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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Long SMB session setup delay

I have a Windows machine connecting to an SMB share on a local Debian server. Everything works flawlessly, when it's connected, but the first connection (either after a boot / reboot, or after ...
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Strange network behavior CENTOS 7 and Vmware workstation

I have fresh install of CENTOS in Vmware workstation 11 on my Laptop running Windows 8.1. I installed samba and everything worked fine. When I disconnected from my home network strange things started ...
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Brother DCP-9055 CDN over samba color/BW property is disabled

We have bought i color brother DCP-9055 CDN and downloaded the latest drivers from the manufacturer website. Then we are using Samba and CUPS to deploy thoses printer driver. We only aim at printing ...
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Microsoft PKI + Samba AD

Have you ever tried to build Samba as Active directory domain controller in order to install Active Directory Certificate Services? The purpose is to have an enterprise ca with samba ad instead of ...
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tuning windows 7 to centos linux smb over a long distance VPN connection

I'll try to fill in as I can, but here's the basics We have a VPN (I believe running openvpn) between a site in singapore to a main site in london, with the main site.Its a purely ipv4network. We ...
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“Ghost folders” showing up in Windows share

I have an Active Directory domain setup with Samba 4.2. This domain uses roaming profiles for all users, which are stored on a "Profiles" share on the Samba server. Furthermore, it uses folder ...
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What’s going on “under the hood” in this Samba transfer? Specifically the occasional dips in transfer speed?

I have a Windows 7 system with a Samba shared folder and an Ubuntu system that has access to that folder. Using the Ubuntu system I copy a 68GB folder (SSD) to the Windows machine (HDD) which ...
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Samba: configuring a share with write permissions for everyone, mapped as a specific user

I have the following config for samba: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = z log level = 0 vfs:0 syslog = 0 max log size = 0 load printers = No printcap name = /dev/null ...
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Samba On Linux: Allow Sharing Of Files In FUSE-Mounted Partition

I have this server at home with a single SSD with the following partition scheme: sda1 = 512 MB - EFI Partition sda2 = 512 MB - FAT Boot Partition sda3 = 3096 MB - Linux-swap sda4 = 20 GB - Ext4 (OS) ...
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Permission denied while mounting windows share wih cifs-utils

I want to access a windows share from my vbox ubuntu machine (I have all proxies set up correctly). The problem is that I get a permission denied error with no extra reasons when trying to mount via ...
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Access files on RasPi over WAN using an Android device

My use case is the following: I have a RaspberryPi with a mounted external HDD which contains lots of high definition (1080p) movies. I access these within my LAN using NFS exports. I also want access ...
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How is the FID generated for a SMB “Create AndX Request?”

I see in the traces while accessing a network share, there are multiple CreateAndX requests (which opens the folders) with an FID associated with them. However, some of them don’t and they get a ...
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Is it possible to reboot a Samba NAS device (Cisco/Linksys NSS4000) using telnet?

I have a Samba NAS—Cisco/Linksys NSS4000—that I cannot connect to using UNC paths or drive mapping, and I cannot access the built in web application. But I can ping the device by it’s IP address as ...
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How do I safely update a shared FoxPro database over CIFS on Linux?

My customer has a bunch of FoxPro database files shared on a Windows server. I need to make modifications to them from a Linux box, where the share is mounted with Samba. My code already acquires ...
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Sharing folder from centos 7.0 using samba fails

I've installed samba, set selinux config to disabled, configured sharing folder following this q&a: Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox. My centos 7 ...
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Issues with SAMBA starting, stopping and restarting on CentOS 7.0

I’ve installed SAMBA on CentOS 7.0 (recently updated) using yum install, and when trying start, restart or stop system returns following type of message: Redirecting to /bin/systemctl stop ...
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Create a Samba share for guests

Software versions: CentOS 6.6 x64 Samba 4.0.0-66.el6_6.rc4 (from YUM) Problem: I am trying to create a Samba share on my CentOS server for guests/unauthenticated users. Using the configuration ...
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clonezilla works for ssh server but not samba server

currently using clonezilla live and i can successfully backup and restore an entire image using the ssh server option. i specify my user name and also my password and saves the image on my ssh server, ...
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How can I view disk quota usage on a CIFS share from a Linux client?

I have several Linux clients that mount a share on a remote machine running Windows Server 2012. The relevant line in /etc/fstab looks like this: //server.address.com/share /media/share cifs ...
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opening zip over a share (guest: mac, host: ubuntu) writes “hidden” files

the settings: server: Ubuntu, running samba server clients, connecting to the server via windows share: Mac osx 10.10.2 Windows 7 Both clients can copy, create, update, delete files on the ...
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clonezilla image home directory /home/partimag is not a mounting point to a samba server?

theI just got clonezilla to try it out and I keep having problems with this specific area. To be aware, I am doing this off of virtualbox and saving the image to be samba physical server, and all of ...
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Waiting for other pc to come up before mounting samba share

I am mounting a samba share via /etc/fstab. My problem is, if they are shutdown and I start them the machine who mounts the share is up first, and therefore the share is not yet available. Is there a ...
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Samba Network Path not found

I am trying to set up a Samba-Connection between my linux server and my home computer. However, when I try to add the Samba share as a network drive using net use k: \\ip.ip.ip.ip\shared password ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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How to upload Lexmark network driver into Samba?

I have a Lexmark C950DE, i go to the Lexmark official website and get an huuuge executable (98Mo) then I run it. I set a CUPS printer with a raw queue, then share it with samba 3.6.6. It share ...
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Is there a way to mount a SAMBA share as a slice as a “physical disk” in Mac OS X?

I know this is not the best way to do this but I’ve mounted a SAMBA shared NAS in /Volumes and I can access it just fine. However, I am using a software tool that I need to recognize it as a writable ...
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Linux Name Resolution-Samba or Bind

I'm trying to make sure that all my PC's(with any OS) & mobile devices can see my Linux computer's name(x100 for example). Is using Samba the best option for this? Or if I install a DNS Server ...
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Working remotely on linux with samba

Here is what I like to accomplish: I'm working on a PHP website right now with multiple developers. I have just installed a decent linux server on which we can work. The idea is, that everybody ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...