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

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How to Two-way Trust between Samba3 and AD

I'm studying Two-way Trust between Samba3 and Windows 2008 R2 AD Domain. I'm using debian 7.6.0 and Samba 3.6.6 Firts, please look my Topology. http://blog.naver.com/hjk4637/220156608223 I have AD ...
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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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After updating virtualbox I now can't map to my drive [migrated]

I recently update Virtualbox to 4.3.18 which seems to have caused an issue connecting to Samba. I can run my VM ok, and can view the site in browser. I can also ping my VM ip from cmd. The only ...
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Perl display error when running smbldap-populate

I try to install Samba3x-3.6 and OpenLDAP on Centos6.5 minimal x64. I had successed to login by ldap accound and then try to install samba3x. But after i run command: smbldap-populate (It display ...
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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 ...
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Samba trigger and script

I'm wondering if samba implements some kind of scripting, to let me call \my_server\my_dir\my_file from a cliente, where every request to my_dir triggers a script on the server, that executes a ...
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Winbind Centos wrong UID/GID

Here's the scenario: I have two machine: Ubuntu, running ldap to authencticate users CentOs, uses winbind to authenticate users to mount homedirs I use fstab and nfs shares. The problem is this: ...
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Samba only binds to loopback interface

I have Samba installed on a Ubuntu 14.04 server, in my smb.conf I have interfaces = lo em1 bind interfaces only = yes This should make Samba bind to only the loopback and the first embedded network ...
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Shared Disk in modern data center (SAN, virtualization, etc)

I'm a developer...treading here on foreign terrain. Please pardon any naivete. I work on an application that stores data both in a database and the filesystem. Context: Clustering and Network ...
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Authentication to mapped Samba shares failing after AD username change in Win7

Background: One of our users was recently married and changed her name. Correspondingly, we changed her AD username from jane.doe to jane.smith. However, she now cannot authenticate into any of our ...
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How to make Samba share to NOT ASK FOR PASSWORD

NOTE: I have read probably up to 50 different pages describing how to setup public Samba share in the span of 2 YEARS and nothing ever worked for me. I don't know how much RTFM I need to set this ...
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Samba Permissions Issues

I am having some issues with samba on my Fedora file share server. I've logged into the vncuser below on the server itself and I can access the directory, however I get permission denied errors when I ...
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Samba share on AIX. Access from Windows machines only seeing files on primary IP address.

Dealing with an issue that at first I thought was server side (hence posting here) but now I am less sure. We have a Samba share presented from an AIX server. Windows machines can access just fine ...
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OpenVPN + Samba share not working on very fast connection

I have a server running ClearOS with OpenVPN and Samba shares (flexshares) enabled. Client machines are able to connect to the OpenVPN server from a remote location, and are able to see all shares on ...
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How do I make it impossible for a Windows machine to delete a directory (not its contents) on a Linux Samba server?

The title says it all. (One of the rare occasions where it actually fits. :P)
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Some Windows 7 PCs don't show Previous Versions of folders stored on Samba server. Others do just fine

I recently set up a Debian 7 file server using Samba to share files with our Windows PCs. I installed and configured snapshots and set it up so Windows clients can right click a shared folder on the ...
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Intermittent network failures, limited to certain client subnets

We've been seeing intermittent network failures. The failure mode tends to be that long running connections tend to drop out. We see it most with ssh and samba connections, although some occasional ...
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Setting Samba passwords using Chef without storing plain text passwords in data bags

We have a server that is configured using Chef. Currently, the way that chef manages the passwords is by simply copying down the samba tdb databases and updating the shadow hashes of each user. ...
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Set password at first logon in Samba

I am looking to build an Ubuntu file server for storage of documents, music, movies and more.. for the whole family. Each member should have their own (password protected) space for their stuff and ...
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Windows domain user fails with netlogon - Samba3

I am having login issues with a domain user using roaming profile. Everytime I try login, I get netlogon failed. This occurs with only one particular user. I have created a new user with the exact ...
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Copy from Windows to FreeNAS Samba share fails when Windows requests admin access for some files

I'm getting errors when copying to a FreeNAS 9.2.1 Samba share, but only for certain files. I copied some directories from a MacBook, onto an external NTFS USB HDD, then onto my Windows 7 PC. I am ...
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Apache unable to access mounted Samba share

I'm running Apache 2.2 on CentOS 6.5, and I'm having problems accessing a Samba share that I've mounted. My web root is /var/www/html, and I've created a folder in the root called intranet, and I'm ...
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Is netbios required with samba -> win7 and what ports are needed for view/read/write functionality?

