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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Samba share on ubuntu server slow after Windows 10 upgrade

After my computer at work updated to windows 10 accessing the samba share on a local ubuntu server is really slow. I installed windows 10 as update and didn't format or anything. From my Nexus 6 using ...
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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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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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How to list active samba users?

I could not find a pdbedit or smbldap-userlist option to list just the active samba users. Solution on Question [1] lists all users and machines and smbldap-userlist -ua lists all users, even if they ...
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Transferring a Folder (recursively) with smbclient

For the life of me, I can't get the smbclient command to actually transfer any folders. Since I can't find any documentation anywhere else (the MAN page is not helpful at all), I've been trying to ...
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samba vs linux seeing shares and printers

i can see my linux box and linux can see windows boxes but smb wont allow the passwords to be active and allow me to login to shares. It wont allow access. Example smbclient -l \earth shows the ...
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Error 'Printer Settings could not be saved' after driver upload (Samba)

When I upload driver to Samba, I often get the message "Printer Properties" - "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000007a)". Since driver seems to be ...
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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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Autostart Samba on Boot Debian

I installed Samba on my debian squeeze server but it doesnt start when I reboot it, I have to run it manually for it to start. How can I make it so that when I start my server, samba starts ...
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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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Windows 10 barely able to access Samba Server by name

I just upgraded to Windows 10 and so far many things are smooth, however everything related to networks is bonkers (other issues I have: no longer get Internet access through wired connections at ...
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How to check services are running or not in Solaris

Particularly, I want to check Samba services and see if it is running or not in Solaris machine. For Linux, we can check with below command. service smb status smbd (pid 8058) is running...
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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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Generate samba password hash programatically

I was wondering if there is a standard Linux/Ubuntu command to generate SMB password hashes to stdout. For the curious, I am wanting to manage a set of usernames and passwords across multiple machines ...
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Notebook is losing ability to see Linux SMB server by name

I have Linux SMB server on my home network. All computers see it, hence it itself is OK. My notebook is losing its ability to see it from time to time. Other network is OK from the notebook at the ...
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I have Samba 3.x running on a server and i want to change passwords

So I have a Samba 3.x (don't know exactly) running on a server and what i want is to write a script or whatever, whichcan handle a file and change the user's password to a new one (which are in the ...
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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 ...
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tar failing to create symlink on samba mounted share

We have a perl build script which, as part of it's operation, untar's a few tarballs. One of those, openssl, contains some symlinks (libssl.so points to libssl.so.1.0.0). I am trying to run this on ...
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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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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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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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Media Streaming from Windows Server 2012

I have a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 which I would like to use as a media server. The storage disks are shared and I can access them from a Windows PC and from Kodi, but I also want to be ...
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OpenVPN server - SMB shares

I have a Windows 8.1 machine set up with OpenVPN server by following the instructions here:OpenVPN and its advanced features My Windows 8.1 client laptop can connect to the server no problem; but I ...
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How do I pass a share from a hyper-v windows 2012r2 image of Ubuntu Server to the network?

I've been using Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS for a while now and it does what I want. Recently I started experimenting with email and while I got it setup right, it occurred to me that I could do the same ...
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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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SMB share authentication not working

i have problem with SMB share. I have 4 directories for users and one collective dir. I make accounts for users (Linux accounts and smb accounts). I could see directories in Nautilius but can't log ...
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BTRFS size on disk 200x larger than actual size

Why is BTRFS so grossly misquoting the size of small files on my filesystem? [pi@rpi scipy]% cat __init__.py | wc -c # literal byte count 4729 [pi@rpi scipy]% du --apparent-size -h ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Server is not visible anymore in the local net

I set up Samba on my Ubuntu Server, I could see the server from the two Windows PCs in my home and I could share files between the PCs. When I restarted the system, I could not see the server anymore. ...
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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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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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samba is up and accesible but not showing

I have a very strange problem, I have samba set up and running. I can access it if I use manual access like : smb://myserver however it does not show it on the list under my WORKGROUP. (no Folder ...
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How do I get files from my file server to my Windows machines robustly and efficiently?

I have a file server running Linux, with a few RAID arrays of SATA drives. This file server currently exposes certain directory trees over Samba and NFS4. I use this file server to serve MP3 files for ...
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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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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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Matlab 2015a on Windows 7x64 with flexlm network license is very slow browsing files

We have some Windows 7 x64 computers running Matlab 2015a using a flexlm network license. Using the Matlab file browser is very slow, especially to samba shared filesystems. These filesystems are ...
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Cannot resolve hostname “raspberrypi” on home network

I have installed and configured(?) samba on a Raspberry Pi B+ running Raspbian 5/5/2015 and I am not able to ping or connect to/via it's hostname. I can connect via it's IP address, but I discovered ...
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Transfer files Windows 7 and Ubuntu Samba slow

I have Ubuntu Server 14 Connect by SFTP from client Windows 7 to Server Ubuntu and transfer files is slow Also from Windows 7 connect to Drive Ubuntu Samba and is equal transfer files slow Also ...
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How to share Xerox Workcenter driver with Samba?

I have a Xerox Workcenter. I would like to share its driver throught Samba and CUPS. The problem is that the drivers are delivered using a executable file that does not enable to exctract the ...
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samba | cannot create file

I have CentOS7.1, samba-4.1.1 , users from ldap I create share [share] path= /path/to/share comment = Base browseable = yes writable = yes force group = ...
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Debian server is very slow in spite of low CPU, RAM na SWP usage

From 3 days I experience problems with my debian server. When I stream media with samba transfer is about 20kb/s when it used to about 6 mb/s. Its my home server so its not internet issue. When I ssh ...
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How can I prohibit executable files in a Samba share?

I want to setup a Samba share for file sharing in my intranet. Is there any way to prohibit some kinds of files (e.g *.exe) from being uploaded to the share folder? How can I force the user to ...
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How to make Windows 7 remember credentials for a Samba network drive?

I have a Samba share on my Ubuntu server which I map as a network drive on my Windows 7 Professional computer. After every reboot it shows the drive as disconnected and to access it I have to renter ...
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Set proper rights for sshfs mountpoint so it can be shared with samba

I have a domain hoster that provides access via SSH. My platforms are: Gentoo 2.6.36-r5 Windows (XP/Vista/7) I work on my Windows, I use Gentoo to do all the magic Windows can't do. Therefore I ...
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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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Access samba3 share via terminal

i have a raspberry pi with samba3 on it (network access for my external HDD) And i have ubuntu14.04 on my laptop. For one on my scripts im working with i need to access the HDD via terminal. I ...
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samba shared folder and mounted disk

Technically I only want to setup a samba shared folder. Situation: With CentOS7 and samba I can successfully setup a shared folder but even if I change the create and directory mask, the read only ...
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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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how to make Samba Windows client cache file contents?

I am using a Samba server on a recent Red Hat, and a client from Windows 7 Pro. The oplocks = yes options is turned on by default from the server. I want the Windows client to cache its file ...