Samba is a free software re-implementation, originally developed by Andrew Tridgell, of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol.

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VisualSVN repositories on a NAS with Samba service

I installed VisualSVN Server on my PC with Win8.1 and I'm trying to create repositories on a network share on my rather primitive NAS that runs a Samba service. I created the user "svn" in Windows and ...
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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac [migrated]

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Mavericks that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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User permissions/feature limitations of the native zfs smbshare service on linux

I'm using zfs on linux, using the sharesmb=on option to try out the native smb share feature instead of adding the zfs tank path to my smb.conf file. The share has shown up on my windows machines, ...
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EXT4 Single Larger Volume or Many Smaller Volumes

My question is regarding the file system performance of EXT4 volumes relative to size. We have a NAS running any arbitrary Linux platform. The NAS has (12) 4TB disks in a hardware RAID 6 with LVM ...
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Safe way to use a samba share on a mixed environment

Me and some friends are the network admins at our local university. Our duties include managing a small nas built on a desktop machine running latest debian. The user base (approximately 300 people) ...
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Samba only works when firewall is disabled

I can not seem to get samba to work correctly without disabling iptables. As soon as I disable iptables everything works perfectly although I am not fond of not having a firewall in place. I am hoping ...
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Samba Login with Trust Domain User

I'm studying Two-way Domain Trust between Samba and AD. I configured Trust, and I can login with Trust Domain User on Windows Client. But I can't login with Trust Domain User on Linux Client. I ...
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Can Samba4 create files with a GID other than AD's “Primary Group”?

I have a Windows 2012 R2 AD. Users all are members of the group "domain users", and then each user is also a member of another group, depending on department. All users have "domain users" as their ...
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Drop connections forward from Linux Firewall to Samba File Server

im working na Hotel and i have two different networks in same infrastructure. A) Administration network: 10.0.1.x / File Server 10.0.1.1 B) Customers network: 192.168.1.x On network B) i have a ...
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Fedora 21 as an AD member suddenly stopped working

I had my Fedora 21 workstation connected to my AD domain and working for about a month and all was well and then I came in one morning and couldn't login. My initial response was blaming Win2013 and ...
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Possible to authenticate Samba via Kerberos but without domain-join?

With a Kerberos config file... [realms] DOMAIN.COM = { kdc = dc1.domain.com admin_server = dc1.domain.com } ...it is possible for Linux to talk to Active Directory for password ...
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Windows client asks for password, Linux does not [migrated]

I am about at the pulling-out-my-hair stage. I am rebuilding my home NAS box and is struggling to set up SAMBA. I want to have anonymous guest-based authentication-free shares that is accessible to ...
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SAMBA: wbinfo -r returning -1

I have a Clearos server acting as a PDC using SAMBA. I have set up an Ubuntu client then connected to the domain and authentication is working. On another Ubuntu client i get the following error su ...
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Autofs and Samba not mounting on RHEL 7

I have a samba share entitles "scrolls" set up. Listing the samba share works just fine: [root@rhel7-client ~]# smbclient -L 192.168.1.2 Enter root's password: Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] ...
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Encrypting SMB traffic with Samba

We use Samba on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a PDC (primary domain controller) with roaming profiles. Everything works fine, except for if we try to enforce encryption via setting: server signing = ...
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Public share for Windows and Linux without password with full permission for all

I'm trying to create a share folder on Ubuntu linux and on Windows so that anybody can have full access to read, write, create and delete without any user account & password. This means windows ...
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Why is a domain user unable to log on into a Windows 7 machine when Samba server signing is enabled?

I have an up and running Linux-based domain controller running Samba. The server functions properly as I am able to join Windows 7 machines to my domain and then log on into the machine using my test ...
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winbind needs to be restarded after boot

Environment: Centos 6.6 Samba 3.6.23-12.el6 I have succesfully connected the server to an Active Directory Domain and I have configured it as a Samba File Server. It works fine as long as I reboot, ...
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Robocopy - Share to Share copy over network - Files did not end up in the expected location

A client of mine recently got a new Windows 2012 server to replace an old Windows XP Professional computer we were using as a file server. Everything appeared to be copying fine, I stored a log file ...
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Samba filesharing to Win7

I'm a novice network admin tasked with setting up a pretty simple file share structure for a small non-profit I volunteer for. I wanted to test this in-house because I've only ever worked with Windows ...
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How to Sign in a domain of Ubuntu Server from Windows XP?

I've got a a problem, I've got an Ubuntu server 13.10 with samba and a domain, in the network I use 2 Windows XP as clients, which I have added to the domain. When I want to sign in the domain as root ...
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Odd Crontab Service SMB Restart Issue

System: Debian Wheezy x86_64 Service: Samaba So when i'm in a terminal i can use service samba restart or /etc/init.d/samba restart to restart the service. When I create a cronjob and do ...
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Samba 4 profile-roaming doesn't work, but is set in config

I've got a problem with my Samba 4 domain. My Version is 4.1.6-Ubuntu. I've set logon path and created a profile share. The profiles of the windows users should be saved in this share, but it doesn't ...
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Permissions on Windows share being accessed from a Mac - Access denied but should not be

I have a weird problem for some Mac users accessing a Windows (2012) share where the folders are 'locked down' i.e users can not create folders, only files. In essence they have all permissions ...
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Using samba password to encrypt partition

I have a local server with encrypted partition just for data, which I want to serve through samba server. I want to avoid re-entering password on each server start (e.g. on electricity failure) for ...
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Where are smbd system links in UBUNTU 12.04?

