Linux Ubuntu 14.10 Easy File Sharing Quick-Start on Network with Samba

February 11, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Ubuntu Samba Server Quick-Start

You are Welcome! The 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:

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

    Just Replace [myUser] with your Real username!

    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
  5. Find the Server IP on Terminal


    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 Quick-Start - File Manager Connect to Server
    Enter the Server IP as:


    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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