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

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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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Slow gvfs Samba Performance

if I use/acces a Samba Share using Nautilus or manually using "gvfs-mount smb://SERVER-IP/Share" I get a poor Performance, only about 7 mb/s on my 100 Mbit Network. If I access the same Share on ...
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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: 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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Saving an excel file on a windows shared folder using wine

I'm not sure if anyone can help with this particular scenario but here goes. I am currently running MS Office 2010 (Home and Business) on Ubuntu 13.10 using PlayOnLinux. I'm able to open excel files ...
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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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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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Samba share - slow buffering problem after switching to 13.04

Lately I switched from 12.10 to 13.04 (clean installation) and since then I'm experiencing annoying problem with my network storage. I have a MyBookLive network drive connected to wireless router. I ...
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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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Can a printer user code be entered in the printer settings gui?

I managed to get my Ubuntu laptop to do wifi printing at the university in Australia where I study, I was told that only windows using only Internet Explorer can print (not even Mac) as they have a ...
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Clone GIT from SAMBA network share

Has anybody successfully cloned GIT repository to Ubuntu from a SAMBA network share? I have access over file manager and can ls over command line, but cannot clone Also, in git cola, qgit and gitg I ...
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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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Why the difference between Samba sharing inside Home folder and outside (eg: mounted device)

With Samba, when I share inside my home folder, I only need to right click the folder I want to share (Let's assume it is on the Desktop) and select Sharing Options, then just select the options I ...
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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 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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CONTINUED: Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

The answer given to the original question, on Ubuntu Saucy, made my Personal File Sharing options disappear from the Unity Search tool. Initially I installed sudo apt-get install samba ...
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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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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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Samba File Sharing over Wan

How do I get access to smb over wan. I can access the server over lan. I've forward port 445, but when I try to connect, the connection times out. I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 as the server and ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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Connection from samba to LDAP server failed

I use samba and LDAP for file sharing and directory service. Some days ago, I noticed that samba has problem in connection to the LDAP service while beforehand it was working properly. But still the ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Cannot access my Ubuntu PC from my Windows PC without IP address?

I have Ubuntu 12.4 on a laptop and Windows XP on another laptop. I can see all the Windows PCs fine on the Ubuntu laptop however I am unable to see the Ubuntu laptop from the Windows laptop without ...
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Using a NAS as a collective dump, with symlinks for whoever uploaded each file

I have a local machine that was sitting around & doing very little, so I decided to turn it into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) machine, with a 40GB disk for Ubuntu (13.10), a 160GB disk that's ...
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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 ...
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How to login to a secured folder with Samba?

So I made a directory for samba and it works. Now I secured it and I can't acces it. I followed these steps: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/samba-fileprint-security.html And followed till: ...
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Why can't I move folders to network share that I have 777 permissions?

I have a network share on an Ubuntu machine sharing through samba. Accessing it on Windows machines, I have full access to read/write. From my other Ubuntu machines, I show read/write access and ...
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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 ...
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Changing permission for 'Public' folder always failed

I have 2 PC using ubuntu(I assume PC 1 and PC 2), and I always share a file or folder for each other. I know that I have to right click first, choose Sharing Options and check Share this folder. ...
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Is any SVN can link to samba user?

I am using ubantu machine to share the files to mac, window and Linux machine by using samba share. Each users have their own user account to access samba folder but folders are common. So like to to ...
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Asking authentication when connecting to windows share

We are using Ubuntu Clients in my company... recently i have updated the clients from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 12.04.. I have done the following installed Ubuntu 12.04 Installed Latest updates ...
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File transfer speeds different depending on direction of file transfer Windows-Ubuntu 13.4

I have a small home network with an Ubuntu 13.4 HTPC attached to a gigabit switch in one room and a Win7 PC attached to another gigabit switch in another room. On Ubuntu: Simple cut and paste file ...
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Backing up NAS data to local hard drive

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. The only thing I still do in Windows is use Double Image to backup my data from my D-Link DNS 321 NAS to a local hard drive. Once I learn how to do such ...
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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Windows PC not showing on network on Ubuntu PC

I'm trying to establish file and folder sharing between a Windows 8 PC, and an Ubuntu PC. I've added both the PC to the same Workgroup. I can see the Ubuntu PC on my Windows network locations. The ...
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NFS server very slow when mounted separate NFS drive goes offline

We have server A serving files to users on a network via samba. It's running out of space, so we decided to mount an NFS share (server B) onto server A, under our previously shared samba share. It ...
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samba share, how to auto mount unmounted ntfs shared folders

I have a working samba ntfs shared folders, but they have to be mounted first before I can open them from another computer. Is there a way to auto mount them?
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Mounting samba share with root priveleges 12.10

How to permanently mount samba share with root priveleges? I've used this FAQ but still getting the same error. The point is i don't want to send credentials in plane text. User credentials file: ...
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Can not connect to ubuntu samba server using dolphin

SERVER INFO Ubuntu 12.04 32bit on toshiba laptop connection ethernet CLIENT INFO Powerbook g4 powerpc dual booting mac osx 10.5.8 and Debian wheezy KDE PROBLEM I know that the server is working just ...
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Applications cannot access network shares via Samba?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed (I'm running KDE 4.8 instead of unity). Samba share via Dolphin works absolutely fine. I have access to all my files on my Windows PC. However, when it comes to open ...
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Why I cannot see network shares on nautilus?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not able to see my workgroup and network shares when clicking on Browse network in nautilus. This is very important for my work. I can access Windows and Ubuntu folders ...
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Backup to remote win machine

I have to backup my data to a remote machine. The local machine run ubuntu 10.04 and the remote machine run winXP. Googling I found several discussion about this argument but none of them helps me to ...