“Recently, I decided that instead of copying video files from
one computer to another when I wanted to watch something on my TV,
I would setup my network to stream the videos. I had previously
tried NFS and UPnP, both without very impressive results.
Therefore, I decided to try Samba, even though my perception of it
was that it was mainly for sharing between Linux and Windows, and I
had a Linux-only house. <>p>”Much to my surprise, setting
up Samba in KDE was a cinch, and Boxee, the media center
application on my TV, recognized the shares immediately.
“To get started with Samba, you need to install two packages:
samba and kdenetwork-filesharing. In most distributions, all other
necessary packages will be installed along with those.”