Installing and configuring Samba

A tutorial on how to install samba to expose a share to clients.

Installing and configuring Samba

1) Install Samba

sudo apt-get install samba4 // not needed because samba 3.x is installed by default

2) Open the Samba config file

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

3) Add following to end of file

    path = /var/www
    read only = no
    browsable = yes
    create mask = 0755
    guest ok = no
    veto files = /.svn/

4) Create a new samba user

sudo smbpasswd –a <username>

5) Restart Samba deamon

sudo /etc/init.d/samba4 restart // or if you use preinstalled samba 3.x
sudo restart smbd

6) Ignore errors

7) Now access share in windows through \<ipaddress>\www