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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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? ...
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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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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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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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Can't access Linux Samba share from OSX

I have a samba share in an arch linux server, that I cannot access from OSX, but I can access it normally from any Windows machine. When I try to access it from the terminal (from OSX) with the ...
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Unable to edit files and folders over Samba

I am running Samba v4.2.10-Debian on my Raspberry Pi 2B (running Raspbian Jessie) and have set up a fstab file to mount my external drive on /dev/sda1 to /media/ECHO: /dev/sda1 /media/ECHO auto ...
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Cannot create new users in Active Directory (Using Samba4 as DC and AD)

I setup Samba version 4.1.17-Ubuntu as domain controller and active directory, and everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I try to use the administrator account on one windows 10 PC domain member ...
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Different logon scripts for different users

The Samba server of my company doesn't provide a reliable way to introduce the logon scipts for the different offices. Now my question is: How can I deposit the script so that the computer maps the ...
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Samba share guest readable but group writable

I am trying create a samba share which is readable by anyone (guest/anonymous access) but only writeable by a particular system group. However it is not writeable to anyone. I have created a new ...
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Restart Windows Services from Linux while keeping password off the command line

I'd like to write some scripts (run on my linux computer) to help automatically restart some windows services. While I've found many answers that suggest using net rpc service, they all involve ...
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How do i register file shares with bonjour on windows?

I want to register file shares with Bonjour Samaba _smb._tcp. Whats involved in doing so?
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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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Browser link to Windows share in Ubuntu and OS X

In Windows, I am able to create a bookmark in any browser to a file on a network share, like so: file://network/path/to/file/example.htm This works well in Windows because it avoids needing a ...
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can't access windows 7 shared folder via samba 4.2.10-Debian NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

Well it worked before the badlock update, not well, but worked. Now I'm just getting NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME. The only thing I set in my smb.conf is the netbios name. ...
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What is the resource consumption of a network drive

I have a Linux NAS with Samba shares. It is in our LAN and will be accessed by 25-30 machines (most of them running Windows). There are 10-15 different shared folders with different rights for the ...
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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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Remote edits over NAS

I regularly access my files stored on Samba server (running on Linux) by mapping it as network drive on Windows 8 laptop. My questions are: - If I open a remote spreadsheet directly from mapped ...
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Opening smb:// links on windows

Is there any way to make Windows (10 preferably) explorer to open smb protocol URI? Like smb://1.2.3.4/file.txt I'm in a diverse environment of operating systems (mostly windows, mac and linux) and ...
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Samba4 + Kerberos + BIND9 + winbind on Ubuntu 14.04

i have trouble to setup samba4 kerberos and bind9 to work as DC (all services are installed on one machine). i have post my cfg files after next paragraph. The problems is if i try to run smbclient ...
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Samba connection to windows not working

I have videos in a windows computer. I want to watch them in a linux computer. Both computers are connected through a router in my house. That is it. All tutorials that I have found simply say the ...
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How can I monitor file transfers between PC and NAS?

I use the Windows 10 file history and it copies original and changed files to my Synology NAS through SMB. Now I like to know which files windows is transfering to the NAS. Because it produces a huge ...
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Samba - Create Subdirectory Shares with their own permissions

I have a Samba share containing many folders like this: share - folderA - folderB - folderC - folderD There are around 20 users accessing those shares. Every user can have their individual ...
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samba mount failed with “CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -6” and “is not a valid block device”

Environment: server: Windows client: RHEL 6.7 (samba-common-3.6.23-20.el6.x86_64) or Debian Wheezy (samba-common-bin 2:3.6.6-6+deb7u7) Client's /etc/fstab: //10.0.0.10/share/ /media/smb cifs ...
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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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Samba 4.2.3 - Access Denied to Home folder as root user

I am running CentOS 7.2 x64 with Samba 4.2.3-12.el7_2. My Samba config is as follows: [global] server string = log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 50 guest ...
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Debian wheezy pam and samba

I installed a Debian server into a Windows controlled domain. I then tried to give to LDAP users from this domain access to my Debian via Samba, Winbind and Kerberos, which works almost perfectly. In ...
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Samba NAS caching issues with IIS

One of my clients uses a shared hosting account, which appears to use a Linux based NAS to host IIS content, and I'm having problems with getting it to detect file changes. For example, once I've ...
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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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Windows XP will not remember a share's password after reboot

I mounted a mapped drive from a server; it was set to automatically map this on every reboot, and it was set up to remembered the password, and everything was great. For a long time, I didn't have ...
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Git GUI on Windows not seeing .git folder from Samba share

THE SCENARIO I am using Vagrant,Windows environment and running Ubuntu inside the virtual box for my development work. I have setup an instance of Samba server and I run the I access the virtual ...
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One folder doesn't have write access - samba share

I have an external HD in NTFS format setup to share from my router. Here is the fstab entry I have for mounting in Ubuntu: //rt-n66u-8fe8/data /mnt/rt-n66u-8fe8/data cifs ...
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Log tailing over SMB much slower under Samba 4 vs Samba 3

I just upgraded my internal development VM running Ubuntu 11.10 with Samba 3.6 to Ubuntu 15.04 with Samba 4.1 (fresh install, new VM). Everything is working great, with the exception that my log ...
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expose Btrfs snapshots with samba4 and vfs_shadow2

I'm trying to implement the vfs_shadow2 module with samba 4.2 running on Fedora 22 to get windows explorer feature "previous versions" on clients to work. The shared "folder" is an Btrfs subvolume in ...
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How can I configure Samba to share (read/write) any folder with root permissions?

I have a CentOS 5 VirtualBox guest on a Win7x64 host. I am attempting to setup a read/write share a directory owned by root with my Windows host using Samba, but I'm having no luck after running ...
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Samba not visible on windows 7 (raspbian)

I followed one or two tutorials (saying the same) about configuring a samba server on a Raspberry Pi (I've got the third one) (Raspbian). I can see the server locally running smbclient -L localhost. ...
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Unable to connect to Samba share using smbclient - “tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_OBJECT_PATH_NOT_FOUND”

I'm trying to connect to a Samba share on a remote machine (running Windows Server 2003) from my laptop (running Ubuntu 15.10). Using smbclient (Version 4.1.17-Ubuntu) I can see the share I am trying ...
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Windows Explorer crashes when backing out of SMB

I'm getting weird issues with my install of Windows 10. So I have a Samsung Book 5 with the latest version installed (updated to the latest version as of March 21st). When I connect to a network ...
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Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba in FreeBSD

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... ...
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Mapping network drive from a shared external HDD

I am using Windows 7 OS. I have recently changed my Linksys smart router to an Asus RT-AC87U. The router has an external HDD connected to it that serves as a file server and can be accessed from the ...
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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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Quota on MooseFS, Samba shares under AD

I have a windows domain controller and 4 linux servers attached to it as a storage. On linux servers I have centrifydc-samba to share user folders, and the same folders are mfs chunkservers that ...
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Samba - use only Unix users

I am setting up a home server with file sharing using Samba. It has XUbuntu 15.10. Samba uses passwords specified in shares-admin by default. However, I want Samba to use users from /etc/passwd and ...
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No file sharing connection between Bunsenlabs(linux) and Windows 10

I wanted to have an old laptop work as a NAS, I installed bunsenlabs and Samba for the file sharing. I connected the 2 computers through ethernet and an (working) ethernet switch. I attached a modem ...
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Linux: Presenting a larger-than-real file system?

Does anybody know if it's possible to have a small Linux filesystem with apparently limitless (or very big) free space? We have a Samba server with lots of filesystems, all available from a small ...
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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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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 ...