samba is an re-implementation of the smb network sharing protocols, which are used in Windows for file and printer sharing.

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dd file copy uploading to server is fast, downloading image back to local machine is slow

I've used dd to copy a hard drive on one server to the samba share on another server. The speed was between 30-60 MB/s, about what I'd expect. The connection is a dedicated gigabit line for each image....
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Samba Slow on OpenVPN

In order to access my home network when travelling, I use OpenVPN, which I host on the same Raspberry Pi that I host OpenMediaVault on. This is very conveinent because it allows me to access my Samba ...
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Is partition required for Samba if using entire disk

I have two hard drives on my PC, one of them /dev/sda is installed with Ubuntu, and the other one /dev/sdb will be used for storage only. I will run Samba to share the space. I tried to format the /...
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What is the difference in Windows and Linux client copy/move commands on Linux hosts?

With my Linux media server and files shared through Samba on a home network, moving files using a Windows machine takes seconds as though it's telling the server to move file from point A to point B. ...
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Windows users having problems connecting to an Ubuntu-based SAMBA server

I'm setting up a Samba file server on Ubuntu server 16.04 and wish to access shared folders on Windows 7 and Windows 10 PCs. I can access any shared folder when alexr is the valid user defined in ...
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Does KB3161949 (netbios disabled on windows) affect samba4 on linux as well?

Microsoft recently released a security update( KB 3161949) that disables netbios connection outside the local subnet. I have been using Samba 3.0.28 and since the name resolution doesn't happen ...
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Win7 very slow write to cifs after 1 second burst

I have a win7 machine that tries to write to a CIFS share on a NAS I administer. The NAS has plenty of free space on the share being written and open write permissions inside the network. When I try ...
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SONY KDL-55W808C doesn't recognize SAMBA shares

I was wondering if anyone in the Superuser community was able to get SONY's KDL-55W808C Android 5.x TV to recognize and connect to SAMBA shares using stock apps, like e.g. Video. In my setup SAMBA is ...
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How-to represent/add devices like IP-Cams, Printers, VoIP-Phones etc. in Active Directory

I have a number of devices neither fitting the category "Human" nor "Computer", but needing some of their characteristics, like "email-address", or MAC. e.g. IP-Cams: They need an email-address, ...
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Cannot access Debian Samba server on Windows client with option “valid users”

I have samba running on Debian with two shares, a read-only one and a read/write one: [LP-ReadOnly] comment = LP-ReadOnly path = /media/USBHDD1 writeable = No create mask = 0775 directory mask = 0775 ...
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How would I pull a list of all files a user has write access to on Samba based on ACLs?

My boss has tasked me with a job that I am unsure how to accomplish. We have a Ubuntu system running Samba in user mode. Over the years, various IT guys at the company have applied ACLs via setfalc to ...
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Import schema into Samba/AD domain?

I have set up a Samba4 domain controller to serve as my Active Directory PDC. It works flawlessly in that respect. My next challenge is to install FusionDirectory to make managing it easier and to ...
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SSH tunnel on Windows 10 to Linux Samba

I know This question has been asked a few times already but I think my problem might be slightly different. Maybe I'm not understanding the fundamentals of the issue. I have a Linux Samba share that ...
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Inplace modification of incron monitored files

I have samba share where users create video files, i need to stripe audio tracks from that video files and rsync new files to remote folder. I monitor the samba share with CLOSE_WRITE option, to strip ...
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Signing OpenVPN server and clients certificates by Samba4 DC auto-signed CA.pem

I installed Samba4 and configured it to be domain controller, and it auto generated ca.pem, cert.pem, key.pem. And now I want to use the same CA of samba to sign the new certificates (maybe generated ...
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Server doesn't start, maybe partition table

I really need help, yesterday I installed SAMBA 4 on my server and tried to restart after that, but now the Server doesn't start anymore it freezes everytime at the same point.. During that i also ...
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Samba Not able to access if wrong DNS is specified in Back to Back Connection

We have 2 systems connected to each other through a LAN cable , so the connection here is BACK TO BACK , and it is not connected to a router or any outside node , it's just connected to each other ...
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Issues in accessing samba share on windows 10 only

First diagnostics showed the following error: windows socket registry entries missing Then I have removed the registry entries of winsock and winsock2 and reinstalled them by downloading and ran ...
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Samba is denying write access with inherit permissions set

I'm setting up a new Debian Server with Samba, in NT Domain Mode (I know, I know... But it's a stand alone for hosting small files!). I want to use inherit permissions on the share, so that I can just ...
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Share mounted samba share in another share

I have a directory that is shared via samba. Now I mount a share on another computer to a directory that is inside this share. The problem is that this mounted share appears as empty directory when ...
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Access Recycle Bin through SMB?

I am accessing one of my computers through SMB (file sharing) and I am running into a problem. I am trying to access the Recycle Bin but it does not work. I read it is DriveLetter/$Recycle.Bin, so I ...
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zentyal ldap groups/unix group

I can't understand what's going on with zentyal when you have a group and users (definied in zentyal and stored in it's own LDAP). You can grant to these groups and users access to Samba folder, but ...
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How my Samba shared folder is protected without any valid user defined

I'm having a hard time trying to understand how Samba is able to put restriction on a folder having no "valid user" property set here is my smb.conf [test-share] comment = test shared folder. ...
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Microsoft Office VERY Slow Opening Files on Network Shares

I manage several computers running Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2013. Our users store and access many of the Microsoft Office files on a network share. For a typical file ...
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Disable Open File security check Windows 10

