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

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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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Domain user can't login after power failure

I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 server running Samba 4.1.6 functioning as a domain controller. Last Saturday I had a brown out, and after the server came back up my network shares were no longer automatically ...
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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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Tool to allow users to change their Samba password [closed]

We have a heterogenous network with Windows and OS X clients that authenticate against a Samba server running Samba 3.6.6. Previously, all users could change their own password by means of accessing a ...
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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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CIFS strange permissions

I'm using a NAS that share directories by samba. On my Debian server, I want to mount a share directory on /var/www/share. What I do in my fstab (uid 33 = www-data's id) : //10.0.1.103/myshare ...
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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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Ubuntu/Mac Setup — Show Samba and Netatalk [migrated]

I have setup Netatalk at my home for Time Machine backups, and I would also like for my samba shares to show up on my MacBook. Here is what I currently see: ...
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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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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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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 ...