Setting Up A Linux File Server Using Samba

[ Thanks to Falko
for this link. ]

“A quick Google will show many ways to to setup a Linux file
server running Samba, most of them however don’t work! Some leave
out important bits leaving you stuck and some will only work with
one version of a specific Distro (but of course don’t mention
this). I struggled for ages getting Samba to work reliably and made
quite a few wrong turns on the way. I was just trying to set up a
simple Linux file server to store music, photos etc. but eventually
found a foolproof (probably) way to do it. The following works and
has been tested several times on fresh installations. This is not
meant to be a high security setup, all folders are accessible to
everybody for read, write and delete. If you have stroppy teenagers
who want exclusive access to their own area on the server, then you
can use this as a starting point. A few simple changes would
achieve that level of security but it is beyond the scope of this

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