Mar 6, 2010

Samba Server Configuration

Package    : samba

Service : smb

config  : /etc/samba/smb.conf

1) Install the samba Package
    #yum install samba

2) Create an directory to share the files
    #mkdir /data

3) Give full permission to the created directory
    #chmod 777 /data

4) In Configuration file made the changes to use effective
    In last line,
    comment = data
    path = /data
    valid user = mugu
    writable = yes
    printable = no
    browseable = yes
    Save the configuration file

5) To check any error in smb.conf file
    #testparm -s

6) Create user and give the password to access the samba server
    #useradd mugu
    #smbpasswd -a mugu

7) In windows machine also set the workgroup as WORKGROUP
    My Computer----> Properties ----> Computer Name

8) Turn off the firewall in the windows machine
    Control Panel -----> Security Center

9) Sharing the partition you want to share with the Linux machine

10) Restart the service
    #service smb restart

11) Mount the Windows in Linux
    #mount -t cifs -o user=administrator //WinIP/C /media
      cifs=Common Internet File System

12) To access the linux from the windows machine
    start--->Run--->\\ ip)

13) Give the Samba server username and password

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