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Creating a shared folder [duplicate]

Before I start I would like to point out that I read over 40 questions on the same topics on this forum and they just never work. I have users all in the same group shared_grp. I want them to all be ...
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netatalk 'vol size limit' causes Time Machine to report 0 KB available

When I set the vol size limit in /etc/netatalk/afp.conf, Time Machine initially reports the correct amount of available, but fails on backup and reports that 0 KB are available. I am wondering if this ...
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How can I imitate Mac-style network shares, separate 'hostname Remote Login' & 'hostname File Sharing' display on Thunar and other file managers?

When viewing a local network in Thunar or other file managers: hostname (Remote Login) hostname (File Sharing) HOSTNAME ANOTHERSAMBAHOST YETANOTHERSMB The Samba hosts show all caps without ...
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Cannot open samba share in file manager but can mount it using CLI

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on my machine where I am trying to run docker container (ubuntu based) with samba. The container is running in a background. I can mount shared folder to host OS using ...
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Does the filesystem of a network storage device matter for OS compatibility? (Beginner Question)

I've been using Linux for several years so I'm familiar with the command line, but networking is a mysterious and intimidating thing to me. When I want to share files between devices I use flash ...
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samba access denied: "session closed for user nobody"

I am seeking to add a Samba share to a host running Linux Mint. Desired features of the share are discoverability of the host and share through broadcast, accessibility of files only by users with ...
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Is there a Share menu in Linux desktop environments?

Does any DE have a 'Share menu' which allows sending files to and via installed applications like email clients, messengers, etc. (similar to MacOS and Android)? And in particular, is it possible to ...
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VirtualBox WSL2 file sharing from Debian

I have Windows 10 as a primary OS and there is installed VirtualBox with Debian Buster. I use WSL2 and I would like to see files from this virtual PC in folder \\wsl$. It works automatically when I ...
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Linux filesystem only readable, not writable via SMB

I can typically access, open, and edit all the files inside my Linux machine that is connected via ethernet to my router simply by typing in ssh user@192.168.0.10 into my macOS terminal. However, ...
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How to "connect" two virtual machines that are in the same network?

I have two Linux virtual machines on two different computers at home and would like to know how to transfer files between them by using something like scp. The two computers are connected to the same ...
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Share files and folders between Mac, Windows and Linux

I've read a lot about this but I want this a little bit different. The articles about FTP and folder sharing all needs a specific software at both end hosts like SAMBA. But I want to connect the ...
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Correct way to set permissions to share a file system between Linux and Windows

I have a network drive that is available via a Samba share. I want to create, edit, read/write files on that shared drive from Windows 10 and from Ubuntu mate. I noticed that when I created a file ...
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virt-manager, qemu-kvm, spice & vdagent: auto resizing and file sharing not working

Host: Ubuntu 18.04 Guest: Fedora 33 virt-manager 1.5.1 I built the guest using virt-manager. The guest works: internet access works, youtube in browser works, sound works, clipboard sharing between ...
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Expose a single local file to the internet using command line

I want to let a friend to download a file from my mac. Just one file. Is there a way to expose a specific local file from my ubuntu or mac so that my friend could just enter my IP and port in a ...
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If we can share ext4 file system then why do we need NFS file system? [closed]

I understood that NFS is a file system which can be shared and accessed over network by Linux machine. And ext4 is another file system which is supported by Linux machines. I thought ext4 is a file ...
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ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error on a network volume

I am using the same volume from different Linux and MS-Windows machines: /run/user/1001/gvfs/afp-volume:host=... (in Windows it is mounted as standard network drive) It was working ok for some time ...
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Accidentally mounted shared folder to /media/, how to fix?

While trying to fix a problem with shared folders, I accidentally set up my shared folder (the C drive) to mount at /media/, not something like /media/sf_C_DRIVE. Now my entire /media folder is just ...
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Fedora 31 - Guest Additions working - but shared folders do not

Windows 10 build: 1909 Fedora version: 31, all recent updates from DNF Virtualbox version: 6.0.14 (This is not quick to update, so please confirm that this is actually a problem before suggesting I ...
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facl, setfacl, directory share, why does cp put the original file permissions into facl mask? Shouldn't that be cp -p behavior?

The users on this system are careful and have their umasks set to the very private 0077. However, the users would like to have group specific directories, where files may be copied so as to ...
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How do I extract a .tar file on Azure File Share on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a virtual machine in Azure running Ubuntu 18.04. On this machine, I have mounted an Azure File Share as a file share. Now I'm looking to extract a large file on the mounted drive and it fails. ...
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Sharing files/data in Linux between local users, without them knowing each others passwords or having root privilegies

If I have 3 (or more) users on one computer, what's the best (easiest) way to let them share files between themselves? The catch is that UserX should be able to send files to UserY without UserZ ...
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Serve view of directory's most recent files only

I have a directory with ~100k files that loads very slowly over the internet through most protocols (just listing the directory can time out). I'd like to speed things up by only showing files from ...
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How to easily share files through local network?

