how to samba share folder

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon Apr 6 13:04:29 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:44 AM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y)
<mihamina at> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are all using xubuntu and windows XP in here, in office.
> I would like people using xubuntu to share their Music folder so that
> people on the LAN could listen to the musacal taste of every one.
> What have people to install on xubuntu in order to share the Music folder
> (or a folder of their choice)?
> It might be a GNOME app, it's not a problem (we're already using evince,
> pidgin,...). But we dont want to use the whole GNOME, too much heavy.
> Any advice is welcome. Thank you.

I believe Rythmbox will share libraries.  It certainly will show
libraries shared on the LAN.
iTunes on the XP machines will share their libraries.

You might also want to consider mt-daapd to share out libraries on the
linux boxes.
That way they don't have to be signed in to be sharing their music,
and can use the player of their choice.
I ran a central server with mt-daapd on it here in the office for a
couple of years until I ran out of disc space for it, and was very
happy with it.


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