shared folder problems

Chris Neary hello at
Tue Jun 27 13:53:50 UTC 2006

Or indeed that GUI, if it's as good as or better than the Gnome one. Didn't
intend to cause a 'my environment is better than your environment'
conversation, it's just that Gnome is the Ubuntu default. I'm sure if XFCE
has a 'shares-admin'-a-like GUI, then that's perfectly usable too.

Actually, editing the file by hand would be worse anyway because I think you
have to restart Samba to get it to see the new configuration. Using the GUI,
IIRC, shares were made available straight away. IANA Memory King, but I
think I have that right.


On 27/06/06, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Chris Neary wrote:
> > On 26/06/06, JimD <Jim at> wrote:
> >>
> >> The easiest way to share folders with samba in Ubuntu is to just edit
> >> /etc/samba/smb.conf.
> >
> >
> >
> > Is it? I'd argue the easiest way is to use the provided GUI in Gnome,
> > myself. Once I was using a proper back-end for network area sharing that
> > worked (Samba, not NFS), it worked fine.
> Or the GUI provided in KDE.  Editing smb.conf is practically guaranteed to
> b0rk things at least once before you get it figured out.
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