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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How to deal with user permissions on a NAS with Raspberry Pi [on hold]

I try to build my Raspberry Pi (B+ Raspbian) into a NAS and this is what I have already done. I followed step-by-step this tutorial. I first encountered isssues with access to the distant drive solved ...
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boot2docker Windows - trying to access external drive

I have an external drive F: that I would like to give access to my containers. This wasn't a problem in Linux, but I am struggling to find a way with Windows. The only thing I can access from windows ...
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File move issues within share - Windows 7 client, Ubuntu 14 Server

We've got a setup where files are shared from an Ubuntu 14.04 server to Win 7 clients. We're struggling with an issue moving files around sometimes. It goes something like this: Create new ...
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lsarpc LSA_DELETE failed: What does this mean?

I have been noticing the following error on our Samba server: smbd[30271]: api_rpcTNP: \lsarpc: LSA_DELETE failed. I haven't had any luck figuring out what it is, and my experience with ...
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Cannot add clip from samba share

I'm using kdenlive on mate-desktop, and I cannot add clip from samba share. Out of the app I can't access these file with no problems. Any ideas?
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Samba: “A device attached to the system is not functioning”

All of a sudden, my samba server (version 4.1.6-Ubuntu running on Ubuntu 14.04) won't allow connections from my PCs. Anytime I try to access the server (e.g., \mydomain.com) or the specific share ...
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Samba Shared folder in linux server can't be accesed on windows

I have the following problem trying to access "my book" external hard disk drive in windows it says: net name unespecified. My smb.conf file is this # Samba config file created using SWAT from ...
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Can't connect to a Windows share from Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to connect to a Windows share from my Ubuntu 14.10 machine. I can access the share fine from Windows. A colleague can access the share fine from his Arch machine. I have tried in ...
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Debian server is very slow in spite of low CPU, RAM na SWP usage

From 3 days I experience problems with my debian server. When I stream media with samba transfer is about 20kb/s when it used to about 6 mb/s. Its my home server so its not internet issue. When I ssh ...
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Issue with concurrent access to the same Samba shares

This is really a blocker issue for us, and need some urgent response please. Happens if the Samba share is accessed from both Windows and Linux. I have mapped a Samba share. My smb.conf looks as ...
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BASH - run commands before and after loop

I'm having a bit of trouble with a shell script. It's something so stupid I'm almost ashamed to ask, but I can't figure it out. This is the script: #!/bin/bash MAGAZINE=" 192.168.49.3 ...
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Very slow sshfs connection

Sshs mount point is shared in local samba network. Windows users use it to access remote server. Due to very high load of remote server and low speed of internet connection sshfs mount point works ...
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Samba + SAN + NFS: load average > 300, results in crash

we have a system with the current setting server A is connected by fibre to a SAN array a filesystem is physically on the SAN, and resides on server A server A exports the filesystem via NFS to ...
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35 tablets running at the same time [closed]

I own a local store which has about 35 stands for each product, and me and my team want to run slideshows (picture+video) in each one. My guess is that I should use tablets. Why tablets? a) ...
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Problems during old SAMBA migration re machine accounts, vampiring

I have an ancient but working SAMBA 3.3.4-based PDC (smbpasswd backend) on some aging hardware that I am planning to migrate to a SAMBA 4.0-based setup on a VM. Based on my reading of the various ...
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Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration manager with Samba 4 domain

So I have Samba 4 as Active Directory and for sake of simplifing things I would like to use System Center Configuration Manager to update and deploy software on my pc's. But problem is that in ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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Network storage and backup

I had a MS 2003 server on my home LAN as an AD DC (inc DNS). It's main purpose was to share files (photos, music, family docs etc) and to act as a backup facility for the desktops. laptops on the LAN. ...
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how to have a samba share that REQUIRES login for both a user and a guest

So my question is, with a samba share folder I'd like it so that anyone trying to access it would require authentication, and a valid user can login. But I also would like guests to also be able to ...
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Use SMB2 protocol while mounting CIFS Share on a Unix client

I am trying to mount a CIFS share on my Unix client. My Unix client has Samba installed. # smbstatus Samba version 3.6.9-151.el6 sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for shared folders in ext4 file system?

I am build another Samba server as an Active Directory Domain Controller to replace an old and buggy one. Every night I rsync the old one with the new one. Now I am only changing the shares names in ...
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The account is not authorized to log in from this station

I'm using Samba Version-4.1.6-Ubuntu. I can connect to it fine from Mac OS 10.x and Win 8 & 8.1. As soon as installed the Win 10 technical preview i get the message The account is not authorized ...
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Samba, guest account for sharing user home directory

I have a user named vbox, created to manage the Orable VirtualBox on my Ubuntu Server 14.10. I want to share the /home/vbox/VirtualBox\ VMs/ to be able to share this files via samba. I created this ...
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NT-encrypted login to samba server with client that supports only plain passwords

I set up a samba server (a lightweight server on an android device). I manage to mount the shared directory (under ubuntu linux) with sudo mount -t cifs //server/path /mountpath --verbose -o ...
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Can't shutdown Windows 8 from Linux