After installing Samba on UBUNTU 12.04, I checked the system link run level directories and were not able to find smbd links. This is interesting because smbd is started automatically on reboot. Here ...
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How to emulate Windows event logging in Ubuntu?

Assume you were to have a predominantly Windows enterprise environment and that you have a number of Ubuntu servers you need to integrate into that environment, while introducing as few new enterprise ...
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Samba share not accepting credentials

I'm trying to set up Samba to allow access to a Linux machine from Windows. It's installed just fine, and I can find the share, but I'm getting stuck with permissions. I've added the user Admin, ...
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Internet Explorer cannot display index.html in Samba Share

I have virtual Centos box with Samba and Apache server installed. I created shared folder in Samba and I am able map that folder via my virtual Windows Server '12. I am able to see and edit files in ...
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How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?

I'd like to script adding a share to a smb.conf file. My current script just appends it to the end of the file, but that's not ideal. I'd rather have something that will add a new share if it doesn't ...
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Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd

I have a smb share on a Linux box set up that I can view in explorer: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share In this share is a batch file: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share\Scripts\Script.bat I can open the file in ...
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How to stop username enumeration in Samba on Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to serve a web application to a local Windows network. A recent pen test highlighted that it was possible to enumerate local user accounts on the Samba service. I have been ...
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Change Active Directory in Samba share server

I have the next scenenario: Legacy Windows 2k Server as PDC (Primary domain controller) called A Samba share server with some resources connected by winbind with A Clean Installation of Zentyal ...
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Samba Shares Without Using Winbind

I am curious if it is possible to use samba shares without using winbind. In our current environment we are using SSSD, Kerberos, and Samba to complete the required tasks such as joining the windows ...
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Samba permissions being ignored

I have defined the following share in smb.conf [development_server] comment = Development directories path = /sites writeable = yes valid users = @dev guest ok = no directory ...
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Winbind without smbd

We authenticate the users on our Ubuntu using pam_winbind. After having spent some time with the update from Samba 3 to Samba 4 I'm wondering if it is possible to use winbind without the rest of the ...
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Debian Wheezy compile libpam-smbpass before or after installing samba

Samba debian package is at version 3.6.6 and does not look to include natively libpam-smbpass, which I need for being able to use system users on the server side. I checked the debian package release ...
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CentOS cifs mount point fails after reboot. permission denied error 13

I'm using CentOS release 5.10 I have a mount point setup in /etc/fstab that was working, but now it doesn't. After a reboot the mount point doesn't exist and running sudo mount -a results in: mount ...
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Ubuntu server + Samba + PAM + Apple OpenDirectory

Due to various reasons, we are looking to migrate our file servers from OS X Server 10.9 over to a true Samba implementation running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. We have Ubuntu up and running with Samba ...
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How are SMB credentials negotiated?

I have a local USB drive mounted into a Linux box on my home network. I have samba installed and it shares a directory of that USB drive and I can connect to that share from my Windows box with the ...
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Samba - Restrict saving media files (MP3, AVI, JPG)

I am looking to move away from Windows for file storage for users, but at the moment don't see a way to implement file resource management like it is done in Windows Server, effectively blocking ...
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Samba: per-user ip restriction

We have a Samba server with LDAP authentication running. User privileges are controlled by UNIX groups and ACL and everything works just nicely. In the future we will allow users to connect via VPN ...
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Create active AD user with samba net rpc user add command

I have a mixed Windows and Linux Environment. I want to create new Active Directory users with Samba tools. This command will create a new AD user, but they aren't active: net rpc user add ...
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Windows 7 Spamming Domain Controllers on ports 445 and 139, causing lockout

I have a domain lockout issue and in troubleshooting, I found through netstat that my machine is pummeling the domain controllers on ports 445 and 139. It is creating thousands of user ports to do ...
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Samba 4.1 (Ubuntu 14.04) prompts for password when listing shares

I had to upgrade my Ubuntu Server to 14.04 which comes with Samba 4.1 (I used Samba 3 previously). I had to switch from security = share to security = user, because it looks like the first one seems ...
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force user on certain directories rather than the entire share

Samba's force user configuration parameter is useful as it allows multiple users to access a share while performing all file operations as a single specified user. Is it possible however to use the ...
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AD Authentication with SAMBA, Winbind and SSS

I'm having trouble authentication with AD to a SAMBA share on a linux server. Authentication appears to be working, but only halfway... [root@myserver ~]# wbinfo -a my_ad_user%password123 ...
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Accessing a Samba server from a new Windows system

I have had a samba server running on a linux (RHEL5) box for a while and I have mounted a shared directory on a Windows PC. I just got a new Windows 7 laptop and trying to access the same server, but ...
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How to set up netbios aliases on smbd / nmbd

The hostname of my server is slightly unfriendly (let's say b4dn4me). I want my users to be able to access the server under a nicer name (let's say bonnie). Samba is installed just to be able to ...
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mount.cifs stopped working

Recently my mount of a samba share stopped working. Windows clients aren't having trouble, but no luck from Ubuntu 14.04. fstab says: //fox/ktenney/Documents /home/ktenney/Documents cifs ...