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

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SMB settings and access

History: I have a nether ReadyNAS 516 running storage sync software called Egnyte. The other day we performed a balance of the drives and had to reboot the device during the balance. Since the reboot ...
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Change Windows AD password from Linux

Is there a way to change my Windows domain password from Linux?
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How can I make ubuntu use samba to resolve windows host names?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 computer with two vms : debian and windows xp. Each vm also has Host-only connection so I can see them from Host without setting up port forwarding. All machines can ping ...
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What should be my DNS settings?

I have a samba server and it is on the same network as the clients which I want to connect to the servers domain. The problem is that it doesn't seem to see the server. I can access its web server ...
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Apache NTLM not authenicating domain username/password.

I have a centos box and I am trying to setup NTLM authenication for apache. I have the linux box on the AD domain already and able to get user and group info using the wbinfo command. I have the ...
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Can connect to Samba, but access denied to homes

I can connect to the samba server using both IP address and server name, and I can see the home folder name, but can't connect to it smb.cnf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = ...
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Connection from samba to LDAP server failed

I use samba (3.4) and OpenLDAP (2.4) for file sharing and directory service. Some days ago, I noticed that samba has problem in connection to the LDAP service while beforehand it was working ...
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Using git on os x 10.10 with samba

We have a development environment set up where we have two local machines (Macs with osx 10.10) and a linux box (Dev server) running ubuntu 14.4. Samba has been set up in order to share files ...
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samba's ping_pong test on glusterfs

Has anybody been able to pass samba's ping_pong test (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Ping_pong) on glusterfs? I have used different versions of glusterfs (3.5.x, 3.6.3, 3.7.5) on both ...
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Install Samba 4 on Opensuse 12.2

Have anybody already installed Samba 4 on Opensuse ? Please show me how to do, because without that Samba, i cannot to execute CMD command or any script storing on Windows remotely by using winexe ?
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Samba NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED error on Ubuntu

I set up a Samba server on Ubuntu. Everything goes fine when I allow guest access, but when I try to setup a configuration for a specific user, I receive the error below: $ smbclient //x.x.x.x/john ...
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Samba Ldap problem

When I connect samba server through smbclient the error was generate like smbclient //192.168.1.56/smbshare -U sakshi Unknown parameter encountered: "ldap machine suffix ou" Ignoring unknown ...
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Samba configuration for public shares

yesterday I upgraded my fedora box to the latest version, and with that, I also upgraded samba, now using samba 4. I used to access those share from any computer at home without user/password, but now ...
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samba4: charset encoding conversion error

During upgrade from samba-3.5 to samba-4.1, directive: display charset: UTF-8 was removed from smb.conf because it is deprecated; in the same smb.conf there is: unix charset: ISO-8859-15 Which is ...
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Pass-through or proxy DFS in Samba?

Samba supports Microsoft's DFS protocol, which is good. However, that just shares out junctions, which the client interprets as a path to a different SMB mount and mounts it directly. In other words, ...
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How can I make a linux samba server to announce itself on the local LAN via Bonjour to Mac clients?

I have a Debian Linux based file-server using Samba and nowadays being accessed successfully by Mac OS X clients.. I'd like this resource to be available in a more user friendly way, by means of ...
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server side copy for Linux does not work

I have a NAS embedded Linux device which has Samba4 installed and running. I have configured a samba share, and I am trying to do server-side copy within that samba share from a client. This is what I ...
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Samba vulnerability to rpcclient attack

There is what seems to be a known vulnerability in Samba exploitable via rpcclient. One can use rpcclient to access a Samba server, and then by using commands such as srvinfo, enumprivs, lookupnames ...
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Permission issues in TortoiseSVN on SAMBA share

I have spent a full day troubleshooting this issue and am truly desperate now. Windows 10 is my main machine, and within it, I run a Debian VM that I use as a full Linux web stack. The Linux VM runs ...
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Authenticate SMB connections on OpenBSD using Active Directory

I have an OpenBSD box that is being used primarily as an SFTP server. Some users running windows need the ability to map a share from this server using SMB. Rather than setting up individual accounts ...
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Authenticate Samba share via Kerberos using Open Directory

I have an Open Directory master on a machine called "minime" (El Capitan, Server 5). I further have a Samba server "tricky", running Ubuntu and a Mac OS X client "wallace". I want users on wallace to ...
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allow all users to read/write any files/folders on 2nd drive regardless of who created it in linux

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've got a mount point called /files that is owned by root, the group is plugdev and I've given the group write permission. I used some of the information in ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x

Is it possible to use folder redirection with Windows 7 on Samba 3.5 as a PDC of an NT4 domain? I want this to be able to redirect the My Documents folder for a small environment (~25 workstations) ...
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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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Can I store OS X resource forks in a Samba share anywhere *else* than in dotbar files?

