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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14.04 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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Error in accessing windows file (present in shared folder) from ubuntu [Coding]

I am a linux newbie and have been writing an app to transfer files from any shared locations on the network. Whether its windows or linux hosting the shared folder/files and my app running on windows ...
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Howto force user/password on mixed anonymous readonly / user read-write smb share

I'm trying to force user credentials on a share Samba share that can also be mounted anonymously in read-only mode. I've tried using: gvfs-mount smb://marc@phi.local/photo With marc@phi.local ...
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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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LibreOffice freezes when accessing remote files (Samba / SMB share)

I am working on Ubuntu 13.04 and i have a network in which there are also some windows PCs. When i try to open some excel or word file from the windows PC, LibreOffice hangs and shows a white screen ...
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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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How to share exfat external hard drive over smb?

The permissions for the drive are all for the root user and I do not know how to change them. The drive is a 3tb Toshiba Canvio formatted as exFAT. I can read and write but when I try to share it says ...
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Using Ubuntu to backup NTFS to SMB (zfs)

I'm trying to rescue a friend's borked Vista machine. I've created an Ubuntu boot disk and mounted both her NTFS partitions, and I'm trying to back everything up before attempting the rescue. I've ...
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Since upgrading to 13.10 I lost the ability to access network resources

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, I am unable to access network resources. The procedure I'm following is this; Open Files Click on Browse Network Click on Windows Network As soon I perform the ...
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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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Writing to Transcend Wifi SD Card

Has anyone had any luck in writing to a Transcend Wifi SD Card, be it using SMB, FTP or whatnot? I read about the successful rooting of one of these. My use case: My TV is quite oldschool but has ...
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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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Application blocked after resume [12.04]

After resume I can't run some apps (gedit, evince, ...) Nothing happen. And after ~10 minutes it launches, all blocked app in same time. But sometimes only a reboot will work to resolve it. With a ps ...
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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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Created a Samba share but when I view the share the folders are shown as files

Here is the setup Computer A = Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Computer B = Work PC (AD) Computer C = Home Laptop Computer B initiates SSH with reverse tunneling to Computer A Computer A successfully mounts ...
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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/ ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 connection issue

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu on a PC and it's all going great. However I have an issue when trying to connect to my server running Windows Home Server 2011. Ubuntu says it "Cannot mount the ...
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Need help with samba and XBMC

I have honestly spent at least 6 to 8 hours trying to get this to work. Here's what I've got. Ubuntu-server file server Rasberry Pi with Xbian Several Windows 7 Machines I've set up a samba share ...
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How do I access a password protected share from nautilus?

I can access the server and non password protected shares by using the following commands: ctrl + l smb://server/share I can connect to the share using smbclient //server/share -U I can connect ...
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How to configure samba not to share or not to disply shares?

How can I configure samba so that I can connect to a WORKGROUP with boxes with diffeerent op systems but not to share or hide the shares from other boxes?
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Problem with smb-shares in nautilus

I have major problem with SMB-shares in nautilus. When I try to copy large files it stops working after a few minuts. Sometimes I get a error message to check my internet connection but often I don't ...
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How do I mount Zyxel NSA310 shares?

I have a Zyxel NSA310 NAS, which is working fine with Windows machines in the house. I've also successfully created and mounted an NFS share on the two Ubuntu machines. But I'd like to mount the ...
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automount smb share customization

as a new linux user, used Ubuntu 12.10, I tried several tweaks with the SMB shares. I followed this tutorial to mount permanently 4 SMB shares from my local NAS. To resume, I : edit /etc/fstab ...
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where i can find nas share drive nautilus mounted in terminal

Exactly like the title, I managed to open smb nas share from nautilus and bookmark it or map it for future access. Now i'd like to access it using terminal. I tried to find it under /mnt or /media ...
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Samba 3.6 and Samba4

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and samba 3.6 (the version of samba that is installed for Ubuntu 12.10, by default). Everything works fine. I can access shared folders and shared printers of Windows ...
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Unable to mount smb share. “Please select another viewer and try again”

This don't think this is the typical, "I can't mount a windows share" post. I am using stock Ubuntu 12.04. I am pretty sure this is a Nautilus issue, but I have reached a dead end. I have one share ...