Thursday, April 9, 2009

Start your samba server in 5 mins

My environment: Samba 3.0.28 on RH FC8

Again it’s time for our quick and dirty series – the samba episode.  Let's create a samba share in 5 mins!

1. Make sure you have samba server installed.  If not, yum –y install samba-common
2. Add your existing users to samba, say I have an user pandaeatsbamboo already in the system:
smbpasswd -a pandaeatsbamboo
3. Restart your samba server:

/etc/init.d/smb restart

4. Access your share via UNC path, \\ and you’ll see your home folder as a shared folder.

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