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OK after some effort it's now solved. I feel a bit stupid but will share in case it helps anyone. I ran nbtstat -a PCNAME on all the computers and noticed a __MSBROWSE__ line on more than one. It took me a while to figure out but apparently one of the computers had an incorrect subnet mask of 255.0.0.0 instead of 255.255.255.0. This lead to multiple master ...


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Try Webmin. It has the ability to set up the service you require and has a built-in web file manager.


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I tried it on odroid arm board with USBIP module. This required client side install printer sever. Your solution doesn't seem to work as there's no printer driver for arm. Of course if your printer support IPP, you don't need to connect to any ARM board in the first place.


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The UNIX chmod tool only handles UNIX groups. You have to tell samba which UNIX GIDs correspond to Windows SIDs. See the group mapping chapter in the official HOWTO.


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Most home gateway routers that support drive sharing do support SMB. Some also support AFP for Macs and DLNA for media streaming. The ones that support FTP usually have it for WAN file transfers when the ISP blocks SMB. Are you sure your router only supports FTP? What is the make and model? Sounds like you just need to upgrade to a decent router instead of ...


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You are using for your OpenVPN network some public, routable addresses (11.8.0.0/24) instead of private addresses. Change these addresses to something private, like 192.168.115.0/24 or 10.171.43.0/24, and check again. By the way, 11.8.0.5, according to whatismyipaddress.com, corresponds to DoD Network Information Center in Columbus, Ohio: I bet they are ...


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Check this table in the Wikipedia: Comparison of file systems In the Limits section, you will find that the maximum filename length is 8.3 for FAT32 file systems. 8.3 filenames have at most eight characters, optionally followed by a period "." and a filename extension of at most three characters. For files with no extension, the ".", if present, ...


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I just made some test and discovered that Windows 8 can create two different types of user accounts. If you choose to create a new account without log into Microsoft account (local account) you can autenticate normally as windows 7 did. But if you chose the Microsoft account type, then you cannot acces samba shares as usual but manually writing credentials. ...



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