23 August 2007

Samba Home Server HOW TO

Linux-Watch has published a how to on setting up Samba for a home network. The premise of the article is found here:

In 2007, anyone, and I mean anyone, can set up a computer to work as a simple file server with Linux and Samba. If you Google around on the Web, you'll find many guides on how to do it.

Citing that most online guides focus on command line usage and manually editing smb.conf, this how to focuses on using the native configuration tools within your Linux distribution (namely the Ubuntu derivate Linux Mint). Though the intsructions here are specific to Linux Mint, anyone running KDE would benefit. Really, it's a good beginner's guide period. Pass along the link to those new to Samba.

Posted at 10:37 | Read more in: Users