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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Simple File Server

    Hey there was given a couple of old pentium 4 computers of witch 1 has Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on it, works great, thought that it would be "fun" to make it a simple file server. No luck! I have tried to fallow several (6) examples of how to install samba4 with no luck at all! I am new to this so I'm sure where they are giving examples of things I should know I am taking it as what I should enter..

    Is there something simple I could use instead, I enjoy learning new stuff but don't want to spend the whole weekend doing it!

    Is there a video out there in English I seen to do the best fallowing those.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Re: Simple File Server

    You don't actually state it but, I assume this is really a Desktop version of Ubuntu and you are just starting out. I assume you only intend to use this on a simple LAN environment. It would be much more simple to start by installing Samba 3 (3.6 now). It is far less complex than Samba4. There is plenty information on Samba 3 installation. For a basic setup you can try here.
    Last edited by bab1; April 21st, 2013 at 11:37 PM.
    -BAB1

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    Re: Simple File Server

    Try this link

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    Re: Simple File Server

    Install the system-config-samba package. It gives you the very simple Samba control panel, and with it anyone can set up a Samba server.

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    sshfs

    If you want the simplest possible to set up, then SSHFS is probably your best option. You only need openssh-server running on your server. On the desktop, you need the package sshfs. With it, you can mount the remote server as a local directory and do the same things to it that you can the local file system. It uses SFTP on the back end. You won't see that, but that makes it quite secure and will even work securely over the Internet, not just the LAN.

    You can still run Samba4 along side it.

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