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Cannot access Ubuntu samba shares from Mac OS after install of Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my server, replacing 14.04 (not upgrading it). I gave it the same name (ubuntu-server) as before. I installed Samba and redefined the shares previously established, ...
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How could I configure and properly create a WiFi hotspot in a big corporate lan?

I've went through some tutorials regarding how to build a hotspot under Ubuntu. My Ubuntu is connected in a big corporate lan and will post settings later. $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to setup remote desktop?

I have 2 Ubuntu 14.04 machines running the default Ubuntu desktop, I only have a monitor for one so I'm trying to setup remote desktop on the machine without a monitor. How can I setup the non-monitor ...
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How can I setup an NFS share using a GUI?

Is there a GUI for selecting which folders are shared via NFS?
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More Explanation on File Sharing

In a recent question about configuring file sharing between Ubuntu computers, someone gave the following helpful answer: Samba is intended for sharing between windows and ubuntu. For sharing in ...
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ubuntu wireless hotspot? [duplicate]

I want to know how to share wireless connection and create a wireless hotspot. On Windows i use "netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myssid pass=mypass". And then "netsh wlan start ...
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Configuring Ubuntu to share a folder with read-only access for guests and write for authenticated users

I'm configuring a file server at work. It's an Ubuntu server where I've mounted and shared a hard disk. i.e. Via "Local Network Share" - samba under the hood. This works fine. Users can browse to the ...
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Intranet LAN networking for office PCS

I am a Newbie in Ubuntu. I have 8 new PCs installed with Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to do networking in them. I want to share files in all PC's Ubuntu to Ubuntu which includes sharing a drive and ...
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How do I share a folder on a NTFS partition over the network?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to share a folder on an automounted NTFS partition (/dev/sda4) over the network. The purpose of this network is to share files between computers, it contains mostly ...
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Samba Sharing on Mapped Share

So I'm trying to do something that may not be possible. I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the latest samba. I have a Windows 2008 Storage Server Nas with a shared drive, that I mount in fstab in ...
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Cannot mount Windows 98 SE share over SSH to Ubuntu 14.04

I am in a SSH session to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to mount a Windows 98SE share using the following command: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/uniserv /tmp/uniserv/ -o sec=lanman,servern=Uniplus1 ...
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I cant access Ubuntu from Windows 7

I read and followed easy install instructions for sharing files with Ubuntu. I have three computers, Windows 7 64-bit home premium, Windows Vista and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My problem is that I cant ...
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Does a virtual whiteboard that offers real time editing exist for ubuntu?

I'd like to give a presentation to several people using skype. Now....the thing is that I want them to look at a document that I previously created and give me real time answers to my questions. Is it ...
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Sync packages among Ubuntu(s)

I have a number of Ubuntu computers. I'd like to sync among my computers all .deb packages installed via apt-get install. There were a way before using an Ubuntu One account and Ubuntu Software ...
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How to share folders that are on a partition on a secondary hard drive?

Here's my situation. I have a desktop computer with 2 hard drives in it. Hard drive 1 has windows installed on it and pretty much has nothing to do with this, I think. Hard drive 2 has a partition ...
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How can a share storage between Linux, Windows, and Mac

How can I share an internal hard drive across a network with both Windows and Mac with guest read and write permissions?
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Can't get the shared clipboard to work on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working on a VM that I've recently updated to the 14.04LTS. Although the Guest additions are installed, the support for both clipboard and drag and drop is set to bidirectional, when my mouse ...
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Share directories with Active Directory users

I need to configure an Ubuntu, to share directories. The allowed users are in an Active Directory in Windows 2003 server. Can I use ntlm for that or only kerberos?
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unable to access samba shares in Ubuntu, in windows it works fine

Yesterday I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot with windows 7. I have 2 samba shares which I installed on a pogoplug which I can access perfectly from my windows7 environment. When I try to ...
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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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Error 255 when sharing folder on Ubuntu 12.04

I try to share folder on Ubuntu, the steps I did: Right click on folder I clicked sharing options Then I clicked share this folder Then I clicked create share I got this message :'net ...
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How to execute a “name.desktop” file?

