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How do I share a Git repository with multiple users on a machine?

I have a Git repository on a staging server which multiple developers need to be able to pull to. git-init seems to have a flag very close to what I'm looking for: --shared, except I'd like multiple ...
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Mount Remote CIFS/SMB Share as a Folder not a Drive Letter

Is there any way to mount a remote CIFS/SMB/SAMBA share as a folder/directory and not as a drive letter. For example, I want this map: \\Server\ShareName -> C:\Folder\ShareName Instead of the usual ...
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Best Pratices for a Network File Share?

So we have a file share that was started 10 years or so ago and it started off with the best intentions. But now it's gotten bloated, there's files in there that nobody know who put them there, it's ...
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Share /home between datacenters

I have two servers, placed at datacenters in holland and france. Both are running Debian Wheezy. I need to share /home between them, with good performance. There are 300-something users on the ...
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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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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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Why do “net use” and windows “map network drive” share have a drastic speed difference?

Why, when I copy a file (windows explorer copy, paste), am I getting ~100KB/s transfer rate from a drive mapped using the "net use" command in the command prompt and between 25-50MB/s transfer rate ...
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Allow access to Linux Console

Suppose one is running an SSH session into a GNU/Linux box of a client and he asks you to see "what you are doing". How can you allow this other party to see what's going on in your session?
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EC2 - Shared Storage - S3FS or EBS?

Building my web service onto EC2 right now and have a single instance behind a load balancer. I will of course cater for multiple instances. My initial idea was to run all the instances a dumb ...
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Can't access windows share when in security group assigned to share

I'm a bit stumpped on this one. I created a security group in AD called "special data users" and add myself to it. I then created a share on a server and give that AD security group full access to ...
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Where do you share or find useful powershell, bash, batch, vbs, scripts?

I just wrote a quick little powershell script to make my life easier for a task that I was facing. I thought it would be nice to put it on the Internet, where someone else may also find it useful. The ...
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How do I reconnect to a UNC share using different credentials

I connected to my NAS using windows explorer, by entering \\DS412 in windows explorer. It prompted me for a username and password. I entered them and then the DS412 showed up under Network in ...
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Samba4 [homes] share

I am having issues with the [homes] share. OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I've installed samba 4.0.3, bind9 dlz, ntp, winbind, everything but pam modules, and did all the tests from ...
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Centralized administration of campus (AD domain) printers?

I'm looking for the best way to centrally administer (and track!) printing for our AD domain. I know Windows Server can be configured to be a "Print Services" server, but it's my understanding that ...
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Do virtual private servers yield better uptime than shared hosting?

I'm running some websites on a shared hosting provider for $10/month. I've experienced a few downtimes in recent months. The tech support tell me there's nothing wrong with my site. The server ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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Windows domain share permissions basics

Consider following share rights: Security \\dev\profiles\ rw – Administrators Security \\dev\profiles\bambus02 inherited AND rw – bambus02 Sharing \\dev\profiles rw – Everyone as "bambus02", my ...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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Windows 7 : access denied to ONE server from ONE computer

We have a domain served by some Windows 2003 servers. We have several Windows 7 Pro clients. ONE client computer can't acces ONE member Windows 2003 server. The other computers can acces every ...
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Enterprise grade file sharing

Can anybody suggest any web based application ( enterprise grade) that will allow my internal users to share files with the outside world. Maybe something like yousendit, but I want to be able to host ...
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Samba share with guest access and authenticated users for write access

I'm trying to get a shared folder to work. Everyone should have read access (preferably not even a password prompt should pop up when connecting with Windows), but a few selected users should be able ...
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finding ldd search path

How can I find the search path of ldd? Assume ldd returns [mahmood@dhcppc2 bin]$ ldd /home/mahmood/amd64-linux/lib/scsi-bus.so linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fffc27c7000) ...
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Anything to share a printer from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows?

I've got a printer which only has 32-bit drivers, so it's installed on a 32-bit machine (XP). I need it to appear as a printer (with duplex control etc) on a 64-bit machine (Vista). I can't just ...
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How to let the users can edit in a shared folder but not let them to delete files inside

I'm an IT technician in a school. We're using DC and File server so the teachers uses a domain user by their own name. There are folders from the File server that are shared to the teachers to use, ...
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How to view the localhost of another computer in the same network?

We have a team, working on a website. And I am planning to keep the files in one computer and let the guys access the files and folders, edit it, test it, view it in browser. I am using WAMP Server. ...
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How to remove a Windows share when the folder does not exist anymore?

