HOW TO: install Samba

What is Samba?

Samba allows to share files and printers between Windows OS and Unix systems. This HOW TO is going to be carried on a Ubuntu server. Many steps are the same or similar depending on the distro you are using.

Let’s start with updating our source list:

sudo apt-get update

Now let’s install samba:

sudo apt-get install samba

Now the samba server is installed. To check you can run the following command:

ps aux |grep smbd

and you should get something like this:

root      1660  0.0  0.1  93676  1956 ?        Ss   May21   0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd

Now we have to configure the samba server to start sharing the files we want. For that click HERE to go the the next post on how to configure the server.


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