Andrew McDonough

Please note: This page is imported from my wiki, which hasn't been updated in over 10 years. Some of the formatting was lost during the import. I'll try to get around to fixing it someday.


Samba is a UNIX tool used to share Unix directories on a Windows Network, or access Windows shares from a UNIX Network.

Mounting a Windows Share on a Linux FS

You will need to install the samba client on machines where you want to access shares: yum -y install samba-client Now mount the shared directory smbmount -o username=prodadmin,password=secret //

Setting up a Linux Directory as Windows Share

Adding users

Basic configuration with smb.conf

  • Most of samba’s configuration is done through smb.conf. On Fedora, this is found in /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • For basic configuration, change the workgroup name, and add a netbios name so the server can be identified by name:

workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name

workgroup = sportcentric

Netbios name

netbios name = WOLF

Andrew McDonough

Andrew McDonough is a consultant CTO and software developer, currently based between Berlin and London.

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