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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Ping / SSH computer via SMB name

At work, I can ping and SSH computers by either their IP or their SMB name. If I try that at home (no, I am not trying to access the office internal network from home), then ping / SSH by IP address ...
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Can't connect to SAMBA - ISP is blocking it

Security issues aside, I'd like to connect to a SAMBA share from home to a server (dedicated or vps, doesn't matter). The server works perfectly. The issue is on the client side. Let me more clear: ...
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Ubuntu Samba server not discovered by Windows 7

Windows 7 cannot discover any samba servers on my local network, I can navigate to them manually with \\server. Solved (kinda)
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Practical way to share 15GB of files with distributed users on cable connections

I am working with a company of 7 employees distributed throughout the U.S., each with basic cable internet connections, who need to share about 15 GB of thousands of documents (mostly Word and PDF ...
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Cannot access Samba Share from windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1 on one of my home workstations. I have another machine running Ubuntu 13.10. Prior to the update to windows 8.1 i was able to access the shares ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Samba very slow performance

I am running Samba 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. File transfer speeds to and from the share are very slow (around 3-4 MB/s). I have tested the network connection using iperf and got speeds around 85-100 ...
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windows explorer takes a long time to find samba share

I have a ubuntu server that has samba installed. For some reason windows takes so long (10 seconds) to find the server when you click on networks, but when you type \\server, it comes up immediately.
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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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Error upon File->Open, every time, in TextPad

I have a Windows 7 Professional desktop that I have begun to use, logged in as a network user to a Samba4 AD domain. Whenever I go to open a file within TextPad (e.g. by choosing Open from the File ...
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How do you back up a RAID 5 server?

I see many information on how to back up single drive, transfer information, or even use the dd command. Originally, I had a 1 disk server, and when I migrated it to a higher end server, I went ahead ...
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Mount Samba share without root access

I have access to a Linux machine, but not root access. I can access a Samba share through smbclient. I'd like to be able to mount this share so I can access it from within Matlab. Normally, if I ...
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Should I disable Netbios over TCP/IP for printing throught Samba+cups?

I have a domain with 100+ machine which are reparted on two IP ranges. On this moment, computers are using netBIOS over TCP/IP or SMB over TCP/IP. It seem that two requests are send ...
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Samba Winbind not working in Debian 8

I am setting up a new samba environment based on Debian Jessie. Installation of PDC was succesfully and Windows clients were able to join. Have a problem at joining the Linux clients. I was following ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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Centos7 samba share not visible in windows 7 network group, but can be directly accessed via \\servename\share

I've set up a Centos 7 samba share according to these instructions: Samba Server Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7. My client machines run Windows 7 64bit pro, and I am able to directly ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can't see or browse SMB file shares depending on two routers

I have two routers (huawei which is the main and linksys connected to it for extra coverage), I can't access my SMB share which is connected to the huawei through the linksys network. note I can ...
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Why is Samba SMB slower than HTTP/NFS/FTP transfer on NAS on my LAN?

I want to set up a NAS which I have done most recently with a Raspberry Pi 2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 32GB microSD) running Raspbian “Jessie”: I have a laptop—an HP Pavilion G6—running ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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Get error 3019 while trying to connect a network printer

I made a powershell script that connect printer user may use. While trying to connect a network printer shared with Samba to my windows 7, I got one error as user but not as administrator : ...
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Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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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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Samba: Need guest/everyone read-only and writeable by users in group

I can't get this to work correctly. I can login as guest fine but when I enter the username and password for a user on the server, it doesn't accept it. Not even root. smb.conf [global] ...
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iPhone app to play music from samba share

I have a samba server I use as a media center and I was wondering if there was an iPhone app to play music from it over wifi. It can be free or $$.
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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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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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LDAP backed Samba File Sharing - What is really required?

I'm administrating a small network infrastructure consisting of a couple of Linux machines used for development and several web services. User management is done using a LDAP database which works very ...
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Samba + Centos (Share not working)

I've done this a few times already, but for some reason this time it's not working. I have a folder called ruby (root:root - 0777) on /home/placona I'm trying to see this folder from my WindowsXP ...
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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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How to mount via cifs non-unicode samba sever with character set conversion?

in old times of smbfs I use codepage and iocharset options, but cifs does not support codepage. What I can do?
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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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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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Mac OS X automatic network disk mount after boot or login

Every day I need to connect/mount an externel drive from a linux samba machine. How can I setup Mac OS X (10.5.8 on a G5) to let him do this automatically after login or boot?
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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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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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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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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 ...