A free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which provides Windows file and print services. Use this tag when your question involves Samba shares, mounts, or printers.

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SSH reverse forward to a node “behind” the SSH server node

Scenario - SSH client, Windows laptop with Samba enabled (port 445. Don't care about netbios) SSH server "TestingLAB". This machine has 2 interfaces, "publicIP" which I use to connect from my ...
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Non-root user cannot change Samba password

Samba users cannot change their own passwords. The password can only be changed using root account using the command smbpasswd -a <username> But I want users be able to change their passwords ...
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Winbind / AD - changed user account issue

So here's an odd one. We've had a user for years who happens to have a user id by local convention that matches a system account. So of course, I changed the users user ID in AD to avoid issues and ...
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samba server connection works on one win 7 not not another

I have a CentOS 6.6 box with a samba server (3.6.23) running on it. It is configured for ADS. I also have two Windows 7 PCs, of which one is able to connect to the shares, while the other one is not. ...
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How to debug NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT?

When trying to access a samba share with smblcient -L //localhost from my local Samba Server, I get after a delay the error message protocol negotiation failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT What are ...
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Samba Share: Guest login doesn't work after Wheezy --> Jessie

When I was still using Wheezy, I was able to access my Samba shares on my LAN with no problem. But after updating to Jessie, both Windows and my Android phone give me: SmbAuthException: Logon Failure ...
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Unable to run chmod, chown, and even ls on a folder

I searched the net and tried to apply answers to similar problems but none worked so far. There is a folder named ocrpaylasim under /home/bnet path. This file belonged to bnet user before and was ...
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Cannot rename directories on samba share

I mounted a samba share on my machine by making an entry in fstab as : //<IP of smb server>/<share name> /media/smb_share cifs user=<uname>,pass=<pass>,uid=<my uid>,gid=...
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Samba AD DC not showing printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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Creating Windows Shortcuts in Linux

Is it possible to create a Windows shortcut file (.lnk) in Bash? No, I'm not talking about symlinks... I need to place some Windows shortcuts in my Samba share.
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How to create a connection to another machine from Debian / KDE / Dolphin

I've got two Debian (Jessie) machines. How do I connect (read-write) thru Dolphin. If I browse Samba Shares / / I can see all the folders from the other machine, but it's read-only. If I try to ...
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Windows users can see my samba shares and list folders but can't access them

I configured samba (Arch Linux 64 bit) to use usershares and I wanted to share some folders with my Windows 10 laptop. I can see my Arch computer on Windows, access it, list folders but I can't access ...
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Linux and Windows domains

How can I get the Windows domain toward which the instance of smbd (version 3.X) is currently connected? How can I say if the instance running on this Linux is the Domain controller? I browse the ...
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Facing issue while integrating RHEL 6.5 with windows AD

I was integrating my RHEL linux servers with AD. For some servers the integration was completed successfully. For one server I am facing issue,whenever I try to join its showing below error, **[root@...
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How to reset printer queue shared by Samba?

When replacing Ricoh Aficio PLC driver with Ricoh Aficio RPCS driver, Windows clients can niet use the printer anymore because an exception is risen. The preferences of the printer do not fits the ...
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Limit read access for folder in samba share

So, I'm trying to make it so that one of my shares can be acessed by almost everyone, but inside this share I have a symlink to a mounted drive which I only want to be accessed by users of one ...
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Make /etc/nginx writable, so I can edit it from the network

I'm running Win10 with Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a VM. I shared my website folder (/var/www) with samba (I ran chown -R www-data:www-data) and it's writable. I edit the files with Sublime (on Win10) and ...
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Mount Samba Share(Linux server) on Linux client machine

As title says, how is it possible? There is Linux server that shares a folder with Windows client but there're also Linux client machines. I am using KDE and can mount from Dolphin and then do with ...
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Unable to print to windows print server via Samba

I have setup my Canon laser printer (shared name canonMF4820d) on my windows notebook (hostname Yoga). And I have my Freebsd server (hostname Fruitfly) installed with CUPS and SAMBA and Samba-smb-...
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Symlinks to directories not rendering properly through Samba

I maintain many projects at a time, and keep them all organized within a single directory, Projects. Now, keeping myself somewhat oriented necessitates the use of symlinks so as to associate useful ...
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Samba: Only works after manual restart

I have a small Samba just for file sharing on a ARM device (SheevaPlug). Until now everything was fine, however I decided to upgrade to Debian 8.1 and by some reason the shares aren't working properly....
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Samba Error NT_STATUS_HOST_UNREACHABLE on any other node yet not on host

host IP config: # netstat -nat | grep LISTEN tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:445 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:3306 0.0.0.0:* ...
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How to share a file over “Windows Share” protocol from scientific linux?

I have a file on my linux. I want to share it via "Windows Share" (IPMI can understand only one way of remote large files mounting). How to share my file over "Windows Share" from my scientific linux?
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How to resolve hostnames with Raspbian 5/5/2015?

I'm relatively new to Linux and falling down the tree and hitting every branch on the way down (it seems). I'm trying to share an NTFS drive, or a directory on the drive, via samba, and I have found ...
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Debian Jessie (server without X) extreme slowdowns

I changed my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie a few weeks ago, with a new installation instead of an upgrade. I now have a huge problem with random slowdowns which affect the whole system. The system ...
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How to use a SMB URL with user/userid that contains an @ symbol?

