Is this the simplest way to enable file sharing to other computers in your home network, if they run Windows instead of Ubuntu?
When I right click a folder and click 'Local Network Share', and check 'Share this folder' as well as 'Allow others to create and delete files in this folder' I get errors
Says 'Samba's testparm returned error1: Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max:increasingrlimit_max(1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
I then saw a tutorial online on creating a home media server with Ubuntu, and the steps said to create a smb config file (gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf)...
which I attempted to do, and it said to have the following in there:
[global] workgroup = HOME #(Set this to your Windows workgroup) netbios = HOME #(Set this to your Windows workgroup) security = share [Shared Drive] #(Set this to the name you want the shared folder to have) comment = entire shared drive #(Comments about the shared folder) path =/mnt/storage2/ #(Path to the shared folder or mount-point of harddrive) read only = no guest ok = yes writable = yes
After filling out the fields as they said, I got the same errors as before in addition to one saying 'Unknown parameter encountered: "netbios" Ignoring unknown parameter "netbios" WARNING: Ignoring invalid value 'share' for parameter 'security' Error loading services
Is this tutorial outdated and this file no longer works with these commands?
I also noticed the name of the workgroup from the other (Windows) computers doesn't automatically show up on Ubuntu. The default name seems to just be WORKGROUP (prior to this I had been using Homegroups among all Windows). Not sure how that ties into all the rest of this.