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

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running Samba Active Directory Server on Windows desktop (for developing)

Huh, I completely confused by others editing my post... breaking all system of referencing and linking into a mess... Bifurcating the question (1) Can anybody share experience and/or links on ...
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Windows7 - “The specified network password is not correct.” when the password is in fact correct

I have a samba server setup for some time now. It is a Hardware NAS - which unfortunately does not provide access to the Samba logs. (the exact model of the NAS is called Addonics NAS Adapter ) I ...
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Combined NFS, Samba server w users from Active Directory

I want to build a server that exports user home directories over SMB/CIFS and NFS. This server would be joined to a Win2k3 AD domain controller that holds our user database. As I understand it, ...
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Best way to mount a Linux filesystem on Windows over the Internet?

I was going to attempt Samba over SSH, any better ideas? Edit: My mom has been bugging me to do some offsite backing up of her files. She currently uses Norton Ghost. I have a VPS that I use for ...
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Mount a Windows DFS Namespace in Linux

I've got a Windows DFS setup with a few namespaces, and I need a way of accessing them via CentOS. Any ideas? I've had a look at CIFS mounting, but it won't support the namespace (each separate ...
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What is Best NAS solution for windows workgroup? freenas or openfiler

we have small network of 15 computer. we want to store data in nas box with raid configured so that it can be accessed by all users. it will be document, excel, pdf and database files. what is best ...
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Speeding up rsync over smb

I'm backing up a Linux box over SMB to a NAS. I mount the NAS locally and then I rsync a lot of data (100GB or so). I believe it's taking an awfully long time to do it: more than 12 hours. I would ...
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Account lock after a single authentication failure

I have 2 standalone servers (not in any domain/AD) - Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. When connecting to shares on them, using the UNC path from Windows 2000 pro, or Samba (under linux), if I make a ...
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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 vs Windows File Sharing/Server, which one is faster?

Are there any significant difference in performance? I have Linux boxes and Windows Server boxes and I plan to centralize file storage. Should I use Samba (Linux) or Windows file server as the file ...
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Samba Server Implementation Details and Best Practices

This question will be submitted as a wiki. The intent is to gather valuable configurations, deployment ideas, and smb.conf settings to assist with this wonderful service. Having used this for over a ...
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How do I get SELinux to allow Apache and Samba on the same folder?

In the configuration I have setup I wish to allow samba and apache to access /var/www I am able to set a context to allow samba access, but then httpd doesn't have access. Using setenforce to 0 ...
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Accessing samba shares over the internet

What's a good, secure (ish) way to access a samba server over the internet? My first thought is to just forward the necessary ports on the router to the samba server, but I'm not sure how secure that ...
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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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How can I make a linux samba server to announce itself on the local LAN via Bonjour to Mac clients?

I have a Linux debian based file server using samba and nowadays being accessed successfully by Mac OS X clients.. I'd like this resource to be available in a more user friendly way, by means of ...
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Auto-mounting a windows share on Linux AD login

I've managed to configure my test Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2 Server VM to accept logins (via ssh) from users who have domain accounts in active directory via Kerberos, nsswitch.conf and PAM configurations. ...
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Does Samba work well with Windows when case-sensitive names are enabled?

I want to have a *nix Samba share accessible by Windows clients. Samba has an option to enable or disable filename case-sensitivity. Normally for windows access, this is disabled, so that ...
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How does one determine active SSH and SAMBA connection counts?

I have a server that I use infrequently, so I'd like to cron a job to shutdown daily if no users are logged in via SSH and SAMBA shares. How can I determine how many active SSH connections there are, ...
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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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How to make new copied file always 777 permission

I have one Linux ext3 partition shared on network. Now when some one copy files from MAc , then other people can't change the file dute to permission problem. Is there any way that ane new file which ...
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OpenLDAP & Samba for Mac home drives

We are in the process of setting up our existing OpenLDAP (on Ubuntu) to provide authentication and MCX etc for our Macs. We are hitting a problem with our home directories - they work fine using AFP ...
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Samba capabilities & functionality

The company that I work for wishes to replace its windows servers with new linux servers but wants to keep Windows on employee desktops. The requirements are: The employee desktops should be able to ...
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smbclient NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED on directories when Windows doesn't

I'm setting up BackupPC on a server and it uses smbclient to backup Windows 7 workstations. smbclient logs in correctly to \\TESTHOST\C$ as TESTDOMAIN\backupoperator (Which is also a domain admin and ...
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Linux on Windows AD Domain

Successfully joined my Linux Box to a Windows AD Domain. Wanted to know from other admins if it us possible to specify what groups from windows ad is allowed to login? Otherwise anyone with a AD ...
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How do I connect my FreeNAS File Server to my Mac OS X Directory Server?

