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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Can copy file to samba share with terminal but not from finder (OSX Maverick)

I have a samba share located on a Router USB storage DD-WRT V24 USB drive. I try to copy a file from a MAC OSX machine using Finder. Finder returns the following message: "can’t be copied because ...
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Can't connect to SMB shares using OpenVPN

I've managed to set up OpenVPN server on my ASUS RT-AC66U router at home that's using the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware. It's set up using a TAP interface and I've installed the OpenVPN client at a remote ...
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Network computers not showing up but can still access them

I'm having a weird issue with network discovery. From my Windows 8.1 PC, I can access my network computers by typing in their local IP into the explorer address bar (and they show up afterwards in the ...
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Samba permission denied

Once again samba has completely confused me. I need a share which is accessible (r/w) to only authenticated users. Everyone needs to be able to modify others' files, so I'd prefer to use groups for ...
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Configuring a samba share

Ubuntu server 14.04 My head is full of networking stuff right now and I just can't get my head around samba. I need a share that allows read and write access to authenticated users only, with no home ...
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setting up samba file audit logs

assuming this samba setup on ubuntu 14.04 server [global] workgroup = SIMPLE [foo] path = /disk1/foo read only = no guest ok = yes [bar] path = /disk2/bar read only = no guest ok ...
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How can I diagnose intermittent samba connection problems?

This is a rather new problem that came up suddenly. My setup has been working well for a while but now I have the following scenario: OS X 10.9.3 server running Samba version 3.6.23 (from homebrew, ...
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What does “local mode” mean for Samba user?

smbpasswd has an -L flag available, which is described in the manual as “Run in local mode”. What does this really mean?
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Shared collection of files from different hosts

There are 5 Ubuntu boxes which are running neural network trainings and save data locally (many TB are available per machine). I can also samba-share the results folders and mount them locally on my ...
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Network/Server optimization with Samba Server and clients

So I have been trying to have a successful samba server for my home for a few months now, but it has just never really performed well. I am now getting serious about making it work correctly. To ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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Map network drive and bookmark it at startup on debian

I'm working on a Debian OS (Squeeze) computer and have to access to a share folder on samba server frequently. I want to map this folder at startup, and pin mapped folder on Places panel ...
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Samba4 + Windows 7 + Linux Client

Server side: I have installed samba4 (4.1.9) on a centos server 6.5. Samba’s installation went smoothly. Clients: Windows: I have installed Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 64 bit with SP1, it joined ...
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How to share my Linux home directory with Mac OS X

I have an internal development server running Debian Testing. Some times, I find I'd like to do some "on the box" development. I can (have) setup a VNC server and do development that way, but some ...
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Erratic PHPStorm file corruption in samba share after VM Ubuntu update

I have a Virtual Machine that I use constantly for my development projects. I work on Mac OSX, but have my development environment on a virtual Ubuntu. Before today, it was 12.04, but I just updated ...
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Missing Ethernet Adapter in ipconfig with VirtualBox

I have two web development environments, one on a laptop and one on a desktop. I have setup my laptop to use DHCP but also to maintain a static IP so that I can consistently connect to Samba with the ...
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LDAP backed Samba File Sharing - What is really required?

I'm administrating a small network infrastructure consisting of a couple of Linux machines used for development and several web services. User management is done using a LDAP database which works very ...
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Executing multiple commands using winexe

./bin/winexe -U <username>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c net use x: \\\\<ip>\\share /user:<user> <password>" This command works fine, but for me to run another ...
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How to find username and password of a mounted Windows share?

I'd like to use cifs from Linux to mount a Windows shared drive. That shared drive is provided by a NAS running Linux / Samba. There are several Windows computer successfully using that shared drive ...
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Windows 7 NetBIOS name resolution failure

I'm having issues resolving the NetBIOS name of a new FreeNAS server. I can ping and access CIFS shares by IP i.e. \\10.1.1.15 I cannot ping or access by the NetBIOS name FREENAS Running nbtstat on ...
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How to share a printer from Linux without a server side driver?

I'm trying to share a Canon printer from Raspberry PI running Raspbian. Unfortunately, the precompiled drivers provided by Canon don't work with the RPi's armhf architecture, and compiling the source ...
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How does owncloud sync work? Is it normal that it sync although files exist?

I am currently testing owncloud 7 + windows sync client and I am facing problems. For example, oC sync is syncing although files already exist on the client! (Since it's a homeserver, resync of GBs ...
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Playing media from ftp server

I have a question re access to ftp server from a media player (hardware, not the windows media player). I think about buying a router with ftp server function to take the load off from my quite old ...
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Samba install broke openvpn

I used http://jankarres.de/2013/05/raspberry-pi-openvpn-vpn-server-installieren/ for installing openvpn. I followed the instructions to the letter and everything worked fine. My client connected to ...
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Samba root preexec not running?

