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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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Problem sharing a folder on intranet using samba

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit installed on a laptop. There is a folder that I want to share over my office's intranet. So I configured the share with samba. I don't want anyone else to write or ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Trying to use Lubuntu as a simple server in a Windows-8 network

I have a couple of Windows-8 machines and a Win-7, and I'd like to use a small ASUS-eee running Lubuntu 14.04 as a simple fileserver for limited data that I usually need on one PC or the other. I have ...
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Connection to a Noontec N5 NAS problem

I can't seem to connect to my Noontec N5 NAS no matter what I try. Windows has no issues and it's apparently possible. I have searched the interwebs and found nothing about this. Has anyone else had ...
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How to access samba share on super network?

I have 3 layers of networks at home. 192.168.2.XXX is part of 192.168.1.XXX. 192.168.1.XXX is part of 192.168.0.XXX. My samba server is placed on the 192.168.0.XXX network. When using ES File ...
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Samba server doesn't notice changed password

I've tied samba to unix passwords via security = user and unix password sync = yes Previously this has worked very well. I recently upgraded my server to 14.04 (server) though. I changed my ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...