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How To Create a Public Share on Samba

Jan 06, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to set up a public share on your Samba server that can be used by everyone on your network with all rights. This will enable everyone on a Windows machine to access this without a password. Of course, this has security implications but it is a good way to get something working. The next article will show you how to create a share for one user in which that one user is the only one who can access the share.

"1. Install Samba

yum install samba samba-client samba-common
chkconfig – -level 35 smb on
service smb start

"2. Create a New smb.conf file

"First, change the default smb.conf file to a backup copy, and then create a whole new one.

# mv smb.conf smb.conf.backup
# vim smb.conf"

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