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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?

thank you