1

I am trying to get Samba working on Ubuntu to share a Directory and a Printer over the network to a Windows PC, only... when I install it I can't get the link for the GUI, and I can get no where with it. Could someone help me on how to set this up? Thanks:)

1

In addition to defining the share in smb.conf as mentioned I also found it necessary to define SAMBA users (distinct from Ubuntu users):

For example to add a SAMBA user to your Ubuntu system with the user name jseinfeld, you would enter this command at the prompt:

sudo smbpasswd -a jseinfeld

The smbpasswd application will then prompt you to enter a password for the user:

New SMB password:

Enter the password you wish to set for the user, and the smbpasswd application will ask you to confirm the password:

Retype new SMB password:

Confirm the password, and smbpasswd will add the entry for the user to the SAMBA password file.

For further assistance, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/configuring-samba.html

1

The way I ended up doing this:

Don't use SAMBA. The CUPS already has a built in server (once enabled) @ http://hostname:631/printers/PRINTERNAME

For the directory, I forgot to install system-config-samba that serves as the GUI. And I edited the /etc/samba/smb.conf to get everything working.

  • CUPS is what works for ubuntu 12.10, I installed samba packages unnecessarily.. now I need to uninstall them w/o creating new problems (I think). – Aquarius Power Apr 27 '13 at 4:20
0

You will have to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf to get required shared configured.

Else use a wrapper tool like zentyal which has smart interface to help you configure Samba. (a bit of learning curve will be there)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy