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

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Folder permissions for Apache vhost files on Samba share

In our website development environment, we have a central CentOS server running multiple vhosts via Apache. The vhost files are shared via SMB. Multiple developers in the office connect to this SMB ...
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Why can't I upload drivers to my Samba print server?

I've just set up a CentOS 6.5 64-bit VM with CUPS (1.4.2) and Samba (3.6.9) and can print from my Windows 7 64-bit machine quite happily. The shared printer is a Kyocera FS-2100DN, for which I ...
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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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Detect if remote host is running Windows or Samba

From a Linux server, how can I quickly determine if a remote machine is running Windows or Samba? I want to run commands on remote Windows machines (XP and 7) to list the installed software and ...
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How to ask Samba to follow symlinks for user & password less guest account

I want to configure Linux Samba 4.0.9 for providing read-only access to directory content (symlinks to files from other locations) in user & password less way. Basically any LAN user should have ...
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samba: change unix group from windows client

I try to setup a small samba server on Ubuntu 12.04 to share files. It seems to work fine but there is one permission problem. All Unix users primary group is group_common. Some users are ...
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Login script not running

I have a server running Debian Wheezy, and Samba 3 running the Domain Controller. The clients are Windows 7, and mostly work. One issue I'm having on one computer is that it will log in, and present ...
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NAS shares cannot be accessed by name in a domain

I have a NAS (Synology DS411, DSM 4.3) that was configured to be joined to an AD domain. Privileges were appropriately set on the shares and everything was fine. I (foolishly) changed the name of the ...
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Can I have a machine in a DNS subdomain, but Active Directory main domain?

I've just started virtualising some Linux servers, and want them to have DNS names like this: name.vm.company.internal Our DNS is hosted on Windows 2003 Active Directory, so most machines are ...
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CentOs 6.5 GFS2 DRBD SAMBA CTDB : g_lock_force_unlock: Could not store record: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

My SAMBA cluster is unreliable, I noticed that from Windows desktop (on some occasion works fine but it is not reliable), on Ubuntu I'm getting this error (same is keep repeating in the log): ...
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Will locally mounting root filesystems of all remote servers being managed eliminate need to share dotfiles?

I've got about 10 remote servers being managed, through SSH, and I typically just SSH into each of them for remote management tasks. This requires me to have duplicated many of my dotfiles (like ...
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Samba group doesn't appear on Network Neighborhood

I have a samba server (Samba version 3.6.9-151.el6). My ip server has multiple ip address, and it uses dns proxy for name resolution. I have 2 problem: Samba share works with IP but not with ...
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ubuntu samba not connecting from mac

I have an ubuntu 12.10 VM with samba v 3.6.6 installed: Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-44-generic x86_64) On my mac i can connect to the smb share no problems: smb://www.tests.net Finder then ...
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Use fail2ban for Samba

I'm looking for a way to use fail2ban to control/block samba logins on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. I already set up an jail.local. The samba part currently looks like this: [samba] enabled = true port = ...
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Samba will not accept the credentials

I have a Debian computer running Samba. I access the server from another computer running Windows 7. As guest, I can list the share as read-only, force user, etc. But I can not access samba server ...
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Samba authentication using read-only LDAP server without samba attributes

I have read-only access to an LDAP server which only stores unix account information (no samba attributes). I’d like to grant the users in the LDAP directory access to the samba shares on my server. ...
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Users can't access their samba shared homes from Windows

I installed and configure a Samba 4 as AD and I shared Homes. I can log in the Samba server and a Windows 2008 server with my users. However, on Windows, when I type "\IPSambaServer\user1" when logged ...
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forcing winbind/samba to use single server

In a network, there are 2 AD servers. We are integrating samba and squid with AD for user authentication. Interestingly one of the servers does not allow us for enough security level. So we have to ...
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Samba private and public shares for windows

I am facing an issue with Samba shares setup for windows use. I have two shares - 1] public share, which is available for everyone in the network, 2] admin share, which is supposed to be password ...
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Speeding up Winbind group lookups?

I have an RHEL 6 server bound to an AD domain. Everything works fine but group lookups are extremely slow. Some lookups can take over 60 seconds. This is very painful when running sudo and when users ...
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Unable to get idmap_ad to work with Ubuntu 12.04 and Samba 4

I am trying to get the uid and gid mapping I have set in active directory to copy from there to my already existing Ubuntu boxes that I am adding to a Windows 2008 Domain Controller. We are trying to ...
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Best choise for shared drive between webservers [closed]

I wonder what the best choise is/practices are for a shared drive between multiple webservers. The same application needs to be employed on multiple webservers servers for load balancing ...
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Samba file mask calculation on ACL - missing r

I would like to ask a detail how samba deals with permission on ACL on servers. I did dig very hard and deep but no luck with this one. I have set ACL support over this think and again, regardles of ...
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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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Likewise 6.0 on CentOS 6.3 often freezes on system - no one can login, does not restart cleanly

We are using Likewise for AD authentication. We are also running samba and winbind to make all this possible. Our issue is this: likewise often stops working and we have to manually restart it with ...
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SMB Share (samba) Centos 6 Mounted hard drive Permission Denied

