I had some problems with connecting my Windows 10 computer to my Ubuntu 16.04.1's samba server. Finally I got it.
So how to share files on the Ubuntu 16 server with Windows 10 computers?
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First, if you made any changes to an existing samba configuration, revert them, or delete the
/etc/samba/smb.con and uninstall samba.
I assume your Ubuntu server username is
peterlustig and the Ubuntu server IP is
sudo apt-get install samba
sudo cp -pf /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.bakJust backup your config
sudo mkdir /myshares- what you want to share via Samba
sudo chown peterlustig:peterlustig /myshares
sudo chmod 777 /mysharesor experiment with lower rights, I havn't done that yet
sudo smbpasswd -a peterlustigAdds the user peterlustig to the Samba database and activates it. (Usually different password than peterlustig in Ubuntu itself. The password is what you need to enter later when connecting with the Windows 10 client to the server, step 10)
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf And add the following to the bottom of the file:
# Samba share for Windows clients [my-shared-folder-name] path = /myshares available = yes valid users = peterlustig read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart restart your server and reload the config
ufwFirewall, you need to configure it. E.g. I allow only 192.xxx.xxx.xxx hosts to access my Samba shares, so I entered:
sudo ufw allow from 192.0.0.0/8 to any app Samba
\\192.168.2.42. Now you should see your shared folder named
my-shared-folder-namefrom step 8 in the
brackets. Open it. Now you need to enter your credentials, i.e. username
peterlustigand the password you entered in step 6.
You can even map it as Windows network drive. Address will be
\\192.168.2.42\my-shared-folder-name, and don't forget to enable using different credentials (than your Windows 10 user provides) and enter
peterlustig and password from step 6 there.
Hope this helped anyone. Happy sharing!
Restart Ubuntu after fresh installation and add user
$ sudo smbpasswd -a username (username should be without space eg "sudo smbpasswd -a alamjitsingh") New SMB password:********* Retype new SMB password:********* Added user alamjitsingh.
smb.conf required settings
sudo -H gedit /usr/share/samba/smb.conf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP passdb backend = tdbsam security = user
In authentication section turn "map to guest = bad user" off by adding # at starting of code (Must)
#map to guest = bad user
You can try adding this line if it's not working (replace with your username):
force user = alamjitsingh
Add your personal code at the end
[Shared_drive_Name] path = /media/alamjitsingh/Shared_drive_Name (alamjitsingh is my ubuntu username) comment = HD Share read only = yes available = yes browseable = yes writable = no guest ok = no public = yes printable = no locking = no strict locking = no