SMB is an abbreviation for samba, the program in Ubuntu that allows you to communicate with Windows computers, sharing files and folders, etc. See samba.org for more information.

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SMBD encounters error

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the longest time, then suddenly, after restarting my Ubuntu box, file sharing stopped. I uninstall, re-install, stop and start the service remotely and from the PC ...
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Samba File Sharing - Copying Folder

I have file sharing enabled on my Mac. I am trying to copy files from my Mac to my Linux box. On my Linux box (Ubuntu) I am able to access my mac's files. When I try to copy a folder from the Mac to ...
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Permission problem with files created by Deluge

Recently my second hard disk, sdb1, broke on my Ubuntu server, it was mounted as multimedia in /home/user/multimedia and Deluge is downloading my torrents to this directory. When sdb1 disk died, I ...
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Cannot connect to Windows 8.1 share with smbclient

I'm having trouble connecting to a windows share using smbclient. I get the error protocol negotiation failed: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_RESET. I've checked within windows that the share is availble, by ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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Diagnosing Samba

I have set up network shares on three Ubuntu computers in my LAN using system-config-samba. For a while were were able to browse each others network-shared directories, but now it is not working. ...
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Trying to establish a remote SMB connection over SSH

Please be gentle with me I'm new to Ubuntu and have a basic network knowledge! I'm trying to establish an SMB share via a secure ssh connection from a windows PC to a remote Ubuntu machine. Some ...
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SMB sharing problems

I have three 'puters at home: Mac running 10.9.5 HP Laptop 1 Ubuntu 14.04 HP Laptop 2 (work) dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Problem 1 Connecting From Mac to Ubuntu smb://192.168.1.3 Pop up ...
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How to access a Windows share via Linux?

I've a windows shared folder which I can access by typing \\share\files\ in "run". I need to use that in Ubuntu. So I added \\share\files\ /mnt/share/ cifs guest,uid=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0 in ...
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How to process output from smbclient

I connected to a Windows share using smbclient. In smbclient shell I can't pass an argument (ls -lh)! I can't place a pipe (ls | grep 4547)! I can't even redirect output to a file like in a basic ...
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How can I use rsync over AFP and SMB protocols?

I have a Lacie CloudBox NAS drive. I can acces the folders with no problems via the file explorer, however I would like to use rsync to sync some files. I have used rsync before to sync folders on a ...
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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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SMB/CIFS fail on boot after power outage. Ubuntu 14.04

The other night my breaker tripped and took out the power in my office. Upon reboot I found that my boot got hung up and it was saying "files/public/" would not mount so I was able to skip or enter ...
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How is my computer connecting to SMB (Samba Shares)?

My computer connects to Samba Shares all on its own. I also have computers showing up in networking. I am booting Kubuntu 14.04 from CD on a Toshiba C650 laptop. Any suggestions on how to not connect ...
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Samba share not in smb.conf

I'm creating a new File Server for a customer, and decided to load the KDE desktop so that the customer could manage shares and not have to use the CLI. I set up Samba and shared 3 folders through ...
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Cannot write network share

I'm trying to set up my personal computer to access my work file shares. I mounted successfully and I can read files just fine, but I have no write access. Here is the line I added to my fstab: ...
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Sharing folders in NTFS partitions in a network with SMB

I have a computer on my office with Ubuntu 14.04 and a laptop with the same configuration. I would like to share a folder I have in the office computer inside the network. I went to this folder and ...
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fstab won't mount SMB/CIFS share in Ubuntu 14.04 (after upgrade from 12.04 LTS)

I have a NAS network file server which under Ubuntu 12.04LTS I used to automatically mount using the following entry in my fstab file: //nas-A0-B9-AF/public /opt/Z cifs ...
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Cannot login after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and faced the filesystem check or mount failed issue as described here: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed The solution worked but ...
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Permanent Windows share mounting

As this is a very basic topic, I have read many documentation about it online and none of them seems to work, I have tried several ways but I want to know if anybody has been successful with this so ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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Is there a browser based front end for searching files on my server?

Searching on local clients over SMB is crazy slow and the users in the office will struggle with locate | grep. Is there a frontend I can run in the browser for my users to find files? I've had Sphinx ...
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How can I get new /etc/samba folder?

