Easy File Sharing with Smb Quick-Start on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Linux

June 6, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Linux Lubuntu Samba Server Quick Start

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Getting-Started Easily to Sharing Files/Videos/Pictures over a Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS Local Network with Samba in Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS GNU/Linux 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.

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Lubuntu smb file sharing - Open Terminal
  2. How to Install a Samba Server on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux:

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

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    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 :)

  4. Making the Sharing Directory.

    mkdir /home/[myUser]/sharing
    chown [myUser]:[myUser] /home/sharing

    Change [myUser] with Your User name!

  5. Then Restart Samba & Winbind Services.

    service nmbd restart
    service smbd restart
  6. Setting Permissions over Shared Contents.

    chmod +r /home/[myUser]/sharing/[mySharedFile]

    To Set on All Files use

    chmod -R +r /home/[myUser]/sharing/*
  7. Find the Server IP on Terminal.


    Find the Server IP usually under eth0 >> inet addr: Line
    Samba File Sharing Quick Start on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Find IP on Terminal

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

    On a Lubuntu Client it Looks like (For Other OSes Search for Docs/Apps on Google…)
    Lubuntu 17.03 Rosa Samba File Sharing Quick Start - File Manager Connect to Server
    Enter the Server IP as:


    Easy File Sharing on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial with Samba - Enter Server IP
    Then You should be Happily Connected to Server Sharing Directory :)
    Lubuntu 16.04 Samba Connection to Server - Success

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