I can't seem to find the solution to this anywhere. I have a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p6 system running Samba 4.1.9. I'm trying to set up a [home] share where each user will be mapped to a zfs dataset ...
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linux net command for osx terminal? [duplicate]

i am trying to establish a way to use the same samba net commant found on a linux distro using samba 3.x but i am unable to identify the mac version of it reference to the net command: ...
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Improve slow NAS Ethernet transfer speeds: On-The-Fly Ethernet Compression with SAMBA?

Hardware: Pogoplug E02 (ARMv5te, Marvell Kirkwood 1.2GHz, 256m RAM) Software: ArchLinux, MDADM RAID 5 array, Ext4, SAMBA server This setup delivers file transfers to my Windows clients at ~21MB/s ...
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94MB file is too large to be uploaded on FAT32 file system

Everything is in the title : I've got a smb share with write access on a FAT32 file system (I'm aware of the 4GB limit). I've got 426 GB free of 736 GB shown on the network drive. Still if I try ...
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SOLVED: Samba and Groups (Windows Host, VM Linux Guest)

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Linux Server

I have looked through the similar threads on here and they dont apply to my situation. I'm running a Linux server with Samba on it. Up until Sunday I was able to see all my files on the server in ...
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How to keep owner and permissions at Samba edit/rewrite of file?

A file owed by the "apache" user on Linux (CentOS) has permissions a+rw (666): -rw-rw-rw- apache apache file.txt When I edit the file as "mz" user with a local editor (e.g. vi), then the ...
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Cannot access Samba Share from windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1 on one of my home workstations. I have another machine running Ubuntu 13.10. Prior to the update to windows 8.1 i was able to access the shares ...
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Long access time for static web page on virtual machine

My setup Windows 7 on workstation that I use at work (with domain) and home (no domain) Virtual machine (VMWare) that runs Arch Linux (I will call it just "Linux") with network interface in bridged ...
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Prevent unnecessary network file transfer samba

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server with two samba shares (two hard drives: one sata other usb 2.0), which is hooked up via lan. Accessing those via a windows 8.1 laptop works fine (via wlan). But my dad ...
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Can you add a Domain User to Samba?

Instead of adding a local user on a Linux computer using the command smbpasswd -a username. But how can you go about adding a domain account user on a Linux computer (provided that Linux is added to a ...
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Cannot access Samba Share that is on Linux

I have 3 virtual machines; Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and CentOS Linux. The Server is configured with active domain. The CentOS VM has a Samba Share which has rights for the domain ...
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CIFS share got full while running script, all processes got stuck with a D State.What to do?

The title pretty much says it all. I had a little script in charge of compressing and copying files to a MS Shared folder. Apparently, one day last week other processes also had to copy files to the ...
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Windows 8 cannot access samba while other OS do

I found some related topic, but they do not answer my problem or weren't enough accurate. I have a samba on a ArchLinux machine (a rapberry), which can be accessed from Android and iOS apps but not ...
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Samba 3.6.9 on CentOS 6.5 existing user unable to connect to new share

I've got a question about samba connectivity. I installed a minimal installation of CentOS 6.5 and have it as a member server of AD, as per this guide: ...
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samba share guest ability to write to all files/folders, old and new

I currently have a samba share set up on RHEL, that allows any user to write to the root folder. I'm unable to write to the sub folders/files. I have run; chcon -R -t samba_share_t ...
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how to access freeBSD samba from windows 8

I am trying to connect freebsd samba from windows 8. but, the windows say error for authentication. the freebsd runs samba41. sobelow is my smb4.conf. [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = ...
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Access stored network share credentials in plain text

I have credentials to a samba network share stored on my windows machine. Is there a way to read the password in plain text?
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Can't upload file > 4MiB on SMB share

for a few weeks now, I no longer can upload files to my Samba server. I didn't changed the configuration nor update Samba for it to happens. I had Samba 4.1.5 when it happened, so I tried to update to ...
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Giving remote access to files for only a single directory on a Linux server

I need to give a user named "Bert" access to one directory (/var/www/application/thisDirectory/) on my Linux server. Initially, I tried to use FTP (actually SSH). My first thought was to chroot Bert ...
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Samba 4 public shares for machines not on the domain

Is it possible to have a public share and have the server appear on the network neighborhood to machines not belonging to the domain? The installation that we have is working well with machines on ...
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Samba with individual users per shared directory

I've mapped two directories as Samba shared folders. I wish to give a user access to site1, but not www. How is this accomplished? [global] workgroup=WORKGROUP server string = Samba Server Version ...
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rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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Simple samba configuration for write access to usb drive (raspbian)

I have been trying for hours getting an NTFS usb drive shared from a raspberry with raspbian to a WIndows 8 PC over ethernet, via samba. I don't care about security, I want to be able to share my ...
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using smbget to download multiple files

I need to download multiple files from a video server. The files are available in following ways \\fileserver\directory\file1.txt \\fileserver\directory\file2.txt \\fileserver\directory\file3.txt ...
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How to properly setup Windows folder sharing

My question looks simple but I can't make it working correctly. I have a Windows 8 computer that is named htpc. On this computer, I have a 4TB drive that I want to share. So I created a share for the ...