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Your 10.10 CD is a coaster now. Don't try to install from it. I mean it. Frame it or throw it into the sea and don't look back. Cool people don't look back. Firstly, try a torrent. Even on a weak internet connection you can usually get something downloaded and verified. This is because a torrent is chunked up into tiny bits and each bit needs to be verified ...
Install the package libpam-smbpass if it is not installed yet. Samba requires this package to synchronize the users on the pc that do the hosting to samba users. I had the same issue and this resolved it. Just remember to restart the samba services after installing that package.
Get an update first by typing sudo apt-get update and then install samba by typing sudo apt-get install samba then go over to the folder that you want to share and right click it and select sharing options, u should be able to to share access the files now if you network is running.
I have tried it out like 10robinho suggested. Well, my local area network is unreachable from the shared connection network, so it seems pretty safe. I can't see any device of my local network from the shared connection network even using the same ip range.
It can depend on many things. Best way is to try it out by yourself, as there is not much point in theory when it's easier to try it out and see.
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