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Thread: [SOLVED] How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

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    [SOLVED] How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    I am a newbie to networking in linux and windows. Could someone tell me how to set up a network for sharing files between windows and ubuntu? I dont want anything fancy , just a way to set up the shared folders so that the files inside will be accessible to both computers

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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    Quote Originally Posted by mahela007 View Post
    I am a newbie to networking in linux and windows. Could someone tell me how to set up a network for sharing files between windows and ubuntu? I dont want anything fancy , just a way to set up the shared folders so that the files inside will be accessible to both computers
    Hi there, take a look at Samba. That'll help you with what you are looking for.

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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    I had a little bit of difficulty configuring samba. Is there an easier way to it other than modifying the cmb.conf file>

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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    your using desktop version right?
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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    What about using ssh? That's fairly simple to set up and use for the purposes you indicate. Link to How TO:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto

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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    yes I am using the desktop version.
    Thanks , I'll try ssh. But meanwhile does anyone know of any how tos or walkthroughs on configuring samba?

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    Re: How to set up file sharing for windows and linux

    Have a look at my step by step guide to networking between Ubuntu & Windows XP:

    www.europe.eclipse.co.uk/Ubuntu

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