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 do I set read/write permissions on a Raspberry Pi set up as a network storage device?

I've followed the ff instructions on how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a simple network storage device: How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Low-Power Network Storage Device However I ran into a problem ...
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How would I pull a list of all files a user has write access to on Samba based on ACLs?

My boss has tasked me with a job that I am unsure how to accomplish. We have a Ubuntu system running Samba in user mode. Over the years, various IT guys at the company have applied ACLs via setfalc to ...
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Import schema into Samba/AD domain?

I have set up a Samba4 domain controller to serve as my Active Directory PDC. It works flawlessly in that respect. My next challenge is to install FusionDirectory to make managing it easier and to ...
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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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SSH tunnel on Windows 10 to Linux Samba

I know This question has been asked a few times already but I think my problem might be slightly different. Maybe I'm not understanding the fundamentals of the issue. I have a Linux Samba share that ...
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Inplace modification of incron monitored files

I have samba share where users create video files, i need to stripe audio tracks from that video files and rsync new files to remote folder. I monitor the samba share with CLOSE_WRITE option, to strip ...
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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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What does Windows 7 'Diagnose Network' actually do (as opposed to “just check”)? [duplicate]

I have a Linux guest virtual machine under VirtualBox, on Windows 7 Professional, which exports its disk as a Samba share. When I connect to \\SHARENAME after booting, though, while the share does ...
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How can I enable anonymous access to a Samba share under ADS security mode?

I'm trying to enable anonymous access to a single service in my Samba config. Authorized user access is working perfectly, but when I attempt a no-password connection, I get this message: Anonymous ...
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Signing OpenVPN server and clients certificates by Samba4 DC auto-signed CA.pem

I installed Samba4 and configured it to be domain controller, and it auto generated ca.pem, cert.pem, key.pem. And now I want to use the same CA of samba to sign the new certificates (maybe generated ...
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Server doesn't start, maybe partition table

I really need help, yesterday I installed SAMBA 4 on my server and tried to restart after that, but now the Server doesn't start anymore it freezes everytime at the same point.. During that i also ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to Samba on OpenWRT with a login and password

I have a Samba server configured running on an OpenWRT router. It makes several shares available accessible to anyone (as guests), some even allow writing. This all works fine. Now, I'd like to add ...
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Samba Not able to access if wrong DNS is specified in Back to Back Connection

We have 2 systems connected to each other through a LAN cable , so the connection here is BACK TO BACK , and it is not connected to a router or any outside node , it's just connected to each other ...
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Issues in accessing samba share on windows 10 only

First diagnostics showed the following error: windows socket registry entries missing Then I have removed the registry entries of winsock and winsock2 and reinstalled them by downloading and ran ...
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Circumvent limitations of CIFS/Samba

My situation: I have a NAS which serves shares via CIFS/Samba. Internally, it uses an ext3 filesystem, but this is not relevant (I think). I have some Linux computers (using ext4 filesystems) which I ...
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List Samba users?

So yesterday evening I was pulling my hair out (figuratively -- I'm bald) for over an hour trying to figure out why smbpasswd kept rejecting my attempts to reset the password for one of my Samba users....
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Samba is denying write access with inherit permissions set

I'm setting up a new Debian Server with Samba, in NT Domain Mode (I know, I know... But it's a stand alone for hosting small files!). I want to use inherit permissions on the share, so that I can just ...
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Share mounted samba share in another share

I have a directory that is shared via samba. Now I mount a share on another computer to a directory that is inside this share. The problem is that this mounted share appears as empty directory when ...
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How my Samba shared folder is protected without any valid user defined

I'm having a hard time trying to understand how Samba is able to put restriction on a folder having no "valid user" property set here is my smb.conf [test-share] comment = test shared folder. ...
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Access Recycle Bin through SMB?

I am accessing one of my computers through SMB (file sharing) and I am running into a problem. I am trying to access the Recycle Bin but it does not work. I read it is DriveLetter/$Recycle.Bin, so I ...
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zentyal ldap groups/unix group

I can't understand what's going on with zentyal when you have a group and users (definied in zentyal and stored in it's own LDAP). You can grant to these groups and users access to Samba folder, but ...
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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SMB slow read/write from Mac workstation vs. Windows

We have an SMB share running in Hyper-V on Server 2012. Read/Write to the share from Windows workstations on the network is around 100 MB/s, which seems good. Read/Write from Mac workstations to the ...
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Microsoft Office VERY Slow Opening Files on Network Shares

I manage several computers running Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2013. Our users store and access many of the Microsoft Office files on a network share. For a typical file ...
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Getting Cifs SMB Disk Usage Info from Ubuntu 12.04 to netapp

I need to retrieve disk usage information for a smb/cifs share from ubuntu 12.04 to a netapp but passing user credentials. Currently I use the following command: user@host:~$ smbclient //...
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Disable Open File security check Windows 10

I have not found a suitable solution for this: Open File security Check For the record this is the security dialog I am referring to: This is mounted as a network drive from a Raspberry Pi ...
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OSX on VMPlayer, running on Windows 10: SMB shared files keep getting “resource is busy”. Windows 8.1 was fine