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Link Name=ShareFolder Icon=/usr/share/icons/DPL/NetworkShare.png Name[en_US]=ShareFolder URL=smb://servername/sharefolder This is my .desktop ...
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How to share a folder in the same PC between Ubuntu and Windows

I need to know if its possible to share a folder, so that I can open the files in it from Ubuntu and Windows. At the time, I'm using Windows but planning to move back to Ubuntu but my problem would ...
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Shared printers published on 14.04 cannot be seen by 12.04

I have a laser printer connected via USB to my new 14.04lts 64bit desktop installation. It is set as shared and server settings are set to publish. It prints fine from 14.04 desktop. I have a laptop ...
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Sharing files to another account

I have just opened an account on the system settings on my pc for family members. I want to put some pictures and videos from my account on to theirs.
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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Console freezes on auto-complete of /mnt/folder (CIFS) share

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server that will lock up after an undetermined amount of time when you attempt to tab-auto-complete the path of a CIFS share in the /mnt directory. I mount the share and it seems ...
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Lubuntu and XP file transfer

I now have Lubuntu and XP on my laptop so I am wondering how ( if ) I can transfer files etc from XP to Lubuntu. I realize I could write them all to disc and then presumably load into Lubuntu but I am ...
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Share a folder between Windows 8.1 guest and Ubuntu 14.04 host in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04, with Windows 8.1 running inside VirtualBox. I needed Windows for a number of reasons, mainly for Office and OneDrive (school things). My problem is that I ...
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How to stream my laptop screen to the TV?

Recently I bought a Samsung Smart TV and with my Android mobile phone (using an app called Wifi Display) I can stream what I see on the mobile to the TV. Is this feature available on Ubuntu? I would ...
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How to share files between Windows7(Guest) and Ubuntu 12.04(Host)?

I searched on the internet but all issues have Ubuntu as the Guest. I have VMWare Workstation 8 wherein Windows 7 is installed.
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N2N-Edge VPN and CentOS server

I have one big appeal. I'm newguide in configuring iptables etc... I have at home FreePBX server (on CentOS 6.5) where is installed n2n VPN as service I will name it [S] (adress on home LAN ...
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Co-using folder with root

I'm searching for a workaround for creating a folder which will be fully co-used with root and user including new subdirectories. Example of usage: I have an application which sometimes needs to ...
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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I just Downloaded Ubuntu to my laptop and I noticed that my files like music and pictures aren't here. How can I get them from my Windows 7 part of my computer to the Ubuntu part? Please make it ...
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How to disable samba shared folder password prompt

I have shared a samba folder on ubuntu desktop. Is there a way to disable ubuntu shared folder password prompt when accessed from windows?.
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How to access shared files on Ubuntu from a windows machine?

I have shared a folder on my ext4 drive mounted at /media/data using the GUI. Now it appears in my Places -> Network and I'm able to access it, after giving password, at smb://wim-ubuntu/ab/ ...
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Can't Mount Windows 7 Share on Ubuntu 11.10

Installed Ubuntu 11.10 64bit today and got to a problem. Can't connect to Windows 7 shared folders. I have tried every single method I could find on google. Mount with "mount cifs", "smbmount", ...
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I want a open source(community edition) document management system on Ubuntu which has a web interface [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a PC and have been trying to make it a server for hosting the source code and storing documents of our small company. We have a need to run a document management ...
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How to share ethernet over wifi without creating access point?

I have company internet with internal IP and proxy settings, I want to share this Ethernet connection over wifi, but creating accesspoint is somehow not working may be due to IP architecture, I want ...
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Access files from my nas

So I switched from XP to Ubuntu. Install was pretty easy, partly because I have all my data on a nas. The very first I needed to do with my new Ubuntu environment was to send a file from my nas to ...
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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 to find “only” IP addresses in a Local Area Network

sudo arp-scan --interface=eth0 --localnet I know the above command works fine but it outputs everything like MAC address etc, etc. But I need to find only IP addresses. Is it possible ?
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Skip if server needs a password in Local Area Network

I have a list of IP's for computers in my LAN, I don't want to enter password for computers that require password, So I would like to skip such PC's. gvfs-mount smb://servername I'm using the above ...
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Permissions issue with netatalk

I set up an Ubuntu 12.04 server recently for my business, and we installed netatalk so we could share company files to our Mac computers. Here is the line we used in our AppleVolumes.default file: ...
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Sharing File between 2 ubuntu machines

Sorry for asking what is most probably an already answered question. I have 2 machines running 12.04 (desktop and a laptop) and I want to move nearly 50gig of files from one to the other in the most ...
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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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how do i share my mobile internet connection via wifi in ubuntu 12.04

Newbie here. I am trying to use share my 3g mobile internet connection but don't know how to do this. Any working ideas on how to do this?
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Running in a VM. How can I access the host computer's files? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM, which is running on a Win7 host. How can I access the host computer's files?
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Adding a network folder to Clementine library

I have 2 machines running Ubuntu. One of them contains a music library on its windows partition. I can connect to that computer's music library via 'connect to server' and save that location as a ...
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How to make my Ubuntu show on a Windows Workgroup

It's been a while that i'm a owner of an ubuntu (10.10) laptop. In our office every one is using windows.and our workgroup is simply WORKGROUP. i've installed samba, and it's conf is so: workgroup ...