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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] ...
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How to let any server user modify files created by a samba guest on a public share (and the other way around)?

I have a linux server running samba with a public share accepting guest connections. Any window box on the network can edit/remove files on the share as long as the files are created by a guest (i.e. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and SADMS in Windows domain. Domain user password for sudo

I'm installed Ubuntu 14.04 and joined it to Windows domain with SADMS. All works good, but when I'm using something that need "root" rights (sudo for example) I need to enter domain user password, but ...
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Using Samba for AD and file sharing

We use a combination of Samba and WinBind to allow AD logins on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. We also use Samba as a file server. We do not want Samba file shares to work for AD logins, but only local ...
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Changing Samba port doesn't work

I want to change the Samba default ports for testing. I tried adding "samba ports = 1445" to the samba config, but now I can't connect to it at all! I also tried adding -p 1445 to the samba start ...
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Samba4 net join member fails

I'm trying to join a RHEL6 server using samba4 to a domain. Net ads join works correctly, join member does not however. Effectively wbinfo --getdcname does not work where as wbinfo --dsgetdcname does. ...
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Sporadic NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED from BackupPC via Samba

I have a BackupPC Server pulling backups from a Gentoo Linux machine (ext3 fs). This fails sporadically throwing errors like this 2014-06-10 12:00:19 full backup started for share uni 2014-06-10 ...
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how to hide folder on root samba folder with include for each group

Currently my samba server integrated with Windows Active Directory 2012, almost configuration is just fine. I'm just curious Here are my smb.conf, [global] workgroup = "Domain Name" server ...
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Force permissions non domain Mac server share

I have a Mac server which is accessed by both Macs and PCs. I need every file in this specific samba share to have 777 permissions regardless of the write permissions given by the client. The ...
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two samba servers and one ldap backend

I had setup a Samba 3 server as PDC with a passdb LDAP backend. Server SID: S-1-5-21-3270... Domain: A Every user has a SambaSID beginning with this Server SID. But now I try to setup a second ...
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Why is my samba domain user created by a bash script behave differently from one created manually?

I have a samba server which is using LDAP as its backend. The PDC is working as expected as long as I create the users manually. This means that if I use the following command to create a new user, I ...
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Folder sizes at 0 bytes with Samba shares on Windows 7

Background info: Running Samba version 3.6.9 Successfully authenticating shares with Active Directory (user/file permissions) Able to successfully connect to shares - no issues at all. So, ...
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gpupdate failing when using Samba 4 AD DC

I have a Samba 4 AD domain running with 2 DCs on Centos 6.5, with a named DNS backend. I have multiple Windows 7 machines joined to this domain, which is fine. However, I can't get GPOs to apply. ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I asked this question on AskUbuntu, but it's not getting any traction there... So I'll try here as well: I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are ...
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Linux - How to control Winbind Authentication cache timeout

I have configured my linux machines (running CentOS 5.2) to authenticate against a Windows server running Active Directory. I have even enabled winbind offline logon. Everything works as expected, ...
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Permission samba shared www folder

I'm having trouble with permissions on a samba shared folder on ubuntu server 14.04. This is the www one. But actually, it's in /home/administrateur. As I want to preserve my www folder whatever ...
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“net ads join” fails in puppet exec but runs OK directly from command line

I have the following exec that joins a Linux (CentOS 6) host to an Active Directory domain. When run as root from the bash terminal, it runs successfully and the host is joined to the AD domain ...
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Unable to access samba server

I can't connect to my samba server running CentOS 6.4 (minimal installation) that is not located within my network. When I try to connect with my Windows 7 client, the connection fails and I get the ...
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Samba How to allow a user to access folder (read/write) with root permission

I have samba share for a directory which is owned by root. But the samba user is different and same is put in the config. Due to this when user access the directory it has read access but can't write ...