Linux Ubuntu 14.10 Easy File Sharing QuickStart on Network with Samba

February 11th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Ubuntu Samba Server QuickStart



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started Easily to Sharing Files on a Linux, Unix and Windows Network with Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn i386/amd64 Desktop.

The Basic Setup Proposed here Skip All the Tricky Steps to Get only Started Quickly and Easily Sharing Stuff on Network!

The Sharing Directory will be in this Simple Case Read-Only to keep always the System Security Invulnerable.

Getting-Started with Samba Server on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Featured
  1. How-to Install a Samba Server on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux:

    Samba Server Installation Guide
  2. On Server Side Edit the Samba Config File

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

    Append something Like:

    [sharing]
       comment = Sharing Directory
       path = /home/[myUser]/sharing
       browseable = yes
       read only = yes
       guest ok = yes
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

  3. Making the Sharing Directory

    mkdir /home/sharing
    chown [myUser]:[myUser] /home/sharing
  4. Restarting Samba & Winbind Services

    service winbind restart
    service samba restart
    exit
  5. Find the Server IP on Terminal

    ifconfig

    Find the Server IP usually under eth0 >> inet addr: Line
    Samba File Sharing Quick-Start on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Find IP on Terminal



  6. On the Client Side Connect to Server on File Manager:

    On another Ubuntu Client it Looks like (But on Others Desktops and on Windows it will Easily Works out):
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Samba File Sharing QuickStart - File Manager Connect to Server
    Enter the Server IP as:

    smb://[serverIP]/sharing

    Easy File Sharing on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic with Samba - Enter Server IP
    Then You should be Happily Connected to Server Sharing Directory :)
    Ubuntu 14.10 Samba Connection to Server - Success

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