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March 29th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Hi, I am newbies,
I already construct samba in ubuntu9.10
Example folder = share-00
I would like to share this folder to windows in samba. I would like to use share name as share-00 as well
But when I click share, it do not allow me to do so?
why, any restriction for share name can not use "-"
please advise, thanks a lot
March 29th, 2010, 07:03 AM
You share a folder named share-00 in Ubuntu by manually editing the file /etc/samba/smb.conf.
1) You can add the share by appending the following lines to the file:
path = /<share-path>
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = yes
2) Restart the samba service using the following command:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
Now try accessing the share from another machine.
March 30th, 2010, 11:12 AM
yes, i got it. thanks a lot for your helping hand, pal
now i have another question,
if i see from windows, the sharefolder display as "test-00"
is that any possible way to configure in linux when i named it as "TEST-00" and it also appear exactly same as "TEST-00" when i browse in windows?
thanks again in advance
March 30th, 2010, 12:12 PM
While mounting the share in Windows, if there is a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters in the share name, it displays the name exactly as configured in the /etc/samba/smb.conf. If the share name has all the letters in uppercase or lowercase it displays them in lowercase only.
March 30th, 2010, 12:37 PM
Hi Johnson, thank you for your kind reply,
Is there any way to make it show in UPPER CASE?
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