View Full Version : [SOLVED] Remove windows file sharing support

June 25th, 2010, 10:30 PM

I've just installed Ubuntu on all our computers at home. (1 desktop and 2 laptops.)

I'm a total noob at this and when I installed network sharing I accidentally installed file sharing for Windows networks to.
How can I remove windows networks file sharing and keep only ubuntu's own network file sharing?

We have wireless network and only Ubuntu machines connected to it :)

June 25th, 2010, 10:36 PM
the windows file sharing module or software is samba.

if you want to uninstall it just do :

sudo apt-get purge samba that way the config files will be deleted also.

Hope this helps

June 25th, 2010, 11:32 PM
You may need to install filesharing for Linux. NFS (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=249889) is native, but there are a couple more - like vsFTP (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=218630) or proFTPd (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=79588)