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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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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Macs create invisible files when connecting to Ubuntu-server via AFP

This topic has also been posted in the Adobe Forum, since I do not expect this to be a Linux issue, I just want to make sure that is the case. We have just setup a Linux Server (Ubuntu - 14.04.3LTS) ...
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Mount cifs of shared windows folder problem

I've some issues with a windows share on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Installed cifsutils`: sudo apt-get install cifs-utils Created mountpoint sudo mkdir /mnt/temp Trying to mount a shared folder sudo ...
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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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Slow gvfs SMB Performance

if I use/acces a SMB 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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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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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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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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Permission problem with files created by Deluge when one fstab entry was removed

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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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 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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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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Samba: Software caused connection abort

I am trying to create samba file server(ubuntu 14.04) on my local network, I can connect to samba server from another ubuntu 14.04 and enter the shared folder as a guest, but after creating a ...
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/gvsf empty, gvsf-fuse not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

In my work i usually have to manage a lot of files through smb / shared folders, sometimes i use Uget to download files directly to server. Uget does not support smb, so i use /gvfs virtual folder to ...
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How to permanently set /proc/fs/cifs/SecurityFlags

I have edited /proc/fs/cifs/SecurityFlags to allow my cifs mounts to mount correctly. (I had to use value 0x81). To edit SecurityFlags I type 'modprobe cifs' which then lets me see the /proc/fs/cifs ...
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Unable to create file /tmp/testfile: No space left on device

i have really strange situation today over one of my Ubuntu Server. this is a web server, where One PHP website is running and i have programmed this web to move the File between the Mounted drive ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Files deleted over SMB/AFP to another directory?

I'm wondering if there's any way to configure so all files deleted over SMB/AFP goes to a temporary trash folder and not getting deleted permenantly?
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Active Directory Domain Controller Not Appearing in Network Folder

I'm having issues with my Active Directory domain controller, where my server does not show up on Network or My Network Places. I am running Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu on Ubuntu Server 14.04.3. This issue ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is CIFS-mounted share faster than SMB?

To start with, this question isn't really a problem I have but rather a "why is it like this". I'm trying to return to Linux after several years in the Windows world, but I have lost so much... So ...
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Access Windows share from nautilus to user without password

I'm trying to acces to a windows share using nautilus with an user (not guest) that has empty password but if a I leave the password empty nautilus prompt that the a password it's required. From ...
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windows shares not accessible on ubuntu 16.04

I am new to linux, i did do an admin course a long time ago 2001 but a lot has changed and that was redhat. My problem is i have several shares on a Windows 10 pc (set up without password protection) ...
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Chmod for a mapped network drive

In Ubuntu 14.04, I have mounted a network drive in Nautilus, by using Connect to Server and entering smb://xxx.yyy.zzz. What I want to do now, is to modify the access rights of the directories in this ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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Is there any easy way to add samba passwords in GUI?

I can easily share the files through samba in Nautilus, but can we add the passwords without typing commands or installing other software like system-config-samba?
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How to mount an entire shared server? (and not each shared folder separately)

I have a router serving its USB attached drive through SMB. From a Windows machine, I can mount the root folder of the shared folder. On Ubuntu, following various guides, I am able to mount the ...
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Some folders on my SMB server are invisible

For some reason some of my folders are not listed then I'm opening the folder on my windows smb server from my ubuntu computer. Because of that I can't getting inside of that folder, and then I'm ...
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SMB Share with owncloud to Windows2012R2

I can connect to a SMB share on system Drive. on the data drive with the same security on the same server the connection don't work. on windows 2008r2 all works
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Specific questions on folder sharing and NFS

Newbie here. Just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine as a dual boot. Now here is what I want to do! I download all my movies and save them to a secondary hard drive and share them to Kodi via ...
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MountWindowsSharesPermanently wiki article and update-rc.d commands

I was following these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountWindowsSharesPermanently I ran: sudo update-rc.d -f umountnfs.sh remove sudo update-rc.d umountnfs.sh stop 15 0 6 . The ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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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 ...