Sharing to Windows and Mounting Windows Shares in Ubuntu
Because some of my colegues use Windows. One of them has a dir shared where the others put/get files to/from. I need to be able to access it too and share stuff for them to see in their "Network neighbourhood".
Well, mounting windows shares is easy.
sudo apt-get install smbfs sudo mkdir /media/mountname
add this line at the end of /etc/fstab ( to auto-mount it )
//server_ip/share_name /media/mountname cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,unicode 0 0
and then do this to mount it ( it'll be auto-mounted at every boot )
sudo mount -a
or do this to mount manually
sudo mount //server_ip/share_name /media/mountname/ -t cifs -o guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,unicode
Sharing a dir
We're gonna use samba.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-share
Then edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and search for [homes] . You should uncomment ( the ; char ) it so it would look like this
[homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes read only = no #also check the [globals] section to be like this [global] security = user encrypt passwords = true map to guest = bad user guest account = nobody
Last step, reload samba and allow some users to auth.
sudo smbpasswd -a username # username should be a real system user sudo /etc/init.d/samba reload