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Build a file server with Samba

Jul 27, 2010, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sukrit Dhandhania)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Samba is a Linux/UNIX software package that allows you to share files and directories with computers running other operating systems over the network. It also allows your Linux desktop or laptop to sign into a Windows network and be able to share files inside a workgroup. There are several advanced features that Samba comes with, such as domain controller. We will look at how to convert your Ubuntu box into a Samba file server and configure it to share directories with different combinations of permissions.

"01 Prerequisites

"When setting up a Linux file server, there are certain things that you will to have set up on your server before you start working on the Samba bit. The first thing you want to do is to set up the server with a static IP address, as opposed to one assigned dynamically by a DHCP server. Edit the file '/etc/network/interfaces' with root user privileges and set the IP address manually. An example of the settings would be using something like the following:"

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