I have not found a suitable solution for this: Open File security Check For the record this is the security dialog I am referring to: This is mounted as a network drive from a Raspberry Pi ...
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Getting Cifs SMB Disk Usage Info from Ubuntu 12.04 to netapp

I need to retrieve disk usage information for a smb/cifs share from ubuntu 12.04 to a netapp but passing user credentials. Currently I use the following command: user@host:~$ smbclient //...
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OSX on VMPlayer, running on Windows 10: SMB shared files keep getting “resource is busy”. Windows 8.1 was fine

I have a swwt arrangment that allows me easy iOS development: Windows 10 El Capitan running inside VMPlayer. OSX 10.8 as the VM host. I'm sharing files between the Win and OSX machines via SMB: ...
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Computer accessible via IP and shown in NET VIEW, doesn't automatically appear in Explorer

The LAN with the problem has about 5 Win 8.1 PCs and a unix file server. The file server also acts as browser master via samba. File sharing works fine, each machine can see the others - except one (...
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Mount a Samba share using Kerberos ticket

I have a Samba server (which is the domain controller), and a Ubuntu 14.04 Client with a logged user who is authenticated by Kerberos (the client joined to domain with Likewise). The user want to ...
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Joining Windows host to a Samba Active Directory failed

I couldn't join a Windows (2k3) computer to a Samba4 Active Directory, because I got this message on the host: Error occured joining the domain. The specified network name is no longer available. ...
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Windows won't recognize network printer

So this has been driving me crazy. I've set up a shared printer via Samba on Ubuntu using this very helpful guide. Everyone using a Mac can connect and print perfectly. Windows on the other hand will ...
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How to allow guest access in SAMBA

So basically, I'm having the exact same issue as the guy in this thread. I can see the samba print share, but not access it from windows. The top answer, which looks promising states that I must do ...
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Setting Windows drivers for CUPS printer a.k.a Point'n'Print

I have Samba 4.2.10 and CUPS 1.7.5 running on Debian 8. The server is domain member. In CUPS I have several printers, and I shared them with Samba. Printing test page from CUPS works fine, printing ...
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Moved VM Ubuntu from Windows to Mac, no longer able to access shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VMware Workstation 11 under Window 7. I have installed Samba and mounted /var/www/ to be accessible through the network connection to access through the native ...
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Don't have write permissions anywhere on samba server

I set up a Raspberry Pi with an external hard drive, and we messed something up at first so it was using the SD as storage. I have since moved the directories to the external hard drive, and update ...
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Samba: Using 'netbios aliases' with win 7 and 10

I have a Samba file server for a Windows enviroment, the server pretends to be two using 'netbios aliases', so that I have server Backup1 and Backup2 with different shares. Used to be that this ...
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SMBclient put file does not exist

I am trying to write a cron script which will copy a file from an SMB share to my local linux folder. I am connecting to the share like this... /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\myserver\\myshare It connects ...
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update samba using apt-get and automatically keep local smb.conf

I have a bunch of systems running debian 8.4.0 which can be user updated through a web interface. The system then fetches an update from our server and runs an update script. Logging in remotely is ...
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How to find samba user who writes file?

I have a zentyal ubuntu system where I get all the time tempory files written into the main share directory. Is there a way to track down which samba user writes them? The files look like that: /...
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Access Denied on a Ubuntu Desktop shared folder from Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 version 1511 as a client, and Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop with Samba 4.3.9 as server. If I create a shared folder in Virtualbox on the Windows machine and try to get access from this ...
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Unable to access Samba Server on Raspbian with OpenVPN whilst on same network

My Pi is connected to my network, and I can access it on the folder "Oliver" on it with my PC, however, I cannot access this folder with my phone. It asks for a username and password. I assumed the ...
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Can't access Samba shares after moving to another server

Here's the issue: I've recently decided to move whole Samba service to new server without recreating everything again. So, I installed Samba on CentOS 6.7 and overwrote the following: /etc/passwd, /...
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Copying Within Samba Share Downloads Locally

I'm have a headless nas server running a Samba share, and I'm trying to copy files from one folder on the share, to another folder on the same share. Terminal commands are a bit cumbersome, and its ...
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What does Windows 7 'Diagnose Network' actually do (as opposed to “just check”)? [duplicate]

I have a Linux guest virtual machine under VirtualBox, on Windows 7 Professional, which exports its disk as a Samba share. When I connect to \\SHARENAME after booting, though, while the share does ...
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Direct host SMB - Ports

It's well known that SMB uses port 445, and that NetBIOS uses ports 137-139. However, according to all official MS documentation (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/204279), SMB uses both TCP and ...
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What is the typical speed of samba share on 100Mbps Lan?

I am sharing my movies via samba on my windws 7 laptop. I am transferring the movies on my android tv box connected via ethernet and I get around 3-4 MB/s .. i wanted to know if it is normal speed? ...
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Samba eats RAM?

I don't really know what's going on here at the moment: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1272 root 20 0 3829868 3.312g 1860 D 0.7 93.0 512:39.94 ...
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Instant log out in Samba and winbind

I'm trying to log in to my domain with ubuntu, i already configured samba and winbind, the login seems successful, but when it logs in, instantly it logs out... And then it just show this and logs ...
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Can't access Linux Samba share from OSX

I have a samba share in an arch linux server, that I cannot access from OSX, but I can access it normally from any Windows machine. When I try to access it from the terminal (from OSX) with the ...
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Unable to edit files and folders over Samba

I am running Samba v4.2.10-Debian on my Raspberry Pi 2B (running Raspbian Jessie) and have set up a fstab file to mount my external drive on /dev/sda1 to /media/ECHO: /dev/sda1 /media/ECHO auto ...