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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Windows 7, connecting to Samba shares

How can I connect to a Samba share with authentication using Windows 7? We have a bunch of Linux, HP-UX and AIX servers on our network with folders shared using Samba. These are not connected to our ...
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Best method of transferring files over internet? [closed]

I have a small server(running Ubuntu 9.10) at my (parent's) house and will be leaving it there once I go to college this fall. Currently I'm using samba to transfer files between computers, but I was ...
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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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OS X keeps “losing” my Linux Samba shares

I have a Linux server (Ubuntu 8.10) and a Macbook (10.5.7). The Linux server has some Samba shares which I mount on the Macbook. They are set to mount on boot using the "Open Applications at Startup" ...
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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 ...
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Samba+Windows: Allow multiple connections by different users?

I have a machine running Ubuntu with Samba that I use to share stuff with my family's Windows machines in our local network. Currently they access a share for movies/music/etc with one user. I want ...
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Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this ...
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Samba vs. NFS: Performance

I've got a choice of setting up Samba or NFS on my Linux based NAS ( nslu2 running OpenDebian ). Does anyone have performance related stories comparing the two options ? Are there tuneup tricks ...
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How can I use quotas in samba?

I have a simple set-up with just one public share on my configuration file. How can I restrict its size?
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Moving files on samba-connected NAS

This might be a stupid question, but when I move files around on my NAS-box (freeNAS), does the data go via my Windows PC? How about when I copy? I have always been afraid to cleanup on my NAS-box ...
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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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Windows 8 : how to enable “net rpc shutdown”

I'm a student and have a few servers/clients at home. One of those computers is running on Windows 8. On this network, I have an embedded system on Debian that I use for VPN and SMB purposes. I has ...
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Disconnect from samba share

Sometimes during the same Windows (Vista) session i have to connect to the same (samba) file server in a workgroup (no domain) as another user. It seems Windows has cached the current connection with ...
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How to open file and printer shares to the internet?

i tried to make file and printer sharing open to the internet on NT3.51 in 1998, but it just refused to actually ever work. Are are the IP ports and protocols that must be port-forwarded to make file ...
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Mount a SMB share's subfolder as a drive in OS X Lion

In Snow Leopard I was able to mount a subfolder of a Samba share directly using a path like the following in the "Connect to Server" Finder dialog: smb://someserver/someshare/where/i/really/want/togo ...
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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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Mount a SAMBA share and create symbolic link

I develop web-apps using ubuntu (jaunty) but have a need to work on a site that must be hosted on windows. I've setup virtualbox with a winxp32 installation and shared the entire hard disk. My goal is ...
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OSX / Samba - How do I automatically remount / reconnect to drives that have been disconnected?

Is there a simple method to automatically reconnect a network drive that has been disconnected due to network failure or some other issue. I have a batch job setup that periodically copies files to a ...
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Clonezilla restore from Samba - no 'restoredisk' option

I used a CloneZilla LiveCD to back up a couple of Windows machines to a Samba share. Now I'm trying to restore those images, and CloneZilla won't even give me the 'restoredisk' or 'restorepart' ...
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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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In Mac OS X, how to automatically connect to samba server when machine starts?

In Mac OS X, how do I automatically connect to a remote hard drive on a samba server when machine starts? I normally manually do Finder -> Go -> Connect to server (Command+k) -> type in ...
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How Can I Force Unmount a Network Device on Mac?

Hey guys, I currently do CMD + K in Finder to connect to my Windows computer to be able to browse and use its network shares (i.e. smb://MyPC). It works fine, but sometimes when I click on it, maybe ...
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Is there any trick to join and use Windows 8/8.1 with Samba 4 (4.1.6)?

It seems that Samba doesn't like me at all. I've followed various tutorials and I can't get Windows 8 to work properly with a Ubuntu Server as domain controller. This week i've downloaded ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How can I connect a Windows 8 PC to a Samba domain

I am using Samba 3, and want to join my Windows 8 PC to the Samba domain. Windows 8 cannot join out of the box, so I added the following registry entries: ...
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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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Access Samba share from Windows

I have a samba share set up on a linux box which is only accessible from Windows if they turn off Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) They would like me to configure the ...
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Samba server doesn't show up in Finder on Mac OS X Lion

I've a Samba server running (version 3.5.8; Linux box), but after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion the Samba server doesn't show up in the "Shared" section in the Finder sidebar anymore. Regular Windows ...
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Preserve permissions on samba shared files when overwriting

I have a directory shared in my Ubuntu VM. This is my smb.conf: ... [share] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share path = /home/foo/share browsable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0644 ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to samba share on Linux

I have three machines with Windows 7. Two of them can connect to my Linux server which is hosting a SMB share, while the third can't. I don't understand why this happens, because I connected once, ...
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No network upsets gnome

An issue that has been bothering me for over a year now. My notebook, running ubuntu 10.04, is almost all the time using a wired connection, with static IP address. And a remote DNS server. Network is ...
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Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
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CIFS over AnyConnect, Mac to Linux = Corrupt Files

I have a friend who works from home. He produces files that he needs to upload to the company's server. He uses a Cisco AnyConnect VPN to connect, and then drags/drops the files to the server. To ...
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Trying to share folder in CentOs after installing guest Addtitions

I have VirtualBox 4.3.10 running a Minimal CentOS 6.5 using NAT adapter in my Win 7 . I have installed Guest Additions and I am trying to share Drive E: as you can see in this picture. Next I ...
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is it possible to mount Windows file shares on Chromebook

I have a cisco e4200 router that exposes my media library as windows file shares. Is it possible to access them from my Chromebox?
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Samba / Netatalk on the same folder

I have set up a remote netatalk over ssh share for my home network (Mac only) now I want to access the files with a Windows PC. Netatalk gives access to the home folder of the connected user. Now: ...