OS X resource forks are alternate streams of data attached to regular files. They may contain the file's custom icon, colored label, keywords, or any other metadata set by the user or by applications. ...
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SSO for linux/AD Windows 2008

I have multiple CENTOS servers that are all currently working off of a local /etc/passwd for user account control and have local home folders etc. This makes it a pain when users come on board leave ...
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Windows 7 : Application cannot write to shared folder - Access denied

I'm having permission issues with an in-house application. This applications has an area where you drag and drop files. When you drag and drop the files, it normally saves the file to a shared folder. ...
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Linux to authenticate using MS AD using samba

I am trying to complete a poc which needs linux server to connect to MS AD and authenticate using domain creds. After some reference, I felt samba would do good here and so I have installed and ...
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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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Set Windows share as network home for AD-joined Mac users

we've been seriously scratching our heads on this issue for the last few days. It's now time to ask other professionals on possible solutions for this. The situation and what we're attempting to do: ...
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Samba connection fails from OS X

The server is running Ubuntu 12.04 and Samba 3.6.3. Windows users can mount their shares without problems, using the path \\my_server.com\username and account \username. However, when I try to ...
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When a samba server shares NFS4 mount directory, window clients cannot copy file. ERROR: 0x80070021

The error reported by windows client is like this ERROR: 0x80070021 The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file. I google it and hit samba bug report ...
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Why does my local network transfer speed decrease with larger files?

Short version: I have a Linux server (RHEL5) and a Windows 7 Professional laptop on a local wired network. Copying large files to the server gets gradually slower until it stops completely. Long ...
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How to use Active Directory's homeDirectory attribute for Samba?

I currently have a Samba share setup where I would like to share Unix folders with Windows users, with Active directory as the backend. I see that there is an attribute called homeDirectory in Active ...
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Windows Server: Impact of high count of ACL entries on overall performance

I have been searching on this and just can't find enough information on the topic. We are trying to develop a custom folder / permission tool. The clients needs are quiet complicated as there will be ...
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How to transfer a samba4 PDC to another server

I have combed the entire internet and have not found one article or piece of documentation worth mentioning in regards to the proper method for transferring a Samba4 PDC to another server. I ...
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Samba share not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account.However,when i login with a local user account i'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Samba 3.6 doesn't accept force user / force group with domain name user

I had a samba 3.5.x install (CentOS 6), joined to an AD domain named EXAMPLE. I also have a local user/group on a linux boxes example:example. This is an example share: [app] ...
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Mac can connect to samba via IP but not netbios name [closed]

I've setup a samba share on Centos 6. smb.conf [data] path = /data writeable = yes browseable = yes valid users = user01 create mask = 0777 create mode = 0777 directory mode = 0777 share modes = yes ...
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CIFS/SAMBA Mount still attempts before network is ready even with _netdev

The title gives a pretty good synopsis. I am running a debian derivative (osmc) on a raspberry pi 2 in this case. and am trying to mount a share. It mounts 100% a ok from the command line or just ...
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can't restart samba from restart or service, but /etc/init.d/smbd restart works

on ubuntu 14.04 I followed the tutorial at https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/samba-fileserver.html to set up samba (pretty trivial). After installing (and fully rebooting the machine, just ...
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Printed text from *nix (Linux or Unix) to a Samba / LPD Windows print server skewed text

I'm asking my question under the "managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks" part of the site. Someone setup an EPSON DFX-9000 printer on a Windows 7 PC, ...
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Centos AD Authentication with SSSD, How to add Samba Shares

I've been trying to get this to work reliable for some time. Heres the breakdown: Centos 7 with SSSD auth to Active Directory (fully functional) here is the sssd.conf file: [sssd] domains = example ...
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mount error(13): Permission denied with windows share

I am struggling to mount a windows 2008 share on a CentOS 6.4 (64 bits) server when I use smbclient it works: smbclient //esb.local/dfs -U ESBSertal -W ESB -P MyPassword but with mount it does ...
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Network speed between Windows 7 machines sharing over samba/SMB not reaching 10Gb/s

I have two Windows 7 Machines that are connected via 10Gb/s Intel Server Cards on a 10Gb/s Switch an a subnetwork(Physically separate from the larger main domain network). I'm trying to copy files ...
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How to configure SAMBA file server to be a windows look-alike?

I'm using an openfiler appliance in an Active Directory (W2k8R2 DC) environment. I would like to make my shares as quite as possible look like windows shares for my users. Most things work well but ...
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Samba user login

some help needed. I have/manage a samba share at work. It works fine for everyone except one user. I've tried all I can think now, so now I hope for some new input. $smbclient --list LOCALHOST as ...
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winbindd: kinit succeeded but ads_sasl_spnego_krb5_bind failed: Cannot contact any KDC for requested realm

While looking for reasons why logging in to a samba machines joined to Active Directory is slow I have the strong impression that the following error in my log file could be a hint. Apr 3 14:44:14 ...
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Samba 4 not working correcty as dns for internal (LAN) addresses

[Edit] We tried to use samba_internal dns and also bind9_dlz on the server where samba is installed, but both cause problems when trying to access internal addresses even by IP. So we use our DNS, ...