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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How do applications open from/save to smb shares?

When, in different applications, using the menu to open/save files, the dialog that appears might offer different choices. A lot of them lacks the ability to browse the network and connect to (in my ...
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How to access a Windows share from Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 12.04 and previous versions, I can easily install smbfs and running smb://server/share from Nautilus works! But, in 12.10, I can't install smbfs. Trying to install it from the terminal, I ...
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Mounting with Nautilus works but fstab gives “Host is down” error?

I'm connecting to my university's VPN so I can connect to the network drive. The VPN seems to be working fine and I can connect to the drive by typing the address into Nautilus and entering my login ...
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How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password?

I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only). I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the ...
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Cannot access Windows Shares on Win-7 from Ubuntu 10.04 after Copied files from another Win-7

Hi I know Samba problems is all over the places. But I am through with searching none of the solution worked for me (Disable firewall, Install that lib, Config smb.conf and stuffs) Actually the ...
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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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Authentication issue with CUPS 5.3.1 on SMB Printer

I am trying to print to a samba printer via CUPS. I have configured the printer allright, but there seems to be a problem with authentication. The error message I get is Session setup failed: ...
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Sharing between new install and Windows 7 boxes not working, either direction. Printers & folders

I don't seem to be able to share between my Ubuntu (fresh install) and any of my Windows machines. I tried using this guide: How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7. The ...
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fstab automount smb fails

I'm trying to automount some drives with smb with fstab entries as such. # auto mount hda shares //hda/DeannasDocs /home/deanna/DeannasServerDocs cifs user=deanna,pasword=** 0 0 //hda/Music ...
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can't find connect to server (SMB) on fresh ubuntu 12.04

I can't find the connect to server dialog that had the SMB mount option? was it removed? is there an alternative?
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Unable to mount OSX 10.8 file share with CIFS from Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying (and failing) to mount a share hosted on my OSX laptop, onto my Ubuntu 12.04 server. The server is a Vbox vm running on a macbook air. This is my /etc/fstab entry ...
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Why is my machine unable to mount my SMB drives (“CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation”, return code -115)?

I have a machine running Precise (12.04 x64), and I cannot mount my SMB drives (I have 3, we'll call them public, private and download). It used to work (a week or two ago) and I didn't touch fstab! ...
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Proper fstab entry to mount a samba share on boot?

I am a little confused on the proper fstab entry for a samba share in Ubuntu 12.04 I can get the drive to mount manually by using: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.2.2/raid_drive /mnt/homeserver -o ...
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Copy files to an SMB share as non-root user

I would like to access and copy some files to an SMB share. These commands work with sudo, no username/password is needed: mount.cifs //192.168.1.1/share ~/share/ -o rw cp *pdf share/ umount share/ ...
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changing afp to smb

Since upgrading to 12.04 Nautilus connects to my network drive using AFP. This works some of time but is very slow ans sometimes just crashes Nautilus. I'd like to use smb instead but even though I've ...
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Proper way to mount NAS shares w/o password in fstab?

I have a 10.04 desktop machine that I use as a NAS. I have 3 shares on that box which I've been attaching to via mounting at startup in my fstab. I don't like the fact that have my user name and ...
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How do I clear the SMB credential cache?

I used smbclient [...] -U once, and I entered some network credentials. Now when I browse the server with Thunar (xfce file manager), it remembers the credentials I entered. How can I make the ...
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List samba shares and current users

Looking for a simple way to do this from the command line. List samba shares and the users who can access each of them. List samba shares and the users currently connected to them. List samba ...
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Does a Samba workgroup with spaces need quotes around it?

If my Windows workgroup is made of two words with a space in-between, does Samba's config file need quotes around the workgroup name, example: WORKGROUP = "MY WORKGROUP"
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No write access to SMB share of windows drive after upgrade to 11.10

I used to create a share to my windows directory with a script. I use a script because the windows machine is not always turned on. sudo mount.cifs //muziekserver/muziek /cifs/muziek/ -o ...
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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", ...