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

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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 ...
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Samba share will not connect (was working yesterday)

I have a CentOS websver with a Samba share set up (\\webserver\websites). I was connected to this share just yesterday without issue, but today my Windows 8 PC will not connect to it. I've also tried ...
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Samba authentication with another samba

I have a samba share with build-in authentication (smbpasswd). No any central auth (ldap, ad , radius ) in this network. My task is, start another samba server on second hosts with same user/pass ...
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Samba setup: RHEL, Windows 7

service smb restart; service winbind restart; service nmb restart service smb stop; service winbind stop; service nmb stop I, for the kick of it, thought I'll setup a samba server on my office ...
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Throttling individual samba connections

I have a CentOS server set up with Samba on a gigabit LAN connection. I've found that if I copy large amounts of data from the Samba server to a client machine that also has a gigabit connection, ...
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How do I load Windows printer drivers on a Samba 4 print server?

Premise / status: I've set up Samba 4 as an AD controller, and, according to the instructions on the howto, have established a [print$] share that should allow me to "upload printer drivers for ...
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What is the expected behavior of creating links on a Samba share from a Windows machine?

I've got a server with some stuff shared via Samba and a remote machine running Windows used to access the share. What is expected to happen if I create symbolic/hard links using standard Windows ...
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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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Is it possible to enumerate Windows users remotely?

I have a couple of shared folders which are accesible by an account which has no password (long story). But the username is very long and difficult. Is this (relatively) safe and secure, or is it ...
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Locks not obeying keepalive setting

Scenario All our developers work on a Linux server and use Samba to connect their IDEs (mostly ST2/3 on Mac) to their developer instances. Every now and then when saving a file it will hang up for ...
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User can't connect to samba share on windows (others can)

I have setup Samba in a Debian machine so that existing users in the linux server can connect to their homes and different shares using Windows. user1, user2 and user3 can connect without problems, ...
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Unable to browse to SAMBA shares

In my enviroment I have CentOS 5 installed with CUPS and SAMBA. I am unable to browse any SAMBA shares from any machine. From Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008, I have tried the commands below net ...
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Can I add Samba users without having to add UNIX ones?

I am configuring a Samba share on my Debian server and I'd like to create some simple username:password accounts that could access the shares without having to add UNIX users to my machine. Can I do ...
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using keybased ssh/scp for a shared directory

for some projects, i need to share confidental files between our local staff and some external partners. the number of humans from the external partners is not yet determined (and might changed during ...
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Samba force user does't work

I am using Samba 3.6.6 on Debian Wheezy. I want to be able to change www files on my dev server using my macbook. So I setup samba and made a share for the /var/www directory. I added the users bart ...