how to share file over LAN in ubuntu 12.10. I have shared some files , but on the other machine it keep asking for password

  • Are both machines running Ubuntu or is the other machine running Windows or something else?
    – user68186
    Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 18:26
  • Do you want to set up a browsable shared directory, or do you want to share just one file, one time? Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 21:32

1 Answer 1


When setting up the share, check the "Guest access (for people without a user account)" option.

Sharing Options

If guest access is not checked, you will need to provide the user name and password of a user on the Ubuntu source machine who has access to that file.

Note: Please use a share name up to 11 characters long and preferably without spaces for universal compatibility.

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