From HowtoForge comes a timely tip and tutorial about the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 7.10. The tutorial, submitted by Falko Timme, a system developer based in Germany, also lists how to configure files erver to share files over the SMB protocol and how to add users.
“Samba is configured as standalone server, not as a domain controller. For this setup, I will use the Ubuntu Server installation CD but the same installation procedure will work on an Ubuntu desktop as well,” Timme said.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t also pitch SearchEnterpriseLinux.com’s wealth of Samba tips and news, some of which, coincidentally enough, were compiled by yours truly.
But you want more? You can also check out our Exploring Samba and Active Directory integration options landing page that was compiled by site expert Sander van Vugt. In that compilation, van Vugt discusses everything from Samba basics, to installation, to administration and migration. If you have no idea what Samba is, I salute you for reading this far, but I still encourage you to check out Sander’s tips — he defines Samba in the first paragraph 🙂
Check it out.