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Sharing files with Windows using Samba in Linux


Can any one tell me how to share files between linux and windows. I know that it requires samba but i don't know where to start from !!

Well man you have to use samba.
If you want simple sharing of files. do the following
In /etc/samba/smb.conf fille
see for workgroup name , change that to your network workgroup  of windows,

also check for
security = user
Change it to
security = share

and then u have to create shares.
See smb.conf examples and you will understand it yourself.

in the newer versions of samba u donot have to manually edit the smb.conf file u can use the samba configuration tool. use the command
this will onpen a gui samba configuration editor.  :wink:


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