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

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Is this possible/advisable to establish SAMBA share across domains?

I realize this question will likely turn out rather complex and require a lenghty description. Likewise there’ll probably not be any short simple answer. I’ve got a large data-store (a SAN) that is ...
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Promote Windows Server 2012 to domain controller in an existing samba network

I have a Windows Server that I want to use as a domain controller to push gpo's to workstations that are on a samba 3 domain served from an Oracle Solaris server. If I were to promote this server to a ...
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migrate samba users to new server

I've read How to migrate Samba User Accounts to a new linux server? however it doesn't address my situation, or at least not with a solution. I have a RHEL 5 machine, wood, running Samba, Dovecot, ...
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Samba name mangling too mangled to be practical

Switched recently from W2K3 to Samba4.0.9/CentOS6.4 for our fileshare for WinXP clients. Have an ancient (1995!) piece of software that uses 8.3 filename format. After the switch, long filenames ...
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Unable to Install Samba after uninstalling?

I have removed samba using : apt-get --purge remove samba and then Manually removed the smb.conf using rm *.* after going to the Samba directory. Now While I trying to install Samba again I am ...
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Access to samba share folder without browsing

I am setting up a samba server on RHEL7. I would like to set up my share permission in the following manner - Directory shared - /shared/ /shared/private/ Files in /shared/ - /shared/file1 ...
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Samba over OpenVPN - horribly slow

I've set up a server to run OpenVPN, with the purpose of clients accessing Samba shares remotely. The server is running CentOS 5.6, a decent quad-core Xeon CPU and plenty of RAM. The client I've ...
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Mounting file in Ubuntu over Samba to home folder

I am trying to share a folder over samba to a client location /mnt in Ubuntu. For mounting to /mnt I need to use sudo. I read in some articles online that mounting to one's home folder with Samba is a ...
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One printer shared by samba cannot be added to Windows via GPP

I've got a Scientific Linux 6.6 print server using cups and samba. We deploy the printers via GPP to Windows 7 x64 Enterprise clients. The latest printer we've added works fine from Linux, but cannot ...
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Allowing a user to mount a samba share from fstab

I am unable to get mount.cifs to respect the user flag passed to mount. The entry in /etc/fstab is //10.0.1.205/rm /home/robert/remote/rm cifs ...
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CTDB and SAMBA Cluster

I am trying to setup Samba Cluster with CTDB on CentOS7. I am having some confusion about how CTDB work with SAMBA. Here are my queries - 1) How to disable CTDB IP Failback? When node1 die, node2 ...
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Change domain name in Zentyal

I am not a network administrator, but it was requested of me to do a "small" maintenance on a server. The problem was that the domain name of the server was the same as the Web domain of the company, ...
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Why does hg choke when I veto resource forks on Samba?

I have a few users using Mercurial over Linux Samba shares, mounted on their Macs. The Samba server has the following veto rules (well discussed both here on this site and elsewhere) to prevent Macs ...
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Testing samba performance with Virtualbox

I have set up a VM in Virtualbox to test the effects of samba configuration changes in terms of read/write transfer speed. But successive read transfer speeds have sometimes more than 10 Mbps ...
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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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Able to view new files from a samba share only after refresh

I'm currently trying to access a samba share from windows server 2012 When I access the share I'm only able to view 210 files out of 460 files and the remaining files are only viewable after ...
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smbclient directory listing gives NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

I have been looking around to no avail. RHEL 6.4 I can run the following from a remote server, and successfully authenticates against LDAP: smbclient -L //tric4t/share -U username Once I run ...
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How can I set up Samba with LDAP auth for server in workgroup only?

http://serverfault.com/questions/ask?title=samba%20ldap%20workgroup%20only We have quite a few linux machines running SAMBA as standalone servers and are currently just replicating a smbpasswd file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Active Directory auth fails after static ip config

I'm having 6 Ubuntu 14.04 servers that are joined to active directory (2003 domain functional level 2008r2 schema) All of the servers work's fine when network interface is configured to use DHCP. But ...
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ports to open to access samba share

When I turn off my iptables service, I can successfully list my samba shares. But when I turn it back on, I cannot access them at all. Also, my SELINUX is set to permissive Here is my current ...
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Samba hides files with unicode text in their names from Windows clients

I have a few files that I synced from another server that ended up with some German (unicode) characters in their names. These files don't show up to windows clients that mount the samba CIFS shares. ...
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smb.conf - where do I set key and certificate for 'smb encrypt' transport encryption?

