How to install samba on ubuntu 12.04

Samba on ubuntu 12.04

Samba is a software package which helps to share files between linux and windows, This post explains, how to share files between ubuntu and windows using samba. This is a very basic guide only for beginners.

Samba installation on ubuntu 12.04 :

Open terminal ( CTRL + ALT + t ) and follow the steps.
Step 1 » Update the respository .
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get update
Step 2 » Install samba by typing the below command.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get install samba samba-common
Step 3 » Install GUI admin tool and it’s dependencies.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo apt-get install python-glade2 system-config-sambanow the installation is over.

Samba configuration on ubuntu 12.04 :

Step 4 » Create a user with restricted shell access.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo useradd -s /bin/false myshareHere myshare is the username.
Step 5 » create samba password for the user myshare.
krizna@leela:~$ sudo smbpasswd -a myshare
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Step 6 » Create a folder for sharing .
krizna@leela:~$ sudo mkdir /shareyou can also create in the user home directory .
Step 7 » Modify ownership of the share folder .( Not required if the folder is created in home directory ).
krizna@leela:~$ sudo chown -R myshare /share
Step 8 » Now open the GUI Samba admin tool
Install samba ubuntu 12.04
Step 9 » Click Add new share and enter the share details under basic tab like below image.
config samba ubuntu 12.04
Step 10 » Add the username ( myshare ) for your share under access tab and click ok.
install samba ubuntu 12.04
Step 11 » Now you can able to access you share from windows machines using ip address.
Install and config samba on ubuntu 12.04
Install and config samba on ubuntu 12.04
Install and config samba on ubuntu 12.04
Step 12 » From ubuntu
Installing samba ubuntu 12.04
Install samba ubuntu 12.04
Install samba ubuntu 12.04
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