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Thread: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

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    Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    I'm completing 12.04.3 server installation with graphic interface, and installed the samba packages under terminal.

    How can I get the ''visual'' version of it (and I guess, access it from Dash Home view)?

    Just jumping from 10.04 here... fresh install though.

    Tks,
    B.

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    I don't understand. There isn't a GUI with "12.04.3 Server".
    What did you do?

    If you wan to maintain samba shares, edit files under /etc/samba/

    I suspect Nautilus might have an interface that appears to manage samba shares, but last time I checked, it was per-user and used gvfs, not CIFS. If you read in the forums, you'll find where people tried to use Nautilus shares and ran into issues. On a server, it is best to edit the config files in /etc/samba then manage the daemons with start/stop/status/restart like all other server daemons. IMHO.

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    I just installed the gui on top of server:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    The thing is now i can get samba in the Dash Home box, but i cannot enter it : when prompted to enter a password (admin) it does not recognize it... I only have one password in this freshly installed system, no other user or password than the one i have created at installation and now use to enter the system...

    By the way i get exactely same issue with NTFS configuration tool.

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    So, you expect a desktop GUI to control server components? I see.
    Do you think that is air you are breathing? [in my best Mobius voice]

    I live in the Ubuntu Server world. No GUI. Lots of reasons this is better for my needs, but I understand the desire to learn with a GUI if there is just 1 box to manage. With that, I'll drop off, since I cannot be helpful.

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    Well... Sorry if I am not 'man enough' for the real thing )...

    Yes indeed, I have only one box to manage. Thing is: I have done this with guidance in the past using terminal. Unfortunately, can't find the steps to do it again (it was about 2 years ago, with 10.04 server). Yep I had the graphic stuff, but I did that partly with Morbius help and guidance. If I could just find back all this ( I had printed the things, but moved since and don't find this 5-6 pages which was extremely useful.

    Thanks anyway
    B

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    don't find this 5-6 pages which was extremely useful
    perhaps this one http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945342

    you can find your posts/threads here - http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1582730 from the latest posts/threads items

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    I know this has become expected of me but I'm confused by this whole thread.

    It sounds like you want a GUI to control Samba. If that is the case and you already have the Ubuntu desktop of your server then you have 2 options depending on how complex the shares you are trying to create are:

    ** You can use Nautilus itself by right clicking a folder you own and selecting "Sharing Options" - that will install the samba server package automatically if you already haven't installed it.

    ** You can also install the more traditional samba gui:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install system-config-samba
    But I detect a sub-plot here about root / sudo and being able to invoke either one of these:
    when prompted to enter a password (admin) it does not recognize it... I only have one password in this freshly installed system, no other user or password than the one i have created at installation and now use to enter the system...

    By the way i get exactely same issue with NTFS configuration tool.
    That is another problem entirely and I have little experience with that issue.

    Side note: I wouldn't use ntfs-conf on a drunken bet but that's just me.

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    Wow !
    Elfi, many thanks! This is the thread i was looking for !

    Thanks also for pointing out how to look for this - i had been unsuccesful trying with just a basic "search".

    Sincerely,

    ButchMel

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    Ok, trying the basic stuff in terminal:

    gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf and here again, can't get in: my admin password is not recognized in terminal mode either.

    testparm -s gives me this (i should see 5 drives, but don't see these. However, on desktop, I can enter any of these, so yes: yjese are mounted):

    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
    Processing section "[printers]"
    Processing section "[print$]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
    [global]
    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
    map to guest = Bad User
    obey pam restrictions = Yes
    pam password change = Yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    unix password sync = Yes
    syslog = 0
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 1000
    dns proxy = No
    usershare allow guests = Yes
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    idmap config * : backend = tdb


    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    create mask = 0700
    printable = Yes
    print ok = Yes
    browseable = No


    [print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers


    The command: net usershare info --long give no result.

    robert@CrabConnect:~$ net usershare info --long
    robert@CrabConnect:~$

    I'm almost getting to the point of reinstalling everything from scratch,...

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    Re: Samba : how to get it with GUI and in Dash Home?

    Should add that on a Mac OS X machine, I can see the Ubuntu machine. looks like i can access the network printer, but see no drives yet.

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