Monday, September 21, 2015

Quick Guide: How to Setup Samba on Your Home or Office Ubuntu Server


Setup
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba smbclient


smbpasswd -a samba_user

you'll be prompted to enter a password
samba_pass

Make a backup
cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf-orig

Append the following code to the /etc/samba/smb.conf

; -----------------------------------
[my_share_name]
path = /path/to/site/
available = yes
valid users = samba_user
force user = myuser
force group = myuser
read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
; -----------------------------------

Test the config
testparm

access it

service smbd reload
or
service smbd restart


Related
Problem accessing Ubuntu Server Samba shared folder from Windows 8: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2172047




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