kubuntu - network share drive configure

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Oct 19 00:45:17 BST 2007

Donn wrote:

>> > Well, I have just the opposite setup (Windows XP in a VMWare virtual
>> > machine on a Kubuntu box), and I access the Windows XP drive using
>> > Samba. Have you tried that?
> On Samba I'll give my obligatory answer "abandon all hope" (unless you
> have scads of time to hack.)
To share an XP folder, it's usually trivial - share it in Windows, access
via smb:// in KDE.

To share Linux folders it's hardly more difficult.  You right click on the
folder, choose "Properties" and "Share" (as opposed to "Sharing"!), and you
might have to enter your password to get into the admin function.

> Why not try something more direct?
> 1. setup an FTP server
> 2. setup Apache and access folders in a browser
> 3. setup ssh (much easier than samba).

Ack!!!!!! (I'm not sure I have the stamina for all the !s that needs).  What
a hell of a lot of work for little result (though I agree ssh is usually

Please, Samba is NOT that difficult, and if you can't figure it out it's no
reason to scare off newbies.

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