I'm looking for a software solution for sharing files on a local network. I have at home several computers, some are running Windows 10, some others Linux. I have one computer in particular running ...
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Hide folder that user uses currently

I'm searching for a ftp server or any idea to achieve hiding folder from others when somebody is working in it. For example: I have 3 folders: A B C when I working in A, anybody who is also connected ...
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solutions when NFS server is inaccessible

I am using NFS to share some important directories (/home, /opt, /local/usr) from a machine to other machines (all OS are Debian 9). Most of the time it works well. However, when the server's ...
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Sharing files between LXLE and Windows 10

I have a new Windows 10 (64-bit) desktop, that I'm trying to shift approximately 20GB of data to from a LXLE laptop. I have successfully connected them with a spare Cat-5 cable (success = positive ...
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How can I get a non-blocking network file share between windows and linux PCs

I have a file share server (samba daemon) running on a Debian server at a local network. My never-ending problem is that whenever I leave the local network (take my notebook to work, or outside) my ...
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Dropbox-like solution for two power users with dynamic IPs that doesn't use the cloud?

A friend and I share a lot of files between ourselves. We would like a way that makes it easy for us to send files to one another without the need for the other to be there to accept the transfer. i.e....
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Set SMB2 protocol in Samba 3.6.6

I've decided to switch to the higher version of SMB in Samba (at least 2) - mostly because of the security reasons. I've tried to add to the smb.conf in the [global] section: client min protocol = ...
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Samba share on Debian: Can see files from windows but can't write to them

I'm trying to set up a samba share to a computer that only I will have access to. I need full access to this computer from my windows machine. I am the only person using either machine, and I need ...
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chmod g+w+s on the directory without changing umask (Linux)?

I'd like to make new files, created in a directory, writable by others in the same Posix group without using ACLs. Not sure this is possible. The way I've accomplished this in the past was to change ...
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Sharing folder in Virtualbox

I'm running Debian 9 as Host and I installed correctly Windows 7 as guest by using Oracle VirtualBox (v. 5.2.6); both the OSs work fine and I need to have a folder shared between those 2 operative ...
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AFP Client (afpfs-ng) ls: reading directory .: Input/output error, CentOS 7 & MacOS Sierra

I need a Client in CentOS 7 to get access to a shared folder of Mac Sierra using AFP protocol. I installed afpfs-ng-0.8.2, previously fuse-2.9.7 from sources following the fuse-2.9.4 instructions $ ...
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How to approach planning a BSD file server's outward-facing file hierarchy [closed]

I'm migrating data on an informal home server to a new FreeNAS (FreeBSD 10) based file server running samba, and I'm stuck in trying to plan how to lay the data out, to give correct access to ...
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File and Folder permissions

I have copied some data from a client's home folder to a group work folder accessed by a group in Linux. Other clients can see most of the data except some in a specific folder. When the new client ...
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Make files available through local address

I have two computers connected to the same router (so they are essentially connected in a LAN). Both run some GNU+Linux distribution. I have a bunch of files, in a directory ~/A/ on my first computer ...
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Mounting an NFS directory, with filesystem permissions for a user that doesn't exist locally

I have an NFS directory that is using file-based authentication. I can ssh to the server with my username/password. Running id, I can get the the uid for my user. I have mounted the NFS share. I ...
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Media Sharing protocol

I'm using a vanilla Debian 8 install with GNOME and in the Settings tool there is a Sharing icon. Clicking it gives three options: Personal File Sharing (dav) Screen Sharing (vnc) Media Sharing (???)...
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Why samba can not grant access on some directories?

I have a server with samba installed. I need to share some directories under the /var/spool path. But I faced with strange trouble: I can not get access to /var/spool with samba. There is /etc/smb....
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share the encfs encrypted ".directory" via NFS

encfs uses FUSE to mount an encrypted directory (a hidden ".directory" by convention) onto another directory specified by the user. I want to share the encrypted ".directory" via NFS where it will ...
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Vim saved file not updating on webpage

I am attempting to update an HTML file on my server, but when I do so it doesn't appear to be updating, but rather, serves an old copy instead. I went through the usual process of pressing :w and ...
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Running a batch script remotely using rdesktop

I have a setup that implies calling rdesktop on a remote machine which is accessed through ssh: user@192.168.1.110:~$ ssh user@192.168.1.120 -X and then running rdesktop as: user@192.168.1.120:~$ ...
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Share a git repo over LAN

I would like to share some of my work with my colleagues. The whole company uses flavors of Debian Linux and is connected in a LAN network. I don't want to bug the administrator with access to the ...
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Samba shared printers are listed as empty string named on Windows 7's Domain Admins

I have shared a printer using SMB 3.6.23 service and CUPS Web interface. Then the printer works just fine, but at a certain point (possibly, while the printer driver is available on Windows 7 using a ...
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Access folder created in windows

Is it possible to access the folder created in windows, through unix operating system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) that is installed on a virtual machine on windows? If yes, what is the process to access the ...
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Show specific samba shares only to some users

I'd like to set up my samba so that each user has access to specific folders. Some of them for example have home folder on server and those should have access to their home folder, other don't and ...
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Netatalk user in both rwlist and rolist

I'm currently configuring a AFP server that's running OD, AFP, SMB etc. My problem is that I got a few shares that ALL needs to have read only on and a few people in a specific group needs to have ...
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Having a host with ZFS system, how to make it available to other hosts on local network?

Having a Linux (RHEL 6) host with ZFS system, how to make it available to other hosts on local network (over LAN or InfiniBand if possible)? what shall be done to ZFS pool to make it sharable? how to ...
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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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