm sorry to ask what seems to be such a popular, over-asked question but I've done my digging and can't, for the life of me, log into my Ubuntu 14.04 samba share with Windows 7. Here's my smb.conf ...
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smbtree not finding my samba shares, but I can connect to shares using Mac client

I'm trying to use smbtree to view samba shares on my local network. Several of those shares are hosted on my own server, which I am running all these commands on. I know the shares exist because I can ...
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problems with accessing shared folder from ubuntu to ubuntu

I have samba installed on both ubuntu 14.04 machines, and they're are both connected to the same network. + I have apache installed on the desktop machine. I made a shared folder in my home folder on ...
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can't connecto to Samba Server on NAS

here is the deal. I bought a NAS which is SMB and FTP Server. In Summary, FTP works but Samba doesn't. Here is the topology: If I try to connect with nautilus: $ nautilus smb://erlington@192.168....
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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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Cannot print from Windows and printer disapears after reboot

I have a home server running Ubuntu 12.04 and have successfully installed my printer (HP Photosmart B109a) on it with hplip. Printed a test page and printed a file from my terminal using: cat ...
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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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Samba and Groups

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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samba : unstable access to shares - INVALID ARGUMENT

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, I'm having some problems with smb shares, they work fine but after some time, they get unacessible, the error thrown is INVALID ARGUMENT, any of you had this problem? Thanks in ...
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LDAP Client change Unix and Samba password

I have to work in a mixed Windows/Linux world as far as desktop clients are concerned. I've got a central OpenLDAP server with Samba3 that serves a fake windows domain which keeps the Windows guys ...
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Unable to print on network printer Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 on Ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I'm no longer able to print using the Ricoh Aficio MP C3001 printer that is accessible via samba on the network. Job completes normally but nothing gets ...
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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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How can I view my stored media on my PS3 on my Ubuntu server?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server and setup Samba I believe to use as a general use home server. How do I go about making this server available to my PS3 so that I can view my stored media on my ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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Mounted samba share hangs /media and df -h when cable disconnected

Encountered behavior: Unplugging an ethernet cable on which a samba share has been mounted will cause: a. the /media to become inaccessible. b. df -h to hang indefinitely Why does this occur on (l)...
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ubuntu server/samba file sharing disconnection during use

I apologise in advance if i include needless information; Firstly my network is setup with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS -> netgear modem router -> ethernet cable -> belkin router as wireless access point -...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs username=winuser,...
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Why does my samba shares becomes unnaccesible after a while using them?

I have a 12.04LTS server setup with samba so that I can access my share from windows machine. my problem is that I can sometimes connect to the share and after a short while the share is not ...
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Samba share for everyone inside network

I'm sure this is really easy but can get it working and don't know if it's some kind of permisson or what. I have one disk mounted as a backup disk in my "server" machine, and want to share this ...
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Multiple Samba workgroups

Samba share "scanning" when just clicking on the network tab works perfect when the workgroup setting matches the windows workgroup workgroup = WORKGROUP This is fine for a desktop but when I ...
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Unable to access limited access folder from Windows 7 PC

I am a complete novice at Ubuntu and Linux systems in general. I have wanted to play around with the OS for years and finally set up a spare computer and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2. My goal is to make ...
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problem sharing printer via samba in Ubuntu server 12.04

I have cannon ImageRunner 1133 I want to share it through samba with cups server installed on Ubuntu server 12.04 it works all fine I installed samba and cups server ubuntu and windows clients can ...
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Can't see Windows shares from Ubuntu PC's when I boot a second Windows PC

I used the information on this page: http://www.sitepoint.com/ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise-pangolin-file-sharing-with-samba/ down to and including the "configuring winbind" section. IF I have the ...
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Cannot print from Java application on Samba printer, but can on network printer

I have strange problem with printing from Ubuntu, and cannot figure how to solve it. Running some custom Java application on Ubuntu 12.04, and it have to print some of the content. It can print ...
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Windows 7 won't let me connect to my Ubuntu samba share

I set up samba on my 12.04 Ubuntu install. I shared a folder from my home directory. When I go to my Windows 7 box, I can see the Ubuntu box on the network, but when I try to connect, I get a "...
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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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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 set up dual NICs?

so I have just got a new motherboard for my Ubuntu 12.04 server and it has dual Gigabit Intel NICs. I use the server as an SMB file server and a Plex Media Server. Currently, I have 1 NIC connected ...
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Invalid encoding on shared folder mounted via fstab, but not in GUI

Mounting the folder via Network in Nemo shows all filename correctly, but when doing via Fstab with this code... //servername/sharedfolder /media/mountedfolder cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=...
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NAS won't mount at boot but will mount with mount command after boot

NAS won't auto-mount at boot - no answers CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected - not related, sudo mount -a works for me CIFS mount through fstab not ...
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Connecting to Windows 10 Network from Xubuntu (14.04.4) File Manager

I would like to access my shared folders on my Windows 10 laptop (and see what I can see from Windows) from the Xfce File Manager's Browse Network. It can see the computer by name and also lists ...
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Lose mount with external folder

I have a project that run in a virtual linux server, when a user upload a file, the server store it in a folder in other windows server. To connect the server I had modify the /etc/fstab file: //SRV-...
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how can I get my fstab mounts working if they won't mount on bootup?

CIFS mount through fstab not mounting at boot The suggested answers (a typo in fstab; _netdev) have no effect. However when I mount them with sudo mount -a there are no issues and they are mounted. ...
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Some Samba shares are not visible on network but still accessible by address

This has happened for as long as I can remember. Nautilus/Caja shows a shared icon on the folders, and they are accessible from Windows by typing in their folder name, but they don't show up in the ...
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Add Network Location to Unity Bar

I have a NAS device on my network. I can access the device by clicking the Network button on the left sidebar of Nautilus and selecting the device and share folder from there. I can also bookmark the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 And Samba share

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with mate, I am connected to my home network, but it seems like it's not possible to access Samba shared drive on the network. I correctly see the network resources but ...