I have a virtual Ubuntu server set up, and the only file-sharing required is between my windows host and the
/var/www directory on the Ubuntu server. I using this setup primarily for Wordpress configs. What I've already done is created another user called wwwuser and assigned him to the
www-data group with read/write permissions as follows:
sudo usermod -g www-data wwwuser sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www
Using FileZilla I can sFTP to the
/var/www folder successfully and read+write to it. The only case where I can see Samba benefiting me is if I need to transfer files from the Samba share directly to a live remote server.
Am I missing something else? Apologies also, I am relatively new to Linux in general, but learning more all the time.