Sunday, June 4, 2017


Dear Readers,

You can find various post on installing SAMBA on Linux. In my post, I am sharing you the method through which you can allow windows users to write / copy data on your LINUX based drive.

Please remember that before that you have to create a user whom you can provide rights to copy data on Linux machine. User name should be common on Windows and LINUX.

Now, time to start real thing. Open your smb.config file (located in /etc/samba/ on LINUX drive)

   comment = File sharing path for windows
   path = /home/user/abc/  [path which you want to share]
   writeable = yes
   browseable = yes
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes
   force user = your_user_name

Now save your file and run following command

sudo service smbd restart

After restart of service, you will be able to share your files between linux and windows.

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