Questions tagged [samba]

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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Samba4: delete user from Samba's LDAP by id

I've a Samba4 AD DC deployment just as auth backend, no Windows machine joined. I'm currently managing users via samba-tool user command. Accidentally I've created a double user, with the second one ...
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Samba as domain controller

I want to configure samba as domain controller but without use of samba-tool .Then what are the configurations of smb.conf ,bind server records like _srv,krb5 server,ldap server.Please tell about this
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Updatedb on samba mounted shares

I have a few directories mounted from a samba share server (my lan storage) and I would like to run updatedb on them. I use to successfully run such command to do that: updatedb -l 0 -o ~/.myDbFile....
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Samba share - follows symlink but already in local path

I just faced a problem which I couldn't find anywhere (ex. samba documentation). I have a samba share on server1, and this share mounted to server2. server1's share is a symlink to /var/container/db. ...
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Using a small Linux as an “Ext4 server”

Problem: I have two external hard disks where most partitions are formatted as Ext4 to be used with my Linux workstation. But I also have a macbook and it seems that there is almost nothing to ...
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Connect samba with Active Directory over port 636

I'm trying to connect my samba v3 with my Active directory over port 636 for a secure ldap, but every time that a run the command net ads info, the result is over port 389 root@articaproxy:~# net ads ...
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mount error(2): No such file or directory

I have Mint 19.3 Gnome/Xfce installed on an old Dv7 HP laptop and a WDTVLive Hub on the network with 2tb internal and 2 external HDD connected acting as a NAS. I want to automount the shares(internal,...
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Samba 4 permission problem, force user/group

Samba is configured to use user 'torrent' and group 'users' for guest access. I am not able to alter directory and its contents without them having g+w permissions. I'd like to have this directory ...
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How to fix fs hanging when copying to CIFS at higher speeds?

When I start copying to a samba share on higher speeds (e.g. >20MB/s), something with CIFS breaks. Kernel log is spammed with: [20152.052310] INFO: task rsync:4111 blocked for more than 122 seconds. [...
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Can Samba report free space per-directory for OS X clients?

I have a Samba share which spans mount points. Samba is only reporting the available space of the top-level share directory and does not report free space on a per-directory basis, so traversing into ...
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How to share a samba folder with symlink?

I have a Samba server which contains a list of folders, eg: projects - 2020 - tesla - 2019 users - john - wick The directories available in projects can be viewed only by john, what ...
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Writeable Samba subfolder inside read-only folder

I want to share home folder as read-only with everyone while making its temp sub-folder writable. I tried: [Home] path = /home/bamw browsable =yes writable = no ...
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Configure Samba permissions for Raspberry Pi

I set up Samba on a Pi 4 with a USB NTFS hard drive, and things wound up differrent than I expected. I'm using this guide, and these are my settings that I added to /etc/samba/smb.conf [Porn] ...
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understanding smbstatus connections

I have a linux server and I am running samba server sharing out various folders. I am using passdb backend = tdbsam and security = user in smb.conf. In doing smbstatus -b I receive Samba version 3....
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Does samba have a chage inactive equivalent?

I am currently working with a slapd(ldap) + samba server, and trying to automatically disable accounts x amount of days after their password expires. chage -Inactive does exactly this, which works ...
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Does Samba have anything similar to /shadow/ sp_inact?

I am running Samba with slapd and I was wondering if there is any function similar to sp_inact — days after password expires that account is considered inactive and disabled. I need to disable ...
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Cannot setup Samba

I want to access files from my Raspberry on my Windows machine. I did it previously, but I resetted both my devices some time ago. I haven't made any advanced network configurations to them yet. I ...
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Can Samba use a file containing a blacklist of users?

I currently use pam_listfile.so to blacklist users trying to log in via ssh, with a line like this in /etc/pam.d/system-auth: auth required pam_listfile.so item=user sense=deny file=/etc/users....
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Can't access files on Windows server via smb

I had been given access to a windows-based server using samba at my workplace. I use debian on my machine. Using a file manager I can see the list of files and folders on the server. I can copy ...
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Can't tail file with glogg and smb/cifs

I'm trying to use glogg to tail logfiles from windows servers. It works fine while tailing my syslog, but it doesn't auto-refresh for these windows log files. I've tried to open the file directly from ...
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Permissions using Samba Linux-to-Linux

Basically I'm having trouble with permissions being inconsistent between Samba and the local file system. Locally I set the file permission to -r--r--r-- with chmod 444 textfile.txt and confirm these ...
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Unable to connect to Samba Share running in Linux Server from MacOS

Ladies and Gentlemen, I was hoping someone here could guide me in the right direction regarding the problem I am facing. I have literally tried all possible options in the internet forums with no ...
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Can't make folders with some names in FreeNAS Samba shares

I have a FreeNAS box with 40 or so SMB shares. Mostly works no problem. Except for this one share where I can't create folder sometimes based on the name of the folder. I noticed, because if I ...
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Unable to joind a samba PDC

Recently I configured my Samba Server version 4.1.12 as a PDC (Primary Domain Controller) in Opensuse 13.2. Unfortunately I can't join the domain from my client machine based in Windows 7 and 10. On ...
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Massive caching while copying large file to smb/nfs mount

I have an issue while copying large files to smb or nfs mount. I have NAS (ubuntu server 18.04.) with samba and nfs and some Linux (ubuntu 19.10.) and Windows machine. Copying from my Windows ...
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mount could not resolve address for Windows server in fstab

I am having problems permanently mounting a Windows SMB share in Lubuntu 18.04.3 Desktop. I have installed smb4k and gigolo, and created a mount point sudo mkdir /media/newmusic sudo chmod -R 777 /...
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How can I create or access a remote file shared by a distributed filesystem as if it were local?

