What’s not to like with Samba. If you’re not familiar with Samba, it’s an open-source file and printer services which allows disparate clients to share files via SMB/CIFS standard, meaning there’s interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients. This article will show you how to install a Samba shared drive on an Ubuntu Server.
Install Samba Server
sudo apt-get install samba
Configure Samba by editing /usr/samba/smb.conf. Uncomment and add the following.
security = user [share] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share path = /home/ulysses/share browsable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0755
Create the shared drive.
sudo mkdir /home/ulysses/share sudo chown nobody.nogroup /home/ulysses/share sudo chmod -R 0777 /home/ulysses/share
Restart Samba Server
sudo restart smbd sudo restart nmbd
Test the shared drive by accessing it from another computer or from another OS like a Mac or Windows.