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Samba configuration for Linux to windows file sharing

It's simple samba configuration for file sharing throw linux to windows,

You shound be the root user for install and configure samba in linux machine.

Here i used RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

Step 1 : Open terminal window, use command yum install samba* for install samba,

Step 2 : After install successfully open /etc/samba/smb.conf, in terminal

"#vim /etc/samba/smb.conf" and hit enter,

Step 3 : Find line "workgroup = MYGROUP", Change MYGROUP as your wish.
             * It's importent in printer sharing.

Step 4 : After that move to end of the file line,

Step 5 : Add following things,

[myshare]                                       # share name
comment = share's stuff               # just comment for share
path = /mnt/share                          # location of directory for share
valid users = user                         # user for share (Should be user in system)
public = no                                     # Public access, Local access without pass
writable = no                                 # For file
browsable = yes                            # For browse file
printable = no                                # For printer
hosts allow = 192.168.0.                # Which network should access share

Step 6 : Samba user creation / We can set different password for local system user and samba user.

#smbpasswd -a user                   [Type and hit enter, and give password for user]

Step 7 : That's all. You made it. Now want to start samba service.

#service smb start

#chkconfig smb on

Step 8 : Open you windows machine, open run window, Hit //[ip of linux machine]

Step 9 : It'll ask user name and password, use your samba user name and password for login. That's all.


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