I have a swwt arrangment that allows me easy iOS development: Windows 10 El Capitan running inside VMPlayer. OSX 10.8 as the VM host. I'm sahring files between the Win and OSX machines via SMB: ...
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Computer accessible via IP and shown in NET VIEW, doesn't automatically appear in Explorer

The LAN with the problem has about 5 Win 8.1 PCs and a unix file server. The file server also acts as browser master via samba. File sharing works fine, each machine can see the others - except one (...
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Mount a Samba share using Kerberos ticket

I have a Samba server (which is the domain controller), and a Ubuntu 14.04 Client with a logged user who is authenticated by Kerberos (the client joined to domain with Likewise). The user want to ...
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Windows won't recognize network printer

So this has been driving me crazy. I've set up a shared printer via Samba on Ubuntu using this very helpful guide. Everyone using a Mac can connect and print perfectly. Windows on the other hand will ...
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Samba eats RAM?

I don't really know what's going on here at the moment: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1272 root 20 0 3829868 3.312g 1860 D 0.7 93.0 512:39.94 ...
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Joining Windows host to a Samba Active Directory failed

I couldn't join a Windows (2k3) computer to a Samba4 Active Directory, because I got this message on the host: Error occured joining the domain. The specified network name is no longer available. ...
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Access Denied on a Ubuntu Desktop shared folder from Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 version 1511 as a client, and Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop with Samba 4.3.9 as server. If I create a shared folder in Virtualbox on the Windows machine and try to get access from this ...
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How to allow guest access in SAMBA

So basically, I'm having the exact same issue as the guy in this thread. I can see the samba print share, but not access it from windows. The top answer, which looks promising states that I must do ...
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update samba using apt-get and automatically keep local smb.conf

I have a bunch of systems running debian 8.4.0 which can be user updated through a web interface. The system then fetches an update from our server and runs an update script. Logging in remotely is ...
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Setting Windows drivers for CUPS printer a.k.a Point'n'Print

I have Samba 4.2.10 and CUPS 1.7.5 running on Debian 8. The server is domain member. In CUPS I have several printers, and I shared them with Samba. Printing test page from CUPS works fine, printing ...
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Moved VM Ubuntu from Windows to Mac, no longer able to access shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VMware Workstation 11 under Window 7. I have installed Samba and mounted /var/www/ to be accessible through the network connection to access through the native ...
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Don't have write permissions anywhere on samba server

I set up a Raspberry Pi with an external hard drive, and we messed something up at first so it was using the SD as storage. I have since moved the directories to the external hard drive, and update ...
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Unable to access Samba Server on Raspbian with OpenVPN whilst on same network

My Pi is connected to my network, and I can access it on the folder "Oliver" on it with my PC, however, I cannot access this folder with my phone. It asks for a username and password. I assumed the ...
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How to find samba user who writes file?

I have a zentyal ubuntu system where I get all the time tempory files written into the main share directory. Is there a way to track down which samba user writes them? The files look like that: /...
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Samba: Using 'netbios aliases' with win 7 and 10

I have a Samba file server for a Windows enviroment, the server pretends to be two using 'netbios aliases', so that I have server Backup1 and Backup2 with different shares. Used to be that this ...
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SMBclient put file does not exist

I am trying to write a cron script which will copy a file from an SMB share to my local linux folder. I am connecting to the share like this... /usr/bin/smbclient \\\\myserver\\myshare It connects ...
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Can't access Samba shares after moving to another server

Here's the issue: I've recently decided to move whole Samba service to new server without recreating everything again. So, I installed Samba on CentOS 6.7 and overwrote the following: /etc/passwd, /...
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Copying Within Samba Share Downloads Locally

I'm have a headless nas server running a Samba share, and I'm trying to copy files from one folder on the share, to another folder on the same share. Terminal commands are a bit cumbersome, and its ...
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Access Samba share in VM via Centos Host with a Windows 10 PC

I'm running Windows 10 on a PC which can see a Centos 7 server on the network. That server is hosting several VMs running Centos 7 on a different sub-net (i.e. 192.168.122.xxx). The Centos Host and ...
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samba sync password with unix password on debian wheezy

I installed samba on my server and I am trying to write a script to spare me the two steps to add user, e.g.: adduser username smbpasswd -a username My smb.conf states: # This boolean parameter ...
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Instant log out in Samba and winbind

I'm trying to log in to my domain with ubuntu, i already configured samba and winbind, the login seems successful, but when it logs in, instantly it logs out... And then it just show this and logs ...
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Direct host SMB - Ports

It's well known that SMB uses port 445, and that NetBIOS uses ports 137-139. However, according to all official MS documentation (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/204279), SMB uses both TCP and ...
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How to set up anonymous read-only samba shares

I'm confused with the way to setup samba shares on a LAN for different clients. Here's my smbd.conf file : [global] workgroup = TOMMY server string = NAS server dns proxy = no ...
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What is the typical speed of samba share on 100Mbps Lan?

I am sharing my movies via samba on my windws 7 laptop. I am transferring the movies on my android tv box connected via ethernet and I get around 3-4 MB/s .. i wanted to know if it is normal speed? ...