Easy Samba Setup
Mar 31, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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.
"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