Install Samba on Ubuntu 16.04



Install Samba on your Ubuntu desktop or server.

If you have Windows and Linux based computers on your network, having Samba installed makes transferring files between the two systems easy without having to use FTP, USB, or other file transfer methods.

Commands used in this video are below:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install samba -y

cd /etc/samba/

sudo vi smb.conf

You'll edit the configuration file as described in the video.

sudo mkdir -p /srv/samba/video 

sudo chown nobody:nogroup /srv/samba/video 

sudo systemctl restart smbd.service nmbd.service

Created the first folder

cd /srv/samba/video 


The myfirstfolder should be shown.

Updated: 2021-06-13 | Posted: 2018-01-16
Author: Kenny Robinson