Mark January 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm

On ubuntu at least, you don’t need any of this. Just right click on any folder and enable “Sharing Options”. Any prerequisite packages will get automatically installed.

ned@no.com January 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Dont take this the wrong way but are you kidding?

There HAS to be a better and easier way to do this.

George Duntley January 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

Ok, If you are attempting this remember to open the 445, 139 and maybe the 80 port(Firestarter makes this easier).
In ubuntu it can be easier with just sharing a random folder.
Also when it asks for a connection authentication user in windows it is smbguest with no password.

Chris June 15, 2010 at 12:14 am

Wow, I’m staying with Windows, no need for additional “packages” and everything works.

Ryan September 12, 2010 at 6:36 am

Great how to for a command line only install – simple, straight to the point, and easy.

dorian October 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm

@Chris: It may just work without additional packages, but this is for users attempting to share files in their definitely-more-secure-than-Windows Linux machines with just ANY OTHER operating system that needs to understand such share.

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