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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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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Samba 4 Active Directory in Slackware 14.1

While trying to setup Samba 4 Active Directory in Slackware 14.1 32 bits I did (just after a fresh install): # samba-tool domain provision --use-rfc2307 --use-xattrs=yes --interactive Realm: ...
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Can't access files in SMB share

I'm trying to mount some share from my synology NAS via SMB. I'm using Linux Mint and when I mount it over the GUI ("Computer"->"Network"->"NAS"->"Sharename") everything works fine. But I want it to ...
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Samba 4 - The server is not operational error message

I just went through the Samba 4 setup guide, with no prior domain. I'm using the Internal DNS Server offered by the Samba 4 package. I can connect to see shared folders, and access most features in ...
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How do I wait for network manager in init.d

I'm getting a startup error with the nmbd service. It can't bind to a particular port. However, if I manually bounce the service after the computer comes up, it's fine. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. That ...
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What is Other Execute on Linux and How Do I Fix This To Allow Windows to Hide/Unhide Files on An NTFS Samba Share (All Files Are Stuck Hidden)

I've made a Samba share of an NTFS drive and I access the NAS from Windows. However, I can't hide any files through Windows by accessing properties and checking hidden. I then learned that if I add ...
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Linux ACL for students test submission, Create, Append, Delete but not Read for others

There should be a TO Folder on a Samba-Share, where everybody is allowed to create files, edit and delete them. But one user should not be allowed to read the files others have created. The main idea ...
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Check if samba down from a Linux client

What is the most effective way to check Samba server availability from a Linux client?
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What are my options for setting user permissions with a CIFS share?

I have a NAS that only allows CIFS mounts on a Linux machine. I would like to set it up on a server, that I don't have root access to (but can ask every once in a while the root to do something on the ...
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Permissions difficulty accessing remote '/' with CIFS

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Samba 4 Domain controller: authentication from windows client stopped working

I've set up a samba 4 domain controller, we have four Windows 7/8 clients in the domain. This setup worked for the past 6 months. Recently, I've not been able to log in with my credentials from two ...
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Transfer speed over network faster than from the server itself Ubuntu 14.04

I have a home server low powered 800mhz 2 cpu running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have attached a 5TB external hard drive USB 3.0 and I get average 30MB+/s read speed using hdparm -t --direct. My issue is ...
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Windows 10 can't use linux samba share anymore

My windows 10 machine stopped being able to access samba shares on several debian servers. I can connect to them, but as soon as I look at any file or directory I get access denied. Last week it used ...
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Windows guest doesn't see usb printer

I have Vbox setup in Slackware host running windows 7 guest. I have installed guest additions and extension pack. Both are Version 5.0.14. The guest can see no usb activity and I can't add usb devices ...
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Can access, but not browse, windows network behind Ubuntu router

My network setup is like this: Internet -> Ubuntu router and file server -> PCs. The Ubuntu server (which is a DHCP and DNS server for the network) is running Samba with a couple of shares, ...
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How to specify IPv6 link-local bind address in smb.conf?

Using samba 4.1.17-Debian I have tried the following smb.conf entries to bind samba to the link-local ipv6 addresses interfaces = fe80::d270:36a5:ac03:37ea%br0 fe80::/10 ::1 bind interfaces only = ...
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One folder doesn't have write access - samba share

I have an external HD in NTFS format setup to share from my router. Here is the fstab entry I have for mounting in Ubuntu: //rt-n66u-8fe8/data /mnt/rt-n66u-8fe8/data cifs ...
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hide samba share names

Just typed smb://user@ip in Dolphin and it showed the samba shares to me without asking for any password. Trying to enter any of the shares requires a password which provides some kind of security. ...
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What is samba multi-call, specifically on DD-WRT?

I'm currently playing with DD-WRT on my home router. I'm trying to figure out how to run various commands and services manually via SSH. One thing I'm trying to do is initiate Samba. When I view smbd ...
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Samba AD user with same name as local user

I just started using Samba as a domain controller at home. I have set up so that users who log on to the server have users and home folders created if it's the first time etc. I have one issue ...
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Samba Share Files on openSUSE 11.2 not Visible through other computers on network

I have created the samba share on my OpenSuse 11.2 Linux machine. testparm gives all the parameters I have set. Everything looks perfect. I am able to access /myshare from other mac and windows ...
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Access samba share from windows, log in with rsa key

I've got samba set up to allow for the viewing of home directories of logged in users. Now I've got this user, called git, which does not have a password. The only way to get access to him is by ...
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Windows 10 cannot connect to samba file share

I have had a Samba file server for a while without any problem, but since upgrading to Windows 10 I cannot connect to it anymore. I can connect to the file server from my Windows 7 laptop on the same ...
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Give write permissions on samba shares

I am trying to give myself write access to several directories in samba shares. However, I am only partially successful and I cannot figure out why this does not work... Lets say I am user username ...
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PCs can't see my mac when setting up ethernet network mac snow leopard to vista and xp

Summary: I have crossed ethernet cable connecting 10.6 machine to vista machine (also hope to do with xp, and within windows machines). The mac side is basically working, but with some weird behavior, ...
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How to connect Windows 10 (joined to Samba) to a Microsoft account?

