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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:


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.

Software for copying website in entirety
"It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory,"
"Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage on Linux. Disk Usage Analyzer can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote)."

Mysteries about my attempt yesterday to install Manjaro Linux

(Sebastian, I first attempted to make this a comment to avoid any clash with you editing this page, but I realised that other site visitors would also see the comment heading at the top right of the front page.)

10:50am, Friday, 3 April 2020: Yesterday I installed (or imagined I installed) the latest Manjaro Linux. When I rebooted, the root directory was not on the partition I expected it to be on. I think I specified the root directory to be on something like /dev/sda5. I think I ended up with the root directory on a partition from /dev/sdc ! The external 1Tb usb drive /dev/sde1 was bizarrely made /home when I thought I had designated one of the /dev/sdc partitons to be /home!

I am now searching all the partitions of all three internal disk drives, /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc to see if I can find any clues as to what I did yesterday. Bizarrely, I haven't even been able to find a "manjaro*iso" with a time stamp later than 16 October 2019! I am also unable to find the DVD to which I thought I had burnt the "manjaro*iso" file and from which I subsequently think I remember installing it.

Setting up & installing FTP server on Linux (works on any build of linux)
Raspberry Pi 4

[Projects to work on]
-[Security Camera Project]
-Obtain a working usb web camera
-Research free security camera software
-Locate position for camera (USB cable range is 5 meters if > than 5 meters, a usb hub/repeater may need to be used.)
-Test camera, image/video quality, range/distance of video/image, lighting requirements, camera angle & weather restrictions/measures (protect from rain)
-Configure storage space/backup for video/image to be stored/sorted - archived/deleted
-Add a second camera (integrate another camera into the existing setup)

-[FTP server or SAMBA server project] (FTP may be a quicker to set up as i have more experience with it than SAMBA)
-Install and set up FTP server on desired machine, FTP should be set up on the machine most used for transferring files
-Install and set up FTP client on desired machines/devices
-Test send file
-Configure security settings/logins/accounts (optional)

-[Hard drive data collection, sort & storage project]
-Research cloud storage/archive hardware & or software
(We need to ascertain where we will put all the files to be backed up, whether it be on another larger hard drive, online in the cloud or another medium/form.
-Collect hard drives from around house
-Create storage tubs for hard drives- label tubs as unchecked
-Create second storage tub for checked hard drives
-Connect a hard drive to main computer through hard drive dock, look at files/file system on hard drive, determine/view files for copying/backup
-Save/Backup files to be kept/archived
-Put checked hard drive in new tub labeled checked
-Repeat process

-[Raspberry Pie Project]
-Obtain Raspberry Pie (any old computer can be used also)
-Plug in and configure operating system(RPI will need monitor/keyboard/mouse to configure OS
-Ascertain where to utilize the Raspberry Pi-
-Options include but not limited to-
-Adding to Security camera project to manage cameras
-Acting as an FTP & or SAMBA server, being used
-As a replacement to a laptop in main sitting room to connect to TV

16:28 Friday 3 April 2020: Please see #raspberryPi2

13:58 Friday 19 April 2020: Sebastian, please look at my question to you about 3D printing posted last night - James.