How to Install Samba Server on Ubuntu

April 7, 2013 in Services

Installing Samba on Ubuntu

What is samba?

Samba is an easy way to share files over Linux And Windows environment. Samba is presented by and is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.

Installing Samba.

lets update first the repositories.

open a terminal and type the following :

sudo apt-get update

now install samba

sudo apt-get install samba

now lets edit the configuration file of samba, but before that lets backup the initial configuration file.

cd /etc/samba/

sudo mv smb.conf backsmb.conf

Setup public folder:

First we will create the configuration for a share folder accessible from everyone without any user need it

sudo nano smb.conf

for that add the following to this file:

workgroup = Workgroup
server string = My Samba Share %v
security = user
map to guest = bad user
dns proxy = no
comment = This is a folder accessible from everyone
path = /sharefolder
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no
create mask = 0755

next we need to create the directory that will host the share folder and change the user permissions