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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: 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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How can I set up disk quotas on a remote server in a Samba environment?

I've been working with an install of Ubuntu 8.04 and Samba. I'm trying to set up user disk space quotas for our shared drive. That is, each user will have their own folder on our Network Attached ...
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Resolving samba testparm message: rlimit_max: rlimit_max (8192) below minimum Windows limit (16384)

testparm in samba may produce this message: rlimit_max: rlimit_max (8192) below minimum Windows limit (16384) This appears be be resolved by increasing the max open file limit using this Linux ...
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Linux machine is in a windows domain, but domain logon isn't working

We have a small network in our department 2 Win Server 2008 Domain Controller 1 debian webserver a number of win7 Clients My predecssor tried to add the webserver to our domain in order to login ...
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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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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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Install bind9.8 on Debian 6

As I am setting up a Samba4 domain, I would like to install Bind9.8, however, it is not in backports, and using testing would upgrade many other packages to testing. Any suggestions?
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Samba share folder … user can read/write but cannot delete files

I intend to setup a samba share server that all user can write files to but they can not delete files was put in that folder. Which configuration is suitable for me! Thanks in advanced!
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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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Windows 7 Samba issue

We have a strange samba issue affecting only one user. Our samba setup is as follow : Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) - Samba Server Samba version 3.0.33-3.14.el5 ...
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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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Permission issues with Samba and OS X

I'm having some serious permission issues with Mac client machines (OS X Snow Leopard) connected to a UNIX server (running CentOS) through Samba. No matter which permissions I set for a file on the ...
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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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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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Managing Linux user accounts + Samba + more

I have a network of about 3-6 CentOS servers, with about 5-10 users (currently, and near future). I'm looking for a solution for centralized managements of users. My requirements from it are: Linux ...
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Windows/Samba connection error

I have a Linux fileserver serving up /home for linux and windows users. I was able to connect from my windows client, but not from a DC. Then suddenly I could connect from the DC too. The linux ...
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How does samba usershare_acl parameter works?

Looks like it is not even documented on the samba website itself, or did I miss it?
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ldap-authentication without sambaSamAccount on linux smb/cifs server (e.g. samba)

i'm currently running samba-3.5.6 on a debian/wheezy host to act as the fileserver for our department's w32-clients. authentication is done via OpenLDAP, where each user-dn has an ...
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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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rsync fails with error: Cannot stat destination… cannot allocate memory (12)

I am trying to rsync some directories on my linux server to a Windows 7 share mounted locally on the Linux server at /mnt/backups. My rsync command looks like this: rsync -avz --progress --partial ...
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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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Copying files from OSX to samba, force create mode not working

I have a problem whereby I have set up a samba share with these parrameters: [Design] path = "/sec/projects/design" writeable = yes browsable = yes valid users = @design force group = design force ...
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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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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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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: Folders: ...
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File sharing between Windows hosts and (Arch) Linux guests

I am unable to install VMware Tools in Arch Linux, but apparently I can work with CIFS shares. After creating a folder share on Windows, I can read/write it in the guest with the usual: mount.cifs ...
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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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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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Unable to see Samba server by netbios name

We have a linux server set up with a number of samba shares on our mixed windows/mac/linux network. The shares are accessible if we go to \\192.168.x.x\share, however we can't access the server by ...
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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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Mac creating files w/ wrong perms on samba share

In my group, which is very heterogeneous in terms of machines, we use a samba share to collaborate on files and such. In all but one case, it works as expected (or at least close enough). The one ...
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Samba/Winbind: adding domain users to local groups based on domain group

I have a Redhat ES 6 server that's successfully joined to a domain via Winbind (i.e. I can login to the Redhat server using domain credentials with no issues). What I'm looking to do at this point is ...
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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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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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Set primary group of file or directory on Samba share from Windows

Short version: I have such situation on a Samba share: $ ls -lha total 12K drwxr-xr-x 3 hka Domain Users 4.0K Jan 11 17:07 . drwxrwxrwt 19 root root 4.0K Jan 11 17:06 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 hka ...
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Samba - permission issue

I am trying to get samba to work properly... I have a "Movies" share (//server/Movies), I want only root account to be able to upload and delete. Guest can view "Movies" share without password/login ...
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How to setup shared folder as virtual directory in IIS 7.5 (cross-domain)

This is my current understanding of how this should be done: (TL;DR for the actual problem, please see the bold text.) Create a folder on you storage server, henceforth known as B. Create a local ...
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Windows 7 cannot create “permanent” profile from samba server

I have a samba server which has an odd problem; I was able to get the Win7 box to logon using the instructions from the official samba wiki; however, after setting up a BDC, I missed the step of using ...
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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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Can copy file to samba share with terminal but not from finder (OSX Maverick) [migrated]

I have a samba share located on a Router USB storage DD-WRT V24 USB drive. I try to copy a file from a MAC OSX machine using Finder. Finder returns the following message: "can’t be copied because ...
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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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is access to samba share dependent on internet access

Running Ubuntu 7.04. Samba is installed and running. Ubuntu server is connected to the internet thru an adsl modem. Rest of the network consists of windows-xp machines All xp machines can see the ...
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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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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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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 default permissions not respected

I'm almost ready to tear my hair off (At least i have a decent amount of it :P) I built a Ubuntu 11.04 box at work for all the development team to work on it. Everything working fine so far but there ...
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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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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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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: ...