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Thread: Samba Fileserver in Virtualbox

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Samba Fileserver in Virtualbox

    My questions are this:

    1. Im using ubuntu 12.10 in virtualbox. I want my host machine(Win8) to be able to access a fileshare on the ubuntu server. I also want a laptop on my network to use the fileshare aswell.

    I have created users in ubuntu, and then created those users in samba.

    The problem that i am running into is that i dont want to use the shared folders in virtual box, i want to share via the network.

    I can not seem to find the folder from either my host pc or the laptop.

    I think my problem is some things that i have not configured in my smb.conf file.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, i have been trying use the internet but there are a lot of conflicting ideas, and they just dont answer my exact question.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Samba Fileserver in Virtualbox

    Check in VirtualBox Network menu of your VM if you have selected the bridged adapter mode. Do not use NAT.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Samba Fileserver in Virtualbox

    i should have stated that earlier, i have it on bridged. One other thing that might be of some relevance is that ubuntu(virtualbox) is able to connect to the internet, but does not show any active connections in the OS itself. Im not sure if that is my problem or not.


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