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Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Ubuntu and is also the default file server for Ubuntu.

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Remote printer stopped working or unable to add. Error 0x00002fe3

I had a shared printer working on my 19.10 Ubuntu, I used these advices to set it up, expecially this one (even because the suggested system-config-samba isn't anymore advailable with since 18.04) ...
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16.04 LTS - Set Permissions On New Files

I'd like to have permanent 'CHMOD777' permissions on all new files into a samba directory, so that everyone has read/write to the existing and new files there. How do I set this? Is there a terminal ...
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File server - typical maintenance tasks

I want to setup a samba file server for personal usage, I will use lubuntu with GUI (as it's not so heavy on system resources, I got a spare Core2Duo PC which I want to use for this server*, light gui ...
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Samba server permission

I would like to know how can I enable this option to ask every time user name and password when user is tried to access share folder from Linux machine. For instance I have setup a shared folder on ...
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How can I better secure my Samba server?

So I was checking out my bandwidth on my server because it was quite higher than usual. Well I have found out that there's been thousands of people from different IP's trying to brute force their way ...
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Ubuntu Studio Shared Folder Question

I've been using Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives for quite some time now. Probably once a year or so, I prefer to do a clean install and "start everything over". I have a set of scripts/lists/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 can't access my dlink sharecenter

My Ubuntu 20.04 does not access the windows network (D-link NAS-320L Share center), the error is the following: Failed to mount the windows share: Connection termination caused by software. In ...
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Unable to view mounted drives in Samba when mounted to /mnt/ instead of /media/

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Desktop) I'm unable to view my mounted drives in the 'Other Locations' directory in the file explorer. lsblk shows that the drives are mounted at the correct locations specified in ...
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Samba Share Permissions

I recently setup a shared network folder between my Ubuntu system and my Windows PC. I can move files from Windows into the folder and they show up in Ubuntu but I have no access to them. Before I can ...
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How to put ubuntu in power saver mode

I have ubuntu desktop 16.4 installed. And I'm using it as a samba file server, but it is consuming a lot of power. It switches off its display after 5 minutes. Samba is using wireless network not ...
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Grant all users access to a folder (including new files)

I've got a task running to take files from a share on one server and move them to a share on another server. However, I receive permissions errors when trying to move .new files in the source share ...
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Connect to invisible SMB Server by bash script

I want to run a bash script like: #!/bin/bash read -p "username : " user_var read -sp "password : " pass_var echo printf "//abcde.fghi.de/jklmn /media/localfolder cifs domain=domainname username=$...
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Samba server not visible on android

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04LTS and trying to access the samba server on Android using X-Plore. I've also enabled the share using the gui method. (Right CLick -> Local Network Share). I did a similar thing ...
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upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, unable to access older NAS and samba servers

after upgrading to 20.04, I am now unable to access samba shes on older nas or older samba servers. I have tried editing the smb.conf, and adding "client min protocol = CORE". This partly fixes the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 access to NAS files

After upgrade to 20.04 Files ( and Krusader!) can find the volumes on local NAS, but individual files and folders are returned as "No such file or folder; has it been deleted?". Taking note of ...
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Mount using DFS share ubuntu mount error(2): No such file or directory

I am trying to mount my share on Ubuntu 20 using the DFS share name not but it gives mount error(2): No such file or directory error. If I tried using IP it works well. This is what I am trying: ...
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Samba with SSSD on Ubuntu 18.04 server

samba:q Installed: 2:4.7.6+dfsg~ubuntu-0ubuntu2.16 I'm able to use realm to join a Ubuntu 18.04 server to Windows AD. realm list shows the realm and it is using sssd. Also I can ssh and ...
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'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID. An invalid combination of parameters was specified

After upgrading 19.10 to 20.04 samba is not working right. Trying to share Documents using the GUI I am getting this error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert ...
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How can you allow samba users to change their passwd?

We have a server running on Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS. All files on this server can be samba shared by all samba users on windows based PC. However samba users can not change their samba password if ...
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Logon fail trying to connect to shared folders on Xubuntu 20.04 from Seagate GoFlex media player

I upgraded from Xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 using the 'update-manager -d' command. Since then the shortcuts I created on my Seagate GoFlex media player produce a 'Logon Fail' message whereas they worked ...
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(SOLVD) I can't access my samba shares. Ubuntu Server 20.04

Ubuntu Server 20.04 After I upgraded (do-release-upgrade) to Server 20.04. I can't access my samba shares. when I double click on my server I get this. Please help
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Configure interface names for Samba

I start to configure a samba server for my flat. I am not good at such things. After first configuration, everything works fine. But then I want to protect samba from outside connections and uncomment ...
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Samba on raspberry pi, permission changes to external hard drive not authorized

So I'm really new to this stuff. I'm trying to make a NAS server, and I can clearly see it on my network when I connect to my PC. However, I can't make folders, access folders, or add anything to the ...
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Share directory over internet with Windows 10 computers

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop and would like to share several directories over the internet with remote Windows 10 computers. It's possible?? Thank you...
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Samba is not sharing NTFS filesystem folders. (Kubuntu 20.04)

