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 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, ...
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Must the Owner of a File Have Equal or Greater Permissions than the Group?

Note: These results were altered to disguise the real names of these files and user names. I'm editing the text file tablet.css over a Samba Share with the following permissions: File Permissions on ...
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Is virtualbox birdged adapter slower than NAT?

I use samba server to share files between ubuntu and windows 7. The samba requires the Windows 7 and Ubuntu must be in same net section (eg. 192.168.0.108 and 192.168.0.125) in this way the samba ...
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Unable to open files with OpenVPN and samba (writing works)

I have setup a samba server and it works correctly from the local network. When accessing via OpenVPN both from Windows and GNU/Linux writing works but can't open any files. It just timeouts when ...
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How can I get Samba to close files immediately?

I've been experiencing a baffling disappearing file issue on my NAS since I first bought it, and only today after extensive testing do I think I have a handle on what exactly is occurring. I fear ...
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Why are my home file transfers very slow?

I have a shared local network between my desktop and laptop,configured with Samba shared files, directly connected via ethernet. My laptop has 10/100 mbps and my desktop has 10/100/1000 mbps, yet ...
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Requirements to show up in Network Neighborhood

What are the requirements for a Linux box running Samba to show up in Network Neighborhood in Windows and to be accessible using "\\SERVERNAME\"? I read that I need to make the Linux box the WINS ...
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Mount error(5):Input/output error on mount

I am getting mount error (5): Input output error on mounting to cifs windows share. Command executed: sudo /bin/mount -t cifs //server/folder /mnt/folder/ -o ...
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Samba Password must change after first logon

How to enable "samba password must change after first/next logon" I enabled a function in pdbedit file but is not working. root#/opt/samba/bin/pdbedit -P "user must logon to change password" account ...
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Linux Default Permissions for New Home Directory

So I have a Red Hat 6.5 system that I am joining to Active Directory using Winbind and Samba. The system successfully joins to the domain. I can login as a domain user, but immediately upon login, I ...
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Unable to get Samba server to work in Linux Mint 17.1

There are two folders AFolder and .AFolder which I want to share through a Samba server. I am not able to get it to work. shivanand@Pattanshetti-home /etc/samba $ cat smb.conf [global] server string ...
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Yosemite: accessing to a shared computer connection issues

I hope you can help me with this. It's hours I've been struggling in understanding why since the update to Yosemite accessing to a shared folder has become an impossible task. Useless to say I ...
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Samba, winbind and AD authentication: username is invalid on this system

I am trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication using Samba and Winbind. Domain controller is Windows 2000 SP4 (don't judge). File server is Debian 7.7 (latest stable). This ...
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Samba on FreeNAS permission troubles

I have a smbd 4.1.9 on FreeNAS 9.2.1.6 and having some permissions troubles. On the NAS there is a file as follows: -rwxrwxr-x+ 1 user1 SomeGroup 8820 Nov 27 15:59 file* now, when I mount ...
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When I delete a file/folder on Windows in a Samba share - what unix commands are being issued?

Let's say I have a Samba share and a Windows client deletes a folder in it. Is it the same internally as rm -rf foldername? Is there any cleanup needed? Also is there a difference for the Samba share ...
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WD My Cloud impossible to reach (SSH, HTTP, Samba/NFS): How to back up my contents and do a Full Factory Restore?

I own a WD My Cloud (WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, model WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN, to be specific). I set it up to allow SSH access, which worked great for months. However, I ran apt-get ...
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Acessing samba shares on different internal network with different IP range

As you can probably see from my topography, my Raspberry Pi is directly connected to the ISP modem/router with an IP of 192.168.1.2, whereas my PC is one network underneath with an IP of 10.0.0.4. ...
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How do I log in to Windows network from Linux live cd? [duplicate]

I like to work on my programming projects at school but my school has Windows 7 on all the machines and so I can't use python, liclipse, linux tools, etc. I can use a live cd to boot into Linux but ...
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LDAP schema extension fails: there is no such object on the server

I'm trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication on Debian. Domain controller is Windows 2000 Server SP4 Update Rollup 1. There are no other domain controllers in this domain. ...