Basically I do an IT course at my college (United Kingdom) and obviously with it being a college, they have web filters and a restrictive firewall. To bypass the web blocks and to access my rented ...
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Printing hangs on last smb packet; prints most of the job; and then reports “Network Error”

We have one Windows for Workgroups (yes, I know) client that has some trouble printing through Samba. It will send most of the job through the server and then hang for about 15 seconds. Windows will ...
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Requiring owner auth for non-guest enabled shares

With the following options usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershare usershare max shares = 9001 usershare allow guests = yes usershare owner only = true I have the following issues: this ...
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after upgrade to winbind 3.6.24 the NT users cannot login into my RHEL4 box

I upgraded winbind/samba from 3.0.33 to 3.6.24 in a 32-bit RHEL4 box. The problem now is that any NT user cannot login. The error message found in /var/log/messages is Sep 3 09:05:20 node2 ...
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Samba server on CentOS sees shared directories, but no files visible

I have a very basic samba share for a development environment. There is a directory /var/www/ owned by www:www. All subdirectories are also owned by www:www. All users are members of the www group. ...
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Samba: Authenticate only local accounts over AD?

I have a samba server where I create all the linux accounts and corresponding SMB accounts via a application I built. I manage all the permissions for all of our shares via ACL's also using the ...
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Samba locking issue after upgrade

I did upgrade on a samba server, after which certain database apps on windows xp clients are crashing when accessing their db (most likely because some change on the samba server). The new samba runs ...
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How to setup/overcome file size limitation/“file too large” error in samba/cifs 2.1 on Synology DS214 with DSM 5

I'm mounting a samba share with some sparse files over cifs with -o username=user,gid=999,uid=999,rw,vers=1.0. The NAS has 3TB capacity and 500 GB free disk space, creating a 4TB sparse file with ...
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Samba 4 vs MS Office - Error accessing the file for saving, open and read works

Description I am struggling with a rather old (well-known) issue using the latest samba 4 suite. The MS Office 2010 products refuse to save a new (or modified) file on the samba share and display a ...
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Change SAMBA password in LDAP with Apache Directory Studio

I am using Apache Directory Studio to administer a small LDAP database, and I am planning to stop using LAM for user and group management because it lacks groupOfUniqueNames support. I have only one ...
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Heavy Samba usage affects other users on the same share

We have a central Samba fileserver running on Debian 6, the clients are almost all Windows 7. The server has 7 2TB SATA drives in a RAID 5. The clients are connected to the server with 100 Mbit. ...
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Can't access SMB shares on Windows but can on Linux

I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up. The share's configuration is as follows: [data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no ...
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Windows file explorer using port 80 (webdav) instead of 445 (samba smb cifs) for UNC path

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x86_64 machine, which is failing to access a network samba server. I launch the "Run" dialog, and type in \\192.168.x.x so I am bypassing DNS and NetBIOS name resolution, ...
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How to change Samba4 AD realm

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that runs Samba4 as Active Directory PDC. The server is called athena and its DNS name is athena.ad.domain.com. The realm is AD.DOMAIN.COM and the NetBIOS name is ...
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Struggling to configure Samba for public sharing with a private sub-directory

My goal is to end up with a Samba configuration whereby all users on the local network can have read/write access to the shared directory but within the shared directory there is a sub-directory ...
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Where is the samba name “workstation” coming from?

The output of smbstatus running on OS X Mavericks with the latest Server app installed (but with native SMB shut down in favor of the Samba implementation from Homebrew) contains many entries like ...
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Configuring Samba to allow access from a DDNS domain IP

I have a Debian VPS which I host a website from. I set up a Samba share to enable me to edit website files from my Windows 8 computer. For security I set up a username and password, also I set 'hosts ...
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Joining a Linux host to Active Directory unattended

I'm trying to setup a block of hosts using kickstart and there's two commands that need the password to be entered. One is kinit, for that one it's easy to just generate a keytab file and pass it ...
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Synchronizing Files between Ubuntu and Windows Server

I have a Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Share and I would like to synchronize my all Folders in the shared folder to the Windows Server (Win2k8R2). So Far I have used Lucky Back up, Freesync and ...
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Use Roaming Profiles as Default in AD (running Samba)

I've just set up an Active Directory Domain Controller (running Samba 4), created users, shares, groups, etc and everything is working. However, I have an environment where the use of roaming ...
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Why does samba include seemingly bogus “supplementary groups”?

Our environment is subject to the "16 group limit" with Samba. We are using Samba version 3.6.12. Basically if a user is in more than 16 groups, the whole system gets hosed and things go haywire. ...
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Multi-Volume data storage without striping

I have a network storage server running Debian, containing multiple hard drives. These drives are all mounted into subdirectories of a samba-shared folder. All members of the network have full read ...
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TDBSAM migrate user account

I have a couple of samba user accounts on a server which uses the tdbsam backend like this: pdbedit -L -v |more --------------- Unix username: games NT username: Account Flags: ...
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OpenLDAP to Samba 4 Migration, create middle layer / webservice for user initiated password migration/change?

for the last few days I have been looking into migrating an old linux server running a OpenLDAP/Samba 3 configuration with about 100 users to a new SBS Server running Samba 4 (like Zentyal or UCS). ...
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Samba user login locks up

Having an issue with a simple folder shared with samba to Windows computers. We have a samba user account created to access the folder. And It works great once we create a mapped network drive in ...
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Samba Roaming not working

I had configured Samba as domain controler on Ubuntu 14.04. I can register computers(WIndows 7) to the domain but the roaming profile does not work. smb.conf looks like: # Global parameters [global] ...