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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Map multiple drives to the same directory for samba/smb clients

I am trying to solve this specific problem: 1) I want to figure out some way to combine the capacities of multiple physical HDD's into what appears to be a single directory as seen by windows clients ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox share folder to host-only network

Is it possible to share folders with samba only to one network? It bothers me that the complete network can see my shares for the VMs. An other posibility could be a subnet for the VM-host, but my ...
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Debugging git repo permissions on samba share

I've been working with git repositories cloned on samba share for about one year and apart from few problems with setting it up there weren't any issues with it. Recently I tried to add some files to ...
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Creating a Symlink in an NTFS share

I am currently on Arch Linux accessing Samba shares of an NTFS drive connected to a windows machine. I want to be able to create Symlinks from my Arch Linux machine in the Samba shares. I have googled ...
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Servers Not Showing Up in Windows Explorer

I've got 2 servers at my house (Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 2012). After renaming the servers, they aren't showing up on any of the Windows computers. Any ideas why this is happening? I've restarted ...
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Setting up Samba4 internal DNS forwarder to try multiple DNS servers

Our network setup until recently was that we had a Samba4 server acting as a DNS server for a few internal names, and forwarding to our main router for everything else (i.e. stuff on the internet.) ...
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Windows 7 & Linux Mint sharing: W7 can't see LM

I have a Linux Mint 15 desktop and Windows 7 laptop that I am attempting to share files and a printer with. I have a bit of an odd problem that I can't figure out how to resolve. I've configured the ...
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Why I can make Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro join domain but can't login after?

Is there any tweak to be done in Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro that makes me be able to login after joining a Samba 4 domain/AD? All the other machines with Windows 7 even XP are in the domain and ...
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Debian - allow user to be root only for specific commands

We have several Linux boxes running Samba that are used 'locally', eg each branch gets their own Samba box to store and share files. The office managers need to be able to add and remove users for ...
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SMB file transfer speeds too low over local LAN

I have built a file server for my home network. It has a 3TB Sata 3Gb/s HDD on a Dual Celeron Mini ITX mobo with 2GB DDR3 RAM. I have installed Ubuntu minimal runing off a flashdrive. I installed ...
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Which desktop.ini is getting lost when there's network disconnection?

I'm a WinXP user on a Windows domain with a Samba fileserver. I have an H: drive mapped for my home files and there's some group policy that makes H:\Desktop be my desktop. The problem is, whenever ...
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How to keep group-writeable shares on Samba with OSX clients?

I have a FreeNAS server on a network with OSX and Windows clients. When the OSX clients interact with SMB/CIFS shares on the server, they are causing permission problems for all other clients. ...
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Windows 7 mapping network shares fails: propfind - method not allowed

I am running two NAS-systems in my home network: One Raidsonic Icybox and one Shuttle Omninas. Everything works fine with those - except for my Windows 7 Laptop. When I try mapping the shares I get an ...
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Cannot Mount Windows 7 Share from Linux using CIFS: Mount error(13): Permission denied

We have a windows XP share entry in our FSTAB that works as follows: //MAIN/StorageD /mnt/storaged cifs username=admin,password='',uid=1001,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noperm ...
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Cannot access Samba share from Windows 8, but I can in Windows 7

I´m trying to connect to my Samba share in my QNAP NAS from a Windows 8 client. The name and password are the same both in the Windows client and the NAS server. I got an authentication error, so I ...
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Why can't I change the domain when connecting to network shares in Windows 8?

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I also have Ubuntu 12.04.3 Server running within Hyper-V on the same machine. The Ubuntu server has Samba installed. Both the host and guest OS are connected ...
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VLC playing vid over samba stuttering?

This is sort of an open ended question, so any recommendations will be appreciated I have a ubuntu box as my main server and I stream video on my mac since I can't carry my server box upstairs This ...
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Cross platform WiFi enabled folder access on linux embedded device

I have a device, we'll say it's a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with a stripped kernel that can only run a single program. This device does not have a keyboard or a mouse, but two joysticks and four ...
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setup netbios client in ubuntu 13.10

I have two laptops with ubuntu 13.10 x64 on them. I want both of them to be able to ping and mount one another via hostname or netbios name which is the same in my case. The computers are called ...
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SMB super slow within LAN between MAC and PC

I have a windows desktop which stores all my movies, songs and pictures. I have a mac laptop which I would like to access these files. I don't want to utilize the FTP or SCP protocol because I ...
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Why does OSX create AppleDouble files on a Samba share, but not on a Windows file share?

We deployed a FreeNAS server with Samba shares on a network consisting of Windows and OSX clients. When the OSX clients copy files onto the Samba shares, a lot of AppleDouble (for example, ...
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samba “username map” stopped to work

It was time to upgrade our group server (new HDs, problems with old installation of DRBD, etc..). Going as usually for CentOS i upgraded whole system from 6.3 to 6.4 The later one came with samba 3.6 ...
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veto files on a Windows Samba Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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How to access my NAS via Samba without a username/password?

