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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...