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

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Why do samba users need to log on to the server first?

For my students, I am setting up an ubuntu server as an webserver and Samaba file server. Students are all given a local account. I have added folders to Samba to share with the students. They are ...
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Problem mounting samba shares in 15.10 (it worked in 15.04 !!)

With 15.04 (running inside VirtualBox), I used the technique descibed here and it worked fine. //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs ...
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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: 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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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 SMB Performance

if I use/acces a SMB 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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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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Automatically install printers shared on Windows Domain

All of the resources I can find provide detailed instructions for sharing Linux printers with Windows over SAMBA. I would like to do the opposite. I currently have CUPS configured so that it can add ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is Rhythmbox constantly downloading MP3 files while playing them?

I observed a strange phenomenon with my Rhythmbox: it seems that Rhythmbox is constantly downloading a MP3 file while playing it. My setup My home server (hostname nas) which host the MP3 files uses ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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Samba share stopped working for me a few weeks ago

A few weeks ago I believe there was some updates to samba on my 14.04 server. Ever since then, when trying to connect from my windows machines I can get to the point of seeing the folders, but when I ...
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Samba authentication fails

I have been endlessly searching for what went wrong, and can't figure it out. There is a lot that I still don't understand about working with samba on Ubuntu, so if something looks noobish, I am ...
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How to make Samba require a password to access a printer?

I have a printer hosted on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that I've been tasked with locking down. The printer needs to be accessible to both legitimate Windows (7/10) and Ubuntu 14.04 users, but not generally ...
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trying to connect ubuntu with windows xp using samba server

I am facing the following problems when I am using samba server to share folders between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP. First, I create two folders in Ubuntu then share it to a local network by using ...
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Security risk of shared folder outside home folder

I recently set up a shared folder over my network sharing files that are located on hard drives attached to my Ubuntu machine with an Android home theatre system. Since I am NOT the owner of the ...
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Transferring files from Ubuntu to Windows

Tried to use the method suggested here How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows? Where i installed samba in the ubuntu. Everything went fine except when it came to accepting the username and ...
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UFW is blocking “gvfsd-smb-browse” on changing ports

I have a problem connecting to the samba shares between two of my computers. One is a Laptop and the other a Destop-PC, both running Ubuntu-Gnome 15.10. It changes from which Computer I can connect to ...
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Ubuntu Server joining an Active Directory Windows Domain

The gist of what I want to do is add some Ubuntu Server hosts to my Windows Active Directory (2008r2 level), limit access to each server via a group, then further limit the sudo permissions on the ...
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winbind and passwd issues

I successfully configured a Ubuntu 15.10 Workstation to authenticate against Active Directory. The only thing left so far is the ability to change the Active Directory password. When I enter the ...