Installing SAMBA on Xubuntu

samba is by far the best file / printer sharing service available for Linux. It will surely provides a way to share folders, files and printers with Linux systems and Windows systems, therefore installing it on Xubuntu have some tricks.

First, using Synaptic (or apt-get) install samba (lower case). It will also ask to install other libraries and install them as well.

The next step is to install swat (lower case) a web management tool for SAMBA. Just like SAMBA you can either use the Synaptic or the apt-get to install it.

Now come the tricks.

First make sure that the that the #<off># is removed in the /etc/inetd.conf file.

Now, with apt-get, install the xinetd server. This is the second most important step to allow SAMBA and SWAT to work together.

To finalize, open the xinetd.conf file (/etc/xinetd.conf) and add before the xinetd.d include:

# description: SAMBA SWAT
service swat
{
disable = no
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
user = root
wait = no
server = /usr/sbin/swat
port = 901
}

With this it will be possible to access SWAT by 127.0.0.1:901 at your browser.

By default it will only enable the printer sharing to any users. To allow folder sharing, you must go to:

[Menu] Applications -> System -> Shared folders.

Now all is left is to configure SAMBA, a task that using SWAT, becomes very easy.

Have fun.

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