I have some shared folders in the list in 'Computer Management' that point to folders that dont exist anymore. But Windows wont let me remove them, "The system cannot find the path specified", maybe a ...
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OSX 10.8.3 creating/editing files on Windows 7 share creates weird blocking account [closed]

I have a share on a Windows 7 machine that acts as a server. We have several people on Macs that need to create/modify files on this machine. When one of these people creates a file on the share ...
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Removing a file from a network share not in the recycle bin?

A client has removed an essential file by accident from a network share, the file is not listed in the recycle bin on that system and not on the server either. Where did the file went? Client: ...
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How do I set up a shared directory on Linux?

I have a linux server I want to use to share files between users in my company. Users will access the machine with sftp or secure shell. Here is what I have: cd /home ls -l drwxrwsr-x 5 userA ...
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sql server trusted connection with windows 8 microsoft account

We have a few developers that work, connecting in through a VPN for access to the development SQL Server 2012. Historically they've used Win7 machines and develop the website against this database in ...
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Windows Server - share files without access for administrator

We have a MS Windows Server 2008 R8 based server that is administrated by our IT department. We would like to achieve two things simultaneously: A folder on the server, containing several thousand ...
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Samba share not updating properly CentOS

I have encountered the weirdest problem ever. There is a samba share on a CentOS fileserver (let's call it SERVER). There are two types of clients Windows 7 and CentOS. So what happens: I edit a ...
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Can't create share on remote server without admin rights on local server

We have a windows terminal server used by support staff. They do not have local admin rights on the terminal server. However they do have local admin rights on various Server 2003 file servers that ...
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BitTorrent in the Office?

I read in places that BitTorrent is either not very good on a LAN, or brings no benefit. It seems that for file sharing though, it could be in theory a good way of things in a corporate environment ? ...
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Sharing a keyboard and mouse between networked computers

What software is out there that allows a mouse and keyboard to be shared between 2+ networked computers? I know about Synergy, but what are the alternatives? Which do you like the best? I'm ...
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How to restrict deletion of a folder on NTFS share, but still allow modify access within folder

I am setting up a set of scan folders from a scanning copier device, and would like to know the best way to protect the folders (for each department) from moving or deletion, but yet still allow ...
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Disable Windows 2003 File Sharing

What's the best way to temporarily disable the Windows 2003 File Sharing service(s)? Sorta like the equivalent to shutting down Samba on a Linux box.
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Network Printer or Share Printer on Server?

Small office, <10 users. USB printer which also has a network port. Is it better to share the printer by plugging the usb into the sevrer, and do a windows share, or use the built in network port? ...
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Sharing SSL Certificates in a Cluster

Hopefully a very simple question, if I wanted several servers providing the same service to hold a certificate (e.g interface.internal.org) would the procedure be; Generate Public/Private Pair on ...
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Windows Backup to network share (Server 2008)

I'm trying to setup Windows Backup on a Server 2008 machine to backup to a network share. When I run the wizard to setup the backup I get an error message "The user name being used for accessing the ...
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expecting high traffic ..no time to change dns

I am expecting high traffic ..no time to change dns. My existing shared godaddy server may fail. i have less than few hours in hand. i have a another dedicated server ...can i transfer traffic ...
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Do SMB File Transfers use a persistent connection?

I am doing some speed tests with different types of file transfers in my network. I have noticed that windows file transfers (SMB) are slower than FTP, HTTP, and other types of protocols. I was ...
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Handling user uploads to a web server cluster

We have a number of Linux web servers behind a hardware load balancer, which serve a single website. The need has arisen for visitors to be able to upload files. The files are typically 300-700KB in ...
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Default permission for newly-created files/folders using ACLs not respected by commands like “unzip”

I am having trouble with setting up a system for multiple users accessing the same set of files. I've read tuts and docs around and played with ACLs but haven't succeeded yet. MY SCENARIO: Have ...
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Which network protocol use for sharing a storage to 5-10 mac client?

i can choose one between a Mac Server and a Synology Nas to share a disk for 5-10 mac clients (not windows) . When i've to share storage, Which protocol is best suited for Mac World ? Afp, NFS, iScsi ...
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VMware ESXi Share Datastore

I currently have a server running ESXi 5 and have 2x 2TB on the server. ESXi is installed to a SD card and two datastores are created (one for each drive). I was wondering if there's anyway to share ...
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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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Good practices for sharing files between virtual machines (Xen)?

I have a remote Xen server running some virtual machines and i want to share some files between them. Can you recommend a good pratice doing this ? Currently network setup is the standard Xen ...
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How to force Samba to create directory

I need help with Samba configuration. What I want to achieve is configuration, where windows user on share see only his files. This is simply achived With configuration like this: Users are ...
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Exposing a single drive to multiple guests in VMWare vSphere

I have multiple Windows guests on a single vSphere 5 host using local storage. There's a large set of files that each of them has and currently pull from a single source. I'd like to stop wasting ...