Reading smb.conf man page I can enforce encrypted smb transport; smb encrypt = mandatory. Where do I set the keys to use for the encrypted transport? I was expecting something like apache2: ...
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disable .recycle feature for samba shares

I had a pretty big scare when my company file server filled up. after tacking down the source I discovered that there is a .recycle folder that keeps ALL the files ever deleted (which is also ...
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Samba 4 Domain Join Command Fails

Have been attempting to get a test server connected to our AD (Win2k12R2) but when trying to do a domain join I get this error. it@testdom:~$ sudo samba-tool domain join xxx.com DC -Uadministrator ...
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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 default file creation mask calculation

Hi I have a question I dont seem find a relevant answer. The situation is that I set samba server and trying to create a file and folder form windows machine. Everything works as expected but there is ...
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Write-but-not-delete permissions on SAMBA

I installed samba on my linux server for public file sharing on the LAN. I works great currently, but I would like to add some security: People from LAN should be able to Read files present and Add ...
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Can't mount samba share, but can access using smbclient

I have a network share on Windows server in my local network. I can access this share using smbclient on my Ubuntu 13.10 (with installed cifs-utils package) desktop like this: smbclient ...
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Conflicts with MS Office temporary files when using Offline Folders on Vista

We are using Offline Folders feature of Windows Vista to make files on network shares available when out of office. Mostly it is working, but every time I do a sync I get a lot of such errors: ...
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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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stop avahi on archlinux

I have archlinux with samba. I noticed from last update it started avahi-daemon. If I stop/disable avahi, seems samba starting avahi automatically. Also tried with kill. Printing is disabled in ...
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“The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”

I mangage a Primary Domain Controller (Samba+LDAP) with 60PC. But 3-4 PC can't login to domain with error "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed". 56-57 PC ...
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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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How to manage permissions on shared filesystem in Linux and export it on Windows?

It is a bit complex scenario so I will try to make this a simple as possible for you. ENVIRONMENT I have a shared filesystem on Linux which I export on Windows using Samba4 and users which belong to ...
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Can Samba “security = user” be used for guest share without Windows login prompt?

I am trying to use an Ubuntu computer to set up Samba shares for a lab of Windows computers (Vista Basic and XP). Two of the shares need logins, but one is supposed to be a public share. My problem is ...
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Unable to access Samba fileshare on CentOS 7 from Windows 7 on AD Domain

I'm trying to stand up a new CentOS 7 server running Samba and I'm unable to get access to the shared directories from my Windows 7 local machine. As I'm not super familiar with CentOS 7, I followed ...
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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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iptables/netfilter rules for samba/netbios access

Which iptables-rules do I have to set to allow clients to access a samba server with working netbios (i.e. being able to use \MyServer instead of \192.168.0.1 to access the server from Windows)? I've ...
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Delete old machine from Samba

I'm wondering is there a way to delete old machines from Samba? I'd like to search all computers that hasn't had activity for longer than 3 months and have it removed from the domain controller. ...
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Samba server not visible from Win network

Samba 3.5 on Centos 6.3 Synopsis: I set up Samba on my linux host, but none of my Win machines on the subnet can see the host name. My host name (WOLTEST) does not show up in any of the Win ...
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Connect OpenLDAP to Samba in read mode?

We have Samba 3 based domain controller. The password backend for the domain is pdb/*nix users, this means that we do not have LDAP service running with Samba (I may be wrong on this one, but I do not ...
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CentOS Samba server to be master browser for workgroup

We have a CentOS 5.9 server (w/ latest updates) running Samba 3.0.33-3.39.el5_8. The IP address of the server is 192.168.1.28. The problem is that every night at around 4 a.m., the clients lose ...
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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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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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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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Samba3 GPO Alternative

Samba4 isn't ready for production so I'm stuck with Samba3 but I want GPOs for my Windows 7 clients. Is there a way to implement GPOs or something like it using Samba3 without resorting to manually ...
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Why do I get an initscript error when installing Samba using apt-get?

I'm attempting to solve this problem... Why does samba server fail to start with PANIC error? ... by reinstalling Samba, but I'm getting the following error: # apt-get install samba Reading ...
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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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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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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 ...