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James

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Red Hat
Installing Samba
-On your Linux machine, open a terminal window.
-Install the necessary software with the command sudo apt-get install -y samba samba-common python-glade2 system-config-samba.
-Type your sudo password and hit Enter.
-Allow the installation to complete.
-That's it--Samba will install and start.
Configuring Samba

The main configuration file for Samba is /etc/samba/smb.conf. Many people will advise you to back up that file and create a new file with specific contents; however, I suggest using this file, as it is better tuned for the release of Samba you've installed.

You should back up the default configuration file so you can safely edit the original and always have a working copy to fall back on. To back up the configuration file, issue the command:

sudo cp -pf /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.bak

Now open the /etc/samba/smb.conf file in your favorite text editor and prepare to make some changes.

Look for this line:

workgroup = WORKGROUP

Change WORKGROUP to reflect your network needs.

The next section you need to edit is way down in the Share Definitions. Scroll down below that demarcation and add the following:

[Anonymous]

path = /samba/anonymous
browsable = yes
writable = yes
read only = no
force user = nobody

Save that file and restart Samba with this command:

sudo service smbd restart

You should be able to reach those shares from any machine on your network. Since we set that share as anonymous, users won't have to log in to access the files and folders within.

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