After joining Windows 10 (1511) to a Samba domain, domain users are unable to sign in to the Microsoft store. It just fails with an unspecific error. This not only affects the store app, but also the ...
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Samba not accessible via Server name anymore

From one day to another, my samba share (Debian 8 with current Samba 4.1.17) stopped turning up in the windows network neighborhood (Win 10). For a few days it was still accessible by typing ...
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SMB share from ubuntu 14.04 is not available to Windows 10

This is a virtualbox vm, ubuntu guest on a windows host, bridged (ip 192.168.1.236). My home windows lan is HOUSE. ps aux | grep smbd shows me that smbd is running. I have restarted it after ...
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How to print to CIFS/SMB printer from linux with spaces in the share name?

I am trying to print to a printer shared from a Windows 7 host that has spaces in the share name. The output of smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 is as follows: [ariel@e11 ~]$ smbclient -U " "%" " -L ...
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Cannot log into SMB server Debain Jessie

I recently got a new, shiny x86 server for Christmas, migrating from Raspbian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie) and I was running LAMP, AFP, SMB, etc. on the Pi. The AFP and LAMP work fine on the new ...
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Cannot upload drivers to Samba : printer name is empty string

I use CUPS web interface 631 to create a printer, reload samba, then try to upload driver to it. Unfortunately, even if printer name appears on the server root, it does not appears as an empty string ...
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Another Samba permission denied error

This is my first attempt at setting up a samba share without some fancy gui doing all the heard work for me. This needs to be a secured share that a Windows Server 2003 system can access (don't ask). ...
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Cannot access Samba shares from Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 PC that has a problem accessing a network share. The firewall is disabled, network is local, I tried accessing by IP or doamin name. Same workgroup. What is even more weird, from a ...
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Configure SAMBA WinBIND error:

I'm trying to configure samba file share with Windows by Samba WinBIND. At the final stage of installation I'm getting an error when configure SELinux policies to Samba domain controller. Here it is ...
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Make Mint forget share credentials

I typically edit my /etc/fstab file when I want to mount a share, but I was in a hurry when installing a new OS and instead used the GUI to mount a samba share and I selected the "Remember forever" ...
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Samba execute permission is always set

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server that exposes a samba share to Windows machine. When I connect to the share and create files with notepad, permissions are respected and files don't become executable. ...
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Centos 7 won't join or leave a domain

I have a centos 7 server with samba share for windows client, the samba is authenticated via active directory. I've first joined the domain using realm join my.domain Everything worked fine for a ...
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Print from Linux without drivers trough CUPS

What I am trying to do: To print from any computer in my network, regardless of drivers. What I have: 3 printers An ubuntu print server with CUPS and all printers working well on it A network :) The ...
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Troubleshooting Samba (windows shares) perfomance on an Intel NIC

At home, a native windows-shares client on Windows 7 and Windows 10 is performing poorly. It is connected to a Samba server through a gigabit switch. The read-rate is at around 60 MB/s while writes to ...
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samba: Oplock break failed for file <file> — replying anyway

I am getting dozens of these messages in my log. I've tried putting "blocking locks = no" in the name of the share that these messages occur in (from this link) and kernel oplocks = yes in the ...
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Print server not working on Debian/Samba

I have the following setup: Debian latest stable Samba latest stable HP LaserJet 1018 connected via USB Windows 8.1 64bit client computer I'm trying to set up the print server for this HP printer. ...
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Mount VeraCrypt (fuse) as root user

I want to share one of my connected ex-TrueCrypt drives via SMB. I already have three other drives, which are unencrypted, mounted under /mnt. They show as owned by root:root and I can browse them ...
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OpenVPN doesn't show remote network shares

I have a working openvpn server at home and can connect to it using a remote openvpn client at work. Client is on windows 10 home, server is debian. I know the openvpn is working because I can ssh to ...
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Automatically mount external hard drive into Samba share

I have setup my Raspberry Pi home server, one short-coming is if I unplug 1 of my external hard drives, use it, and plug it back in to the Pi, this drive is not recognized/readable, it returns an ...
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Cannot Access the file using Samba

I have set the following properties in smb.conf for the folder "Share" [Share] path = /home/root/Desktop/Share available = yes valid users = root read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable ...
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Not able to access the folder in Windows using Samba

I have setup Samba to share a folder from my Linux Virtual Box to my Windows machine. The problem is that I can ping my Linux server from my computer but cannot access it using IP (using "run") Any ...
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Permissions in Samba

I am facing this problem. I am running a samba server for some windows clients. I have 100 users in this samba share and all of them are belong to the primary group "smbusers". Now, I created an excel ...
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How can I search for files on a Samba share in Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 23 on an old PC for a friend who wanted a basic office machine. Everything works fine, but the feature they really need is file search in a Windows (Samba) shared ...
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Samba - use only Unix users

I am setting up a home server with file sharing using Samba. It has XUbuntu 15.10. Samba uses passwords specified in shares-admin by default. However, I want Samba to use users from /etc/passwd and ...
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How to get clients' names into the caching DNS-server?

Scenario: small home/workshop network (behind NAT), one Linux server running Samba 3.6.6 + DHCP-server + pdns-client (caching dns), some 2-3 workstations (Linux + Windows) and some 2-5 units (Android ...