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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...