Linux Ubuntu Sharing Files with Mac OS X on Network by the Samba Server Easy Guide

July 30th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Mac OS X Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started Sharing Files on Mixed Network Between Linux Ubuntu and Mac OS X BSD Computers.

Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.

Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast File and Print Services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others.

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  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Mac OS X Getting-Started Sharing Files with Ubuntu on Network by Samba - Open Terminal
  2. Samba Server Setup Quick-Start on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Samba Server Quick-Start
  3. Obtain the Ubuntu IP

    ifconfig

    Look for:

    • eth0 if the Connection is Wired
    • wlan0 if the Connection is Wireless

    Then You are Ready to Connect by Samba from a Mac OS X or Windows Desktop on Network.

  4. On a Mac Finder >> Go >> Connect to Server…

    Mac OS X Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network - Finder Connect to Server
    Insert the Ubuntu IP Address in the form:

    smb://[myUser]@31.63.127.255

    Example:

    smb://magcig@192.168.0.2
  5. The the Enabled User Pass to Access the Samba Server

    Mac OS X Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network - Insert Pass

  6. Mount the Enabled Directory

    Mac OS X Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network - Mount Remote Directory

  7. Finally Finder Access the Shared Ubuntu Directory

    Mac OS X Ubuntu Easy File Sharing on Network - Success

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