I've a dual boot setup Kubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10. With Kubuntu 20.04 I'm trying to share some folders to my network via Lan/Wlan. So that I can easily access them from my Android and Windows ...
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20.04 upgrade makes NAS unavailble

I have been running 16.04 for four years and opted to upgrade to 20.04. I have two Buffalo Linkstation NAS devices that I've been using for years without too much difficulty. However after this ...
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Samba share / Window host / Ubuntu Guest

here is samba share lines Permissions for folder here.I have tried searching for an answer but cannot find one I understand. I have a desktop with Window 10 OS and Ubuntu in a VM. Using virtualbox I ...
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Input/output error on USB disks when I use qBittorrent

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I connected 4 USB disks to the Pi: two USB 2.0 disks to USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 disks to a USB 3.0 hub connected to one of two USB 3.0 ports. All ...
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My server is eating up ram usage

For some reason my storageserver is always eating up ram usage but only to a limited point not where it gets critical to my eyes. my storageserver is a self made server using an intel xeon e5-1620 ...
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Ubuntu *refuses* to access samba share from windows 10 server machine - Not Authorized

I've ruled out all firewall issues on both devices, the share itself can be seen under "WORKGROUP" from the ubuntu device. The issue is despite password sharing and all related gate-keeping settings ...
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UFW rules for Windows network share in 20.04

I have always had a network share with my nas (Alt-F) setup in Ubuntu. To access it I allow port 137&138udp in and out and 139&445tcp in and out within ufw. Since upgrading to 20.04 those ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - files on network share appear as folders

After installing 20.04 (with Gnome desktop env), when I navigate through the GUI to my network share, all of the files appear as directories and I am unable to download/copy them to my local host. ...
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Unable to sudo apt upgrade properly on Ubuntu-Budgie facing isuses with Python-Samba upgrade

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and I am loving it already. I had just checked for update on Ubuntu-Budgie (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS) and during update I had encountered with the following error. Here is the ...
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How to reset samba password in nautilus in Ubintu 20.04

I used to connect with local file server with nautilus. Everything worked fine until i saved password. After that when i try to connect i get message: Unable to access connection: Failed to retrieve ...
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20.04 No longer can Access NAS

I did a clean install of 20.04. In files I can see my NAS but can't access it as it does not give the password dialog box. There are other posts saying to modify the smb.conf file to make this work ...
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Dolphin displaying samba files as folders on Kubuntu Focal Fossa

I have just fresh-installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my PC. I had to modify smb.conf in order to access to my old multimedia hard drive connected to the same network and to another hard drive plugged through ...
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Samba shared directory not found in windows machine

I have followed plenty of tutorials for "Sharing folder from ubuntu to windows using samba using the command line". The whole installation though commands go will. But in the end, When I start to ...
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Gnome Files showing files as folders in a samba share in Ubuntu 20.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 I couldn't connect to the samba share. I managed to fix it by adding, client min protocol = NT1 into, /etc/samba/smb.conf However now all the files are shown as ...
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PDC primary Domain Controller

Can I start a domain registration business after setup Samba as PDC on Ubuntu server? is possible to start a domain registration business using Ubuntu server?
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Can't access USB external hard drive puggled into my box with Ubuntu 20.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. I have an external USB hard drive plugged into my box. Until version 18.04, I did smb://192.168.1.1/nameofmydrive to access it. This does not seem possible with ...
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20.04 windows network empty

Having upgraded to 20.04 the file manager shows the windows network as empty. In 19.10 I was able to open shares on my local server. On other computers in my network I am able to browse computers and ...
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How to share files between local Ubuntu and remote Windows computer?

I have a local Ubuntu 18.04 machine and a remote Windows 10 machine. I need to share ~15GB of files instantly between the two machines. Ubuntu machine is using openconnect to connect to the VPN of ...
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Networked items not showing in Nautilus

I shared folders (for the first time) on 2 machines using wifi, both running Ubuntu 18.04. Both machines installed Samba (I think that's what was auto-installed) when I setup the shares. Now, on ...
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Can't acces NAS anymore after upgrading to 20.04

Today I did a clean install of the new Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. Since then I can no longer mount folders on my NAS, which was possible on 18.04 and on Windows. It's exactly the same issue as this ...
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local network share error, no permission to create

Trying to share a folder from nautilus, I get the error message: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied ...
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Unable to open files from a samba share

I get this error when opening files from my samba share - any advise please?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Cannot connect to Windows shared network folder

I've been attempted to hook up some kind of shared folder between my Ubuntu VM and Windows 7 Host, Guest Additions Shared Folder is absolute garbage, constantly having file in use issues / text file ...
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Samba public share

I created a folder share in Samba following the settings below: [Loja4] path = mypath read only = no guest ok = yes guest only = yes The shared folder is visible on the machines I try to access, but ...
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Unable to delete folder located in “Trash” in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I am trying to delete a folder that I imported from a MacOS device using SMB, but I have not yet found a way to delete it. I tried using the Nautilus utility to gain permissions to delete the folder, ...
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Samba file locking and sharing has stopped working

I am running a small office network on an Ubuntu server 18.04 with Samba. Most of the regular computers are Ubuntu, with one 14.04, one 16.04, four Linux Mint 18.04. There are two Win 10 computers ...

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