I have manually removed /etc/samba folder, hoping that reinstalling Samba would create a fresh one so I could have new smb.conf file with default settings. Is there a way to restore this folder or ...
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How hold smb in Personal folder? [duplicate]

When I turn on my Ubuntu 14 I have always search my smb. But I use every day, How can I hold smb in Personal folder? See the pics below
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Nautilus connect to server in Ubuntu 14.04 fails to connect to iSeries V5R4

I have been successfully using the (excellent) Nautilus 'Connect to Server' feature for some time prior to Ubuntu 14.04 to access network drive shares on IBM iSeries (AS/400, IBMi, i5) running OS/400 ...
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Copy a file from ubuntu server to a nas drive

I would like to use a script to copy a sql file to a nas drive location. for example it would copy backup.sql to //10.1.1.124/backup/Backups.
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How to fix a “Software caused connection abort” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I just performed a clean install (not an upgrade) to Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit, PC desktop ISO) on a PC that previously had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Upon trying to restore my \home directory from a Samba ...
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Share name only without disk or comments in smbclient

smbclient -L 172.17.88.43 gives the list of share names, disk, and comment like this: path is 172.17.88.43 Sharename Type Comment --------- ---- ------- ADMIN$ ...
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Why is 'gvfs-mount' not working after a force stop

'gvfs-mount' doesn't work after using a ctrl+z once and reusing 'gvfs-mount' back again. Consider the situation :: gvfs-mount smb://172.17.88.47 Password required for 172.17.88.47 User [nanda]: ^Z ...
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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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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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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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smb authentication not working

I've recently created a windows file share (SMB). On linux however, it just says "Unable to mount location Failed to mount windows share" instead of asking for a username & password. On the shares ...
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Does anyone know how to connect to network Drives using scripts?

I've looked around, but I couldn’t find anything that worked. I'm trying to create a script that runs at startup which connects to my colleges network folder(smb://stuff/stuff). This script would ...
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Samba cannot share folder - cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID

After successful samba sharing already few days ago I have the same thing today yet I have received the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name ...
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access specific folder on Ubuntu VirtualBox from Windows host

Need to access /etc folder which resides on Ubuntu guest (VirtualBox) from Windows 7 host. VM working on NAT, Guest Additions Installed along with SMB. Any ideas, gentlemen's? Shared Folders Option in ...
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Size limit when mounting CIFS share

Is there a limit to the size of the CIFS share you can mount? I have a users who was previously able to mount one of our cifs shares, but once I extended the size of the share from 6TB to 8TB, he ...
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SMB share in-accessible from any PC, mac, android

I used to share directories from Ubuntu 12 to all other PCs on network, but since I clean-installed Ubuntu 13.1, shares are created and visible but they are in-accessible form the other machines ...
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Cannot connect to windows8 using nautilus/smb

In nautilus (running ubuntu 13.04) I am trying to connect to a windows8 machine using the following url: smb://user@xxx.xx.xx.xxx Followed by entering the password that I also use when doing a ...
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What does NT_STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED mean when using smbclient to connect to a samba share?

Symptoms: You can mount a NetApp 'shared drive' using the mount program fine. But if you try to browse it using smbclient, you get this error when it fails to connect: session setup failed: ...
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Mounted cifs share but no write permissions

Have reinstalled Ubuntu on my web dev server. On the old one I had an smbfs share setup to access a share over the local network to other Ubuntu boxes. It was setup using the following and worked fine ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 : Unble to install smbfs

I am trying to install smbfs on my ubuntu 12.10, and face the following problem. I have tried uninstalling and resinstalling samba, still same errors. $ sudo apt-get install smbfs Reading package ...
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How do I connect to USB HDD on BT Homehub 3?

I have a home network, based around a BT Homehub 3. My understanding is that whilst the BT Homehub 3 is essentially a linux machine, it uses windows (SMB) networking. I also have an HTPC based on ...
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Setting Up Scanning With Konica Minolta Bizhub 350

I'm trying to get a Konica Minolta Bizhub 350 network printer to send scanned documents to a desktop station. I've been trying to achieve this through smb but with no luck, I'm not exactly sure what ...
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Problems with SMB shares: Is it possible to downgrade gvfsd-smb?

Since upgrading to Raring my work using SMB-shares has become painful. Access randomly hangs, processes stop etc. I believe I suffer from this bug. My question is: can I downgrade gvfsd-smb? On ...
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How to back up to a FreeNAS box?

I have a FreeNAS box running 8.3, with a password protected SMB share. How would I set up deja dup to work with that share? I can switch to an AFP or NFS share, if need be.
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How can I mount cifs shares in (k)ubuntu 13.04?

In (k)ubuntu 12.10, I could mount a cifs drive (from my Apple Airport Extreme) with sudo mount -t cifs -o user=foobar,password=foobar,rw,hard,nosetuids,noperm //192.168.1.2/Drive ~/mnt/mount_point ...
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samba setup completely broken

I have been trying to configure samba for a while now. as I had completely broken my setup, i followed the post on this site to completely reset samba to the defaults. (see How do I completely reset ...
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Copying from mount share drive to local folder through script

This is my first time trying to work with Linux Scripts so this may be something obvious. Here is what I am trying to do: Remove all contents from local folder - rm /home/user/Documents/Exercise/ ...