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Easy Samba Setup

Mar 31, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"If you are either a power home user or you are in a business environment, you know the importance of machines being able to see one another. Recently I did an article about this very topic ("Sharing Files & Folders Between Linux, Mac, and Windows") which skimmed this topic, showing how simple it is to allow these different operating systems to see one another - with the help of Samba. But that article didn't dig too deeply into Samba itself. That article was more of a "let's see how we can do this quickly and easily" tutorial.

"This time around I'll focus more on Samba and how it is installed and configured to allow for the sharing of files and folders. For this article, we will look at the smb.conf configuration file and how it is set up and how to create new shares and even share printers. You will be using a text editor and a few commands. So get your fingers ready to type.

"Installation

"Installing Samba is really quite simple. Since we are going to be dealing with the command line, let's install Samba in the same way. So open up your favorite terminal window and prepare to install."

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