I am trying to connect my File Server (FreeNAS 8.0.1 / 8.2-RELEASE-p7) with my Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Directory Server's Open Directory... I know that Mac OS X provides an LDAP service via which other ...
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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: session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

I tried to set up Samba with "unix password sync", but I still get logon failure. I am running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal. $ smbclient -L localhost Enter stivlo's password: session setup failed: ...
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CIFS mounted drive setting “stick-bit” on all files, cannot change permissions or modify files

I have a folder mounted on an Ubuntu 8.10 sever through cifs that I simply cannot change the permissions on once mounted. Here is a breakdown of what's going on: All files within the mounted ...
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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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Slow first login to a AD-joined Samba box

I have joined my first Debian box to an Active Directory (2008 R2). It works, I can log in with AD credentials, browse Samba shares. There is just a problem with the time it takes for someone to log ...
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Samba Server as domain controller

I am using centos 6.2 on my system. I want to make samba server as PDC to join the clients computers operating systems i.e xp,windows 7 and share their files & directories.Currently I have 200 ...
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Samba and Snow Leopard — slow connects

Does anyone know if there is a root cause and solution to the OS X 10.6 Samba issues? We are seeing very slow connects from 10.6.2 to Windows Server 2003 via samba. (smbclient connects fast every ...
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How to prevent nginx from locking files on mounted samba partition in Centos 6

I'm using nginx 1.3.8 inside a centos 6.3 virtualbox 4.2.4 virtual machine. The system is running the latest software available via yum update. The host OS is windows 7. The site files nginx is ...
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Active Directory with public unix dns (no MS DNS)

I'm setting up a new Active Directory instance for my department at a university. I have some experience managing domains at previous jobs (NT4/2k/2003), but there are two unique things about our ...
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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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Grant Samba share permission to AD computer accounts

I'm running Samba 3.4.7 with Likewise Open 6.0.0.8388 on Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64. This server is joined to a domain (functional level 2003) run by 2008R2 domain controllers. In a Windows server, I can ...
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How to Make Windows Network Visible to Linux Server Box?

Salvete! I have a machine running CentOS 6.2. In the GUI, if I click on "Network", I get a messagebox saying: "Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server" I can ping the ...
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Windows 7 Client attached to a domain connecting to a Samba 3.5.2 Server

We're in a mixed Unix (AIX in this Samba case) and Windows domain environment. Part of what our goal to do this year is to upgrade from XP to Windows 7. While testing, we discovered that we couldn't ...
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Slow logins with roaming profiles

We are running an ActiveDirectory environment with Windows 2008 as DC and Samba 3.3 as fileserver, using roaming profiles. Some of our offices are connected to HQ via slowish links (1/2 Mbit). ...
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Using Active Directory authentication with Samba on Ubuntu 9.10 server 64bit

I have an Ubuntu server joined to our office Active Directory domain (Windows 2008) and it all seems happy. I can ssh to the server using my AD credentials and home directories get created and all is ...
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Print from Linux to Windows networked printer

I want to print from a Debian (Lenny) workstation to a Windows networked printer. I'm not even sure what type of Windows network this is. Our tech-support is friendly but doesn't want to get involved ...
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Mac OS X system can connect to Samba share, but Windows XP can not

When accessing a server running Samba, Mac OS X opens a login window prompting for a username and password. With the correct username and password, I'm able to login and read/write to shares. Using ...
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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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Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS? [closed]

When I need to access (read/write) to a folder of many files under Linux from Mac OSX, there are two options: Install Samba in Linux and share as Windows share Share via NFS Which one is the ...
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Windows hangs accessing a samba share with nfs backend

I have a somewhat less than ideal situation that requires me to mount a file system over NFS and then turn around and share that same file system over SAMBA to the rest of the users on my network. ...
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Why does samba server fail to start with PANIC error?

I'm seeing an error when trying to start smbd: # smbd -i smbd version 3.2.5 started. Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2008 ...
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Avoid user lookup in active directory trusted domains from samba

Trying to set up a linux server to authenticate users on the corporate active directory we're facing a problem. We're using SAMBA, winbind, krb5 and PAM. The problem arises when trying to list users ...
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Disabling Windows password changes on Samba domain

When a user on one of our Windows clients hits ctrl-alt-delete to change his password, our Samba domain controller is notified and performs the password change. Unfortunately, the group policy rule ...
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Samba folder properties incorrectly shows 0 bytes and 0 files in Windows 7

Doing du from linux correctly shows size of directory - but when doing "right click -> properties" in Windows 7: Size: 0 bytes Contains 0 files, 0 folders I can browse the share - and list files and ...