I want to use a Samba share from the command line but I have an user (userid) with an @ symbol. It works fine from a GUI login dialog, but I have not been able to use any of the command line Samba ...
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User has write permissions but cannot write to files

I am using a python script to write (and sometimes overwrite) data files. I can write new files just fine, but am getting permission denied when trying to write to existing files. What's strange is ...
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Secure share in samba not working, why?

The secure share that I created in samba with a password doesn't seem to work. I have the following on my /etc/samba/smb.conf on a Linux Mint box(3.13.0-37-generic) box. [myshare] ...
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Configuring Samba to serve Unix-style files (e.g. owners, permissions)

I just learned that Apple has deprecated its own AFP network filesystem in favor of SMB2. I have looked, but can't find any solid information on how its handling of SMB2 implements Unix-style file ...
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SAMBA Specified Network Name no Longer Available

I've got a problem building a SAMBA share between two computers. One is on Windows 8, the other is on a custom Yocto made Linux. The SAMBA worked before, I don't understand why it does not anymore ... ...
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samba 3.x.x vulnerabilities patch

We know that samba has few vulnerabilities. How to apply patches for vulnerabilities of samba version 3 ? samba site does not give clear info as to how to apply patches. Also is it possible to apply ...
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Fedora 21 Samba Share Troubleshooting

I've recently upgraded my server's OS from CentOS 6 to Fedora 21. I understand there have been a bunch of new changes regarding the SystemV vs SystemD updates but I cannot get my Samba share to work ...
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Why does a broken mount point break netfilter-persistent using systemd?

I have a relatively clean Debian Jessie install. I'm running into two related problems: 1) I have a cifs mount that shows me an error on boot. The error says to run systemctl status home-plex-Media....
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DD-WRT and mount command

I want to mount my usb drives using UUID or Labels. The busybox provided mount does not support these functions. I installed mount-utils from entware. However the busybox mount overrides the mount ...
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Samba share performance differs from Windows/Linux

I have an ubuntu 14.04 installation with a samba share. Accessing the share from Windows works totally fine - I can watch movies and copy them with around 70MB/sec. However from android devices (a ...
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Why does file-roller appear to have lower privileges than the user?

In Ubuntu I have a mounted Samba share. I have selected some files in a directory on the Samba share in Nautilus and attempted to compress them to an archive in the same location. File Roller tells me ...
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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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GPO with SAMBA as DC

I am working on a network of 500 Windows workstations with Linux servers. SAMBA 4 is in use as the domain controller. Users can move between workstations, and as a results the contents of their ...
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Samba install error [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall samba after, I think uninstalling it correctly. After it is installed the samba daemon will not start. {FAIL} Starting Samba daemons: nmbs failed! invoke=rc.d: initscript ...
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Samba install error [closed]

I was trying to reinstall samba after, I think uninstalling it correctly. After it is installed the samba daemon will not start. {FAIL} Starting Samba daemons: nmbs failed! invoke=rc.d: initscript ...
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RSAT : Samba 4 Server not operational

Samba 4 now supports GPO and management through the Active Directory Windows console. But, when I open it after installation, I cannot access the server nor the domain. The message returned is that ...
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Confused on file and directory permissions for Samba shares

I've been searching for while to try to understand the following mask/mode fields for creating files/folders in Samba shares: create mask force create mode directory mask force directory mode But I'...
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Samba does not show symlinks

I am using samba under ubuntu 14.04 and I try to share a folder which includes a symlink to a directory that lies on an external drive. If I access the samba share from other devices (like android ...
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Samba shares are read-only from both Windows and Linux

I'm trying to configure Samba running on Gentoo Linux to share my external NTFS drive with two other machines, one running Gentoo as well and the other running Windows 7. Previously this drive was ...
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Connect to Samba Share across OpenVPN tunnel

I've recently setup OpenVPN for remote connection to our CentOS 6 file server. Server Static IP: 10.0.0.66 Remote OpenVPN IP: 10.8.0.1 However when using the OpenVPN connection I am unable to ...
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Sending files over Samba with command line

I was wondering if there is a way to use Samba to send items to a client machine via the command line (I need to send the files from the Samba server). I know I could always use scp but first I was ...
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How to create a Samba share that is writable from Windows without 777 permissions?

I have a path on a Linux machine (Debian 8) which I want to share with Samba 4 to Windows computers (Win7 and 8 in a domain). In my smb.conf I did the following: [myshare] path = /path/to/share ...
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Edit samba user password hash/digest without knowing the password

I am maintaining a samba server for an office environment. So far, whenever there had to be a new user, I called the person over and let him type in his samba password on my console, after I typed ...
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Is there any way to read files from the virtual /proc directory using smbclient?

Is there any way to read files from the virtual /proc directory using smbclient? No root access. Both server and client are Debian Linux machines. Server is running Samba 3. Smbclient version is 4.0....
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Mounting ExFAT on Linux

I've been trying to set up my Raspberry Pi B+ as a HTPC that also shares a USB HDD over Samba and AFP. The latter is working just fine, and the Samba share seemed to be working too for a moment. ...