I have set up a SMB share on Centos for all users. This share is available and working correctly. Guide followed -> CentOS 6.4 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Procedure: For diagnostic ...
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Can't use 'force user = root' and 'follow symlinks = no' at the same time

I'm configuring a read-only "backup" samba share for a third party backup solution on Windows to backup '/' on one server. The server is running RHEL 6 and samba 3.6.9 (default from package ...
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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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CentOS Samba wont install

I'm having trouble installing samba on my CentOS 6.5 server. I run: yum install samba it finds the packages but then the following error messages appears and I cant continue: Error: Package: ...
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Automatically create LDAP groups for each new system user according to its username

is there any way to set and create a default group for each newly created system user so he belongs to its own user group? I mean, when a create a user foo i would like to create automatically a ...
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LDAP+SAMBA login issues

i'm on a clean Ubuntu 13.10 install and i've just installed and configured openldap+samba while i'm trying to configure a domain controller plus user shares. In order to ease ldap management i've also ...
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Why does Samba ignore my template shell = /bin/bash setting?

I've got a brand new installation of CentOS minimal, and have installed Samba as follows: yum install krb5-workstation samba Firstly, have I got all the necessary packages to become a domain ...
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What exactly is insecure about Samba access over the Internet?

I have a folder on a Linux server that I need to share with a number of different clients all over the country. Some requirements: The folder needs to be mountable as an ordinary network drive in ...
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Is it possible to find with samba what version of windows is remote PC running?

As Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP next April, I was asked to check which PCs are still running with a version of Windows older than Windows 7. Is it possible via some Samba query to find out ...
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Kerberos authentication of Windows clients and Redhat 5.5 with Samba PDC?

I already realize that configure Redhat 5.5 as PDC (Primary Domain Controller), and the clients (Windows XP and Windows 2003) can join the realm. The realm name of Linux server is EXAMPLE.COM. ...
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What's the issue with this Samba setup?

I asked this on superuser, but I realized that may be the wrong place. I am duplicating the question here, I hope this is allowed. I am trying to share a directory through samba. In smb.conf I have ...
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Restrict SMB user from changing password

On a server running Debian Wheezy and Samba ver 3 with a tdb backend, how do I restrict a single user from changing the password? This account is one of 2 generic accounts, one for students and one ...
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ERROR when mounting RHEL samba share on another RHEL server

I have a server (let's call it ServerA) where I have configured two Samba shares, that are currently accessed from a few Windows computers with no issues. I've also been able to mount these two ...
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IIS permissions issue pointing docroot to Samba share

I have an IIS project which is stored on a Samba shared, network mounted with the following line: X: \\my-samba-server\dev /user:freddie Connectivity is fine, can read/write files from X:. In IIS, ...
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veto files on a Windows Share

On Linux you can just edit the smb.conf file and add a veto files setting to ignore and delete certain files, this came in really handy as both OS X and Windows love to create extra files. However, ...
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Samba Server needs to have AD authentication

My Linux server is connected to AD via Bind DN and password (without domain joining). It is using sssd for authentication. I am able to ssh and login without any issue. I have a proper setup of uid ...
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samba “username map” stopped to work after upgrade to 3.6

It was time to upgrade our group server (new HDs, problems with old installation of DRBD, etc..). Going as usually for CentOS i upgraded whole system from 6.3 to 6.4 The later one came with samba 3.6 ...
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mounting windows shares on linux while keeping windows permissions

I have a windows share on a windows2003 server (WINJOE) which I want to back up to a Linux machine (LINUXJOE) that is properly joined to the domain. My goal is to backup shared folders of WINJOE to ...
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Limiting users to logging onto Samba domain only from specific machines

I have Samba setup and running nicely as a primary domain controller with roaming profiles. Currently users can log on to the domain controller from any machine in the network. However, I want to ...
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Share folder with active directory group permissions

I have a Debian as a member of our AD (which is a 2k3). I want to share 2 folders from our Debian. 1 with full access for everyone, the second only readable by group "ADM", and "PROD". Part of ...
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Configure samba server for Unix group

I'm trying to set up a samba server with access for users in the Linux (RHEL 6) "wheel" group. I am basing smb.conf off of the example here where it goes through the [accounting] example. In my ...
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Users database empty after Samba3 to Samba4 migration on different servers

I have to migrate a Samba 3 to a new Samba 4 server. My problem is that the database on the samba 3 server seems a bit empty. The secrets.dtb file is only 20K whereas the “pbedit -L |wc -l”command ...
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Computers on preexisting Windows 2008 domain accepting accounts from Samba3/4 domain

I have a web application written in PHP where I would like to allow existing users to log into Windows computers, too. Re-hash of their passwords is doable (by requesting them to change the password). ...
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Write hash password to LDAP when creating a new user

I am working on a project with a central user database system. One of the requirements of the system is that there should be only one set of users for all the application. FreeRADIUS and Samba are two ...
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Safety of concurrent samba writes and perl move

I have samba (3.6.3-0.30.1-2920-SUSE-CODE11-x86_64) running on a SLES11 server which receives files from a Windows machine. The samba share is actually a NFS mount from an other server, and I need to ...