Do you wish to share files between your Ubuntu and Windows? Then try out Samba file sharing.Samba is a free software package that gives network administrators flexibility and freedom in terms of setup, configuration, and choice of systems and equipment.
Samba is an Open Source Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
Samba is software that can be run on a platform other than Microsoft Windows, for example, Linux, OpenVMS, IBM System 390, UNIX, and other operating systems. Samba uses the TCP/IP protocol that is installed on the host server.
Here I will show you two methods of installing this software application.
Method1:(Using Ubuntu Software Center)
1. First Install Ubuntu Software center.
2. Search for “Samba”.
3. Click Install.That’s it 🙂
1. Goto Terminal window.
2. Type the following command,
sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
3. Hit Enter.
In my future post I will show you how to connect Ubuntu and Mac Os X using samba server. 🙂