In Windows I can access my NAS via Windows Explorer with something like: //MyNAS/Path/To/Files This does not require a username or password. In fact, I've never configured my NAS to have a username ...
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Samba: Read only for guests with a write list

Is there any way of allowing a read only guest access to a share and also have a write list for allowing some users to modify its contents? If possible, I wouldn't like to use files and directories ...
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Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I can't open any files on a SMB share shared by my OS X Mavericks Mac

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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virtual machines, dual booting and data disks on SSD

This is in planning, so if I've got the strategy wrong, please let me know. There are multiple questions here, but I think they all degenerate to the same answers. The hardware is a laptop with a ...
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New samba user won't login

I've already got one samba user setup on my Arch desktop computer that is used by all the computers running Windows on my home network for sharing files. Here's the samba share configuration: [Shared ...
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How do I create a password-protected Samba share in Linux?

I'm having an issue setting a password on a simple Samba share. I want the share to be visible to people on my network, but only people with the right set of credentials should be able to log in and ...
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Windows XP won't accept uname/password for samba share

I'm trying to connect to a samba share using windows XP Professional. I type \\mother\home into My Computer's address bar, and as expected a "Connect to mother" dialog appears for me to type in my ...
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Print on Ubuntu via Windows 7 printer share without additional printer drivers

i got a problem: i got a Shinko CHC-S2145 printer and have to print from Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) - i need some special features that are only aviable with a linux machine. I installed VirtualBox and ...
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Setting Synology DSM default CIFS permissions

I just recently got my first Synology NAS (DS213+) and am running DSM 4.3 on it. I still have a few days of tinkering to spend on it before I need to decide if I should exchange it for a QNAP or ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS: installing samba fails

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and everything is ok with nic and accessing internet, but when I use Ubuntu Software Center to install Samba it fails;(I installed other softwares using Ubuntu Software ...
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How can I tell how long a particular file has been in a directory?

I want to find (and delete) all files from a directory that have been in the directory longer than X days. I know that I can find files that haven't been modified in an hour with find /directory/* ...
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Change group permissions on linux shared folder

I have Oracle Linux 5 installed on virtual machine. There is a shared folder created with samba. I can access this folder from my Windows 7 machine and copy files. My problem is, when i copy files to ...
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samba share linux to windows

Is it possible to map a linux directory in windows? And can someone please show me how this is done with minimal configuration? I don't need many bells and/or whistles... or even security as the host ...
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Can't write to samba share

I try to setup a samba file server, but whatever I do I can't get write access to work (reading works fine). This is my current situation: I have a local fileserver with 3 harddisks mounted at ...
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Printer Sharing - Ubuntu and Windows 7

Here is a description of my setup: I have a Brother DCP-7020 USB laser printer hooked up to a desktop computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Xubuntu desktop, if it matters). In my room is a laptop with ...
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Why are some lines lost when tail -F'ing a file on a samba mount?

I have a process on host #1 which is periodically appending to a file - foo.log. I have a process on host #2 which has access to foo.log via a samba mount. And I invoke tail -F on that file to ...
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apt-get upgrade samba for samba-tools_3.6.18-1ubuntu2_i386.deb

I am trying to update my samba tool to a 3.6.18 which is the latest in the repository (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/samba/) but apt-get says that my current samba which is 3.6.3 is ...
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Samba: Write access rights without read access rights possible?

Is it possible on samba to have only write access, but no read access and no browsing rights? I'm trying to solve the this access problem: A windows XP or windows7 machine running within a VM is ...
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Samba: smbd unrecognized service

Running service smbd restart on a Debian Home server gives me an error reading smbd unrecognized service. The service ran fine after the initial installation, with the abbreviated output being: ...
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Possibly a dying hard drive, but reads, writes work - unsure about log entries

I recently received a Linux box having problems with Samba share - first off, couldn't connect, second ls -la showed some I/O error (close to what can be seen below) with no listing. Now, I've fully ...
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Are there any alternative CIFS implementations for the Windows platform?

Out of curiosity, is using standard built-in Microsoft Windows file and folder sharing services the only way of running a CIFS/SMB server on a Windows machine or are there alternatives (like open ...
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getent passwd outputs only local users

I want to authenticate via Active Directory on a CentOS 6.4 server. wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g display the domain users/groups. Authentication via wbinfo -a DOMAIN+user works. Authentication via kinit ...
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Mount samba user directory at login on Windows

To have user settings shared on a server for Linux clients, I would set up the client to : bind the user login and password against an LDAP server get the user login and password via pam_mount mount ...
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Apache/php cannot access remote cifs/samba share

I am trying to understand what my problem might be here: I am using a web application built on LAMP that needs access to a samba share that I've successfully mounted using mount -t cifs ... In the ...
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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

Server: Samba on Ubuntu 12.04, with security = user. A variety of file shares - some need to be accessible by guests, some are allowed users = user1. Client: Windows XP, on same workgroup as the ...
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Windows 7 not connecting to Samba Shares

I'm setting up a home server using Ubuntu Server 12.04Lts and I'm trying to connect my Windows 7 desktop to it. However when I try to connect from my windows 7 PC I get a message saying "Windows ...
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How can I share `c:\program files`?

actually, it is c:\Program Files (x86)\Vim. I want to store my vim configs into this folder and broadcast it on lan. I've given Everyone read access and Administrator read/write/delete(or whatever ...