I just have Ubuntu server installed and i want a SMB server. So i got Samba all set up but now i wonder how to create a 'share', in Windows you would just go to Properties/Sharing/Advanced sharing, but i don't really know how to make one in Linux with Samba. I made a user with smbpasswd -a mylinuxusername, but that isnt the share name. Using net view \\myservername shows no shares at all, but i'm sure Samba is running.

Please explain the 'shares' in Samba.


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You have to go to the configuration file with e.g. this command

nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

and then scroll down using the arrows of your keyboard.

You can create a simple share using the following lines:

     path = /srv/shares/exampleShare
     available = yes
     browseable = yes
     writeable = yes
     guest ok = no
  • Thanks! That solved it.You can accept this answer in 6 minutes :(
    – Sydcul
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 20:28

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