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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
991 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
399 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
297 views

Trying to access Windows 8 computer asks for password 14.04 LTS

I have installed Samba share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - I can see my Windows machine via 'Browse Network' but when I double click the icon it asks me to verify my username, workgroup and password. The ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
302 views

Unable to get Windows File Sharing (Samba) to Work Under Ubuntu

I would like to set up an Ubuntu machine, where I can store movies, series and music. I managed to get a working share running, setup to /srv/samba/share. I can access the share from my Windows ...
2
votes
0answers
364 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
323 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
557 views

13.10 - Samba mount error: Could not resolve address

Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and smbclient I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
201 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
342 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
131 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
277 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
538 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
238 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
147 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
233 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
244 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
322 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
493 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
276 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Slow network and file copy performance

I'm experiencing a weird problem with my Kubuntu installation. I'm running 14.4 now that was upgraded at least twice using the built-in distribution upgrade. The problems started after the last ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

I can not print on Windows 7 shared printer

For a while I can not print from my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit pc on a Windows 7 shared printer. Before that everything was ok. The printer is HP LaserJet 1100. The error message is: "File ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Error 255 samba share simple file share Ubuntu 14.04

I have been using simple file share on Ubuntu 12.04 for several years not a problem now I have up graded to 14.04 all the problems error 255, tried all sights to fix the problem nothing works even ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

CUPS, shared printer, Windows drivers, point and print

I know this is a commonly asked question but I'm read up everything I can find, and I think I'm very nearly there! The setup is: Headless Ubuntu Trusty machine with CUPS and SAMBA installed, ready ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Can't use network printer via samba, how to debug the problem?

I've got a network printer available through samba and I'd like to use it from my Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately simply adding it through Printers is not enough. If I try to use it it says: Connection ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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] ...
1
vote
0answers
219 views

Ubuntu 14.04: VMWare fusion 6.0.3 Share is getting removed after newest update and reboot

I have a mac book pro, and run VMWare fusion 6 on it to run ubuntu at the same time as OSx. When I first attemped to do this, I couldn't get the share to work after initial sudo apt-get update for ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Log in through windows network and mount home via samba

I'm a teacher in high school and I would like my pupils use Linux instead of the old and broken Windows. Here is the description of the current network: the pupils log on Windows session through a ...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

Mounted network share does not list all subfolders

I am running Ubuntu Server CLI i386 version and have mounted several network shares by editing the /etc/fstab file and then issuing a mount -a command. All 4 of these shares work, except I am having a ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Why can't my other Ubuntu machines have read/write access to my samba shares, when Windows machines do?

I have a samba share set up on my server, and most of my other machines are running Ubuntu. On my Ubuntu machines, I end up with read-only access to my files, but Windows machines can read and write. ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Samba Slow between Mac and Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am having trouble with speed of access between iMacs running Mavericks and an Ubuntu Server using Samba. The server (12.04) is running on a former Dell PC with 3Gb RAM and a 2.8Ghz Pentium server. ...
1
vote
0answers
609 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

RSAT not Connecting When Trying to Administer Samba Domain on Ubuntu

I have created a domain server on Ubuntu using Samba. I have managed to connect to this domain using my windows 7 pro laptop. The guide I used to configure the samba domain on Ubuntu ...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
184 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

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 ...