Simple Samba file sharing set-up for Ubuntu 18.04

Samba is the name of the open source version of the protocol that the Windows operating system uses to share files. It is useful because it is fairly well supported on Linux, Mac and Windows machines although Windows likes to change things to make it harder sometimes. The steps below will set up a simple …

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Samba file sharing setup

Samba

Samba is the open source version of the protocol that Windows machines use to share files. It is useful because it is fairly well supported on Linux, Mac and Windows machines although Windows likes to change things to make it harder sometimes. The steps below will set up a simple share using the Public folder …

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Dolphin fails to see shares in KDE Neon

Dolphin fails to see shares in Kubuntu 18.04

I have both a Windows 10 machine and a NAS on my network and even with Samba installed I haven’t been able to see shares on the network without entering the address manually (eg; smb://192.168.1.254). Turns out there is an easy fix in the Ubuntu forums that works for Kubuntu as well. You simply install …

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