Do the Samba

SMB is the service that sets your Linux box up as a file server.

Quite a bit seems to have changed in Windows security settings and there are quite a lot of outdated howto ages out there.

I found one tutorial that works… almost.

  • Be careful that your Samba user is a Linux user as well, like so.
  • Testing the share locally, the workgroup is not recognized (“SMB1 disabled — no workgroup available”). The recommended solution does not work for me.
  • In the end I did not see my Ubuntu server in the Network tab in Windows Explorer, but I could add it as a Network drive, a bit like here. And that is good enough for now.
  • I don’t have all user rights fully configured, but considering that this is only one folder on a home network, this is not a hot issue.