In general, I would like to run local programs on remote files provided to me via a distributed file system (e.g. samba, NFS or whichever you recommend), and I want to access the remote files in a ...
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Delete and modify not supported smb external drive (exfat)

I run SAMBA 4.9.5 on my raspberry pi 4 and share a folder on my external hard drive(exfat as fs). It worked all fine until I want to remotely delete or modify files on it. I cannot delete anything ...
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mount cifs async cause temporary freeze of the directory tree

I have an issue with high buffering and high workload while copying large files to my samba mount. I have NAS with samba share and some Linux and Windows machine. My Windows machine works well - avg ...
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Permission issue connected to Samba share folder

I am having permission issue using Grav cms. Grav file system requires write access to their cache folders. The storage device that has the grav sites is on an external usb drive connected to a ...
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Configure Samba on CUPS server to automatically serve printers and drivers

I am trying to configure my print-server to automatically serve printers and drivers for users in our domain.I'm running a CUPS print server through my CentOS7 virtual machine. I installed samba and ...
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Samba multi user setup - step by step?

Tried it many times but never get the SMB sharing right on Unix. A minimal Debian file server, no GUI, just SSH... I always thought you set all the permissions in SMB and just found out you do it in ...
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samba do not show hidden dot files

using Samba between a linux server and a windows 10 pc client. From windows I go to \\mylinuxserver and go into my home folder and see .cache/ .gconf/ .gvfs/ .mozilla/ and so on Desktop/ Downloads/ ...
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Is there any clean way to create samba share for multiple homes?

I'm using [homes] section for every user for their /home/username directory. The code in smb.conf is like this [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = no read only = no create ...
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Share folder on external Drive over Network with SAMBA

My external drive is either not mounted at boot or not accessible (samba) on the network. Solving either one problem would suffice to achieve what I want. I have an external Drive connected to my ...
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How to make folder unremoveable but not its content?

I have folder that i want to use for Samba with this structure FolderA |-----SubfolderA 1 |-----SubfolderA 2 |-----SubfolderA 3 |-----FileA 1 |-----FileA 2 |-----FileA 3 Now I ...
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mount -t cifs fails if password is not read from prompt, how to fix?

I can successfully mount a windows network drive/share using this command: mount -t cfis //servername/sharename /mnt -o 'username=user,sec=ntlmssp' as running this commands prompts a password to be ...
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Can't mount multiple shares from a Windows 10 machine on Linux

I have a machine (winten) running Windows 10 Pro that exports two shares (X and Y). I can mount either of those shares on my Arch Linux machine, but not both at the same time. The configuration in /...
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getent only shows some of the users from ldap

I've a couple of Linux servers, one setup as a SAMBA AD (ubuntu 18.04), the other as a member server (ubuntu 16.04) setup as a file server. It was working for a time, but now newer users created (...
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CIFS mount error 13 after errata installation

Over the weekend I installed Errata on several servers, some of the errata were SAMBA related: Updated samba-3.6.23-51.el6.x86_64 @rhel-6-server-rpms Update ...
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I am trying to mount the external drive on linux servers using samba client getting wrong fs type error

Mounting on Linux NAME="Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server" VERSION="7.7 (Maipo)" External drive name: \\nav02001XXXXX10-XXXs01.aud01.XXXXXXXX.com\XXXXXXX$ Using below command : sudo mount -t cifs -...
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Samba only works when firewall is disabled

I have a Samba share on my Fedora Linux box. I was able to connect to it just fine when I was on Fedora 30, but after the upgrade to Fedora 31 it stopped working. Fedora 31 Samba version: 4.11....
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Where does Nemo store the connection settings when clicking on 'Connect to server'?

I switched from Windows to Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon a few days ago and I'm still exploring all the GUI tools in order to explain the important things to my wife so that she finds her way around our '...
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autofs cifs samba

Automounting not working correctly for CIFS shares; weird results Base on the above question, my issue is that my samba/cifs password do have '*' and '&' characters which point me to the lines: ...
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Samba Permission denied

I need to deploy Samba Sharing between Linux Host (Samba Server) and Linux (Client) and Windows (Client) . Now this folder on Server will share documents between Linux and Windows Client machines. On ...
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How can I add a permenant Samba mount with a GUI?

I would like to be able to add a permanent Samba mount with a GUI interface rather than editing fstab, similar to how I would use Map Network Drive on Windows. My searches have led to suggestions of ...
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Accessing a samba share, a symlink, on host, to a folder, appears as an empty folder [duplicate]

In a server, with Debian 10 and Samba 4.9, there are 2 HDs with this mount points: /hd1 /hd2 In /hd1 there is a folder that is Samba shared. /hd1/share Inside the share I decide to move a folder ...
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Samba access denied for password protected share

I run samba 4.5.16 on Debian in LXC container in proxmox. I already have several public shares. Now I try to add password protected share. I create new user 'test', create new folder '/mnt/temp' and ...
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I have a problem with samba and ip-camear

I've set a SMB server up, which works perfectly otherwise. It's hostname are \iversen\cam for the camera, i have already tested if it worked with Windows pc etc. It does work, even on my mac. I will ...
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Configuring Samba permissions

I wonder if it's possible to make files creatable, but not writable or removable. So that every file is created with r--r--r-- permissions. My current smb.conf: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server ...

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