I'm having trouble setting up a shutdown over LAN from a raspberry pi to a windows 8.1 PC. I get all sort of different errors. I'm logged with the Administrator account and I've set up a password (on ...
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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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Failed to modify entry for user in samba with tdb backend

I have a debian server with samba. I can no longer manage users accounts. I can't add, modify or remove them. This is Debian wheezy with samba 3.6.6. There is no ldap and the database backend is tdb. ...
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Access from Win 7 inside Virtualbox to EXTERNAL Samba Ser

even after reading two days of information I havn't found a solution for my problem. I hope You can help me. I'm running Win 7 inside in a VirtualBox. The Virtualbox itself is running on an openSuSE ...
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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Yosemite that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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How do I get a docker container to access a remotely mounted filesystem?

I've got a remote mount (samba or NFS makes no difference) on my host mounted to '/home/tr3buchet/mnt/important_stuff' that works perfectly. I can read and write files with no issue; however, when I ...
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How do I set up a VPN, such that I can connect to my Samba Share and printer?

I am looking for a way to set up my OpenVPN server so that all my internet trafffic redirects through it, and I can access my Samba Share through it. My samba share is located on my server machine, ...
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How to configure Windows backup to a Samba-server without passwords?

We have a networked entertainment "box", which sits next to TV. It has a large hard-drive inside it and I'd like to use that to back-up our computers. The box runs some sort of embedded Linux with ...
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Old Samba denies access to directory

I'm trying to connect a Linux vm (ubuntu 14.04 server) to an old samba server (3.0.5 on an ancient Xserve). The only way I know is by using the sec=ntlm option at mount time. It works but it does not ...
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OSX Yosemite problems saving to Ubuntu Bonjour server

I have an Ubuntu Server (14.04.1) file server running Samba, Bonjour (Netatalk) and Webmin. It's being accessed by four iMacs running OSX Yosemite, and a PC running Windows 7. The network is small and ...
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SAMBA protected folder access denied

Windows after asking a password, shows "No permission" window. Public folder works fine. Whats wrong with /opt/samba/private smb.conf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Samba Server %v ...
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Conditions for driver with Samba+CUPS

What are the exact conditions (on Windows client, Samba, Cups etc.) such that Windows can automatically use a printer + driver from a Samba/Cups server? I have already a setup where I export 2 ...
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I have created a symbolic link I can't delete (command line OS X, windows share)

By accidental use of the ln command I have created a symbolic link file which I can't delete. It's on a Samba share I have access to. I have tried deleting it in various ways, command line, mouse ...
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Windows client asks for password, Linux does not

I am about at the pulling-out-my-hair stage. I am rebuilding my home NAS box and is struggling to set up SAMBA. I want to have anonymous guest-based authentication-free shares that is accessible to ...
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How to change samba user SID?

I'm trying to change the SID of various user in Samba 4.1.14 using pdbedit pdbedit --user <username> SID=<SID> I run the command but no message is displayed nor the SID is changed. How ...
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Automatically connect to samba with changing ip address

I have a Ubuntu system I am sharing a drive to my windows with. It works fine except that whenever the ip changes, on Windows I have to delete the share and create a new one with the new ip. There ...
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How can I configure samba with separate hard drive?

I am in the process of spinning up a CentOS box as a file server. I had the smaller system hard drive already in the machine, installed CentOS, and installed Samba in preparation of my new, bigger ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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samba domain controller on vserver

i have a vserver with ssh access. i try to set up a samba4 domain controller. everything works fine so far. problem is i don't get samba internal DNS working. My vserver has an external IP and my ...
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FreeNAS CIFS/Samba shares visible but not accessible

I have a FreeNAS 9.3 server and am trying to configure the following Samba shares: A share called 'public' accessible to all authenticated users A home directory share, visible only to the ...
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Samba fileshare can't be seen by Win7

I'm a novice network admin who was tasked with setting up a real simple file server for a non-profit I volunteer for. The problem is that I'm not very familiar with Linux, and for a number of reasons ...
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Linux to linux mount

Trying to mount a samba shared directory of a linux(SUSE) server to another linux(SUSE) server on the same network. My scenarion is like below.. on server-1 samba is configure like below and i ...
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Connecting with SMBCLIENT to Windows 7 produces error: “protocol negotiation failed: ERRDOS:ERRnomem”

We've got a home network that has a mix of different operating systems, including two Windows 7 Ultimate PCs, a couple of Android phones, a MacBook Pro and two Linux PCs. My housemates own all but the ...
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How do I recursively download a directory using smbclient?

When I try to fetch a directory with get "Path To\Directory\", I get the following error: NT_STATUS_FILE_IS_A_DIRECTORY opening remote file Path To\Directory How do I recursively download this ...
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can we use unix hardlinks on a mounted windows share?

ln command can create hard links on the mounted windows share, but cp -al fails. Is this expected behaviour? I'm trying to save disk space by creating copy on write style backups using cowdancer, ...