Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to install Samba

Since 1992, Samba is an open-source software that your main goal is to remove the barriers of interoperability between different operating systems.

I need Samba to move files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice-versa for work's issues. Hereafter, you can see the steps how to install Samba:

  1. sudo apt-get install samba samba-tools
  2. sudo smbpasswd -a yourusername
    • Type your password
    • Retype your password
  3. mkdir /srv/samba/share
  4. sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
  5. Press Ctrl+W
    • Search for: #security=user
    • remove '#' (from "#security=user" to "security=user")
  6. On bottom of file write the next statements:
  7. [share]
    path = /srv/samba/share
    comment = some random files
    available = yes
    valid users = yourusername
    read only = no
  8. sudo restart smbd
  9. testparm /etc/samba/smb.conf

Note: After you typed the last command and got errors message, you have to fix it. But I am 100% sure, it will not show up a error message unless you mistyped some statements.

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