setting up public share with the public share under Preferences/Public Share

rikona rikona at
Wed Oct 27 01:26:28 UTC 2010

Hello NoOp,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:32:34 AM, NoOp wrote:

N> On 09/21/2010 09:57 PM, rikona wrote:
>> Hello Patton,
>> Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:26:39 PM, Patton wrote:
>> PE> On 09/21/2010 03:22 PM, Scott Berry wrote:
>>>> What packages do I need to install for the public share to work on a 
>>>> network?  Also can I put a link for an external drive in that folder?
>> PE> You should not need to install packages (at least not explicitly).
>> PE> Under nautilus, right click on the folder you want to share,
>> PE> select sharing options and check the boxes that seem logical to
>> PE> you for your situation. I'm not sure about the linked folder.
>> PE> Should be easy enough to test if you don't get an answer.
>> PE> Write back if you have problems -  something does not work. 
>> Just saw this. I was just starting to think about the
>> sometimes-arduous task of setting up samba [Ubuntu will eventually
>> replace my Mandriva2008, which was the master browser for a mixed
>> win/lin LAN], and this seemed so much simpler I thought I'd try it.
>> But - I still can't see the 'shared' folder from either a Win box or
>> another linux system. So, I guess it's in the "doesn't work" category.
>> Does this need a reboot to work, perhaps? 

N> Try:

N> $ sudo service smbd restart
N> $ sudo service nmbd restart

N> See the recent "Problem defining the Samba workgroup" tread.

Sorry for the belated reply. This one didn't get marked for reply, and
almost got lost on this busy list. I did try that, and a bunch of
other stuff too, and finally got it working [mostly]. Right now I'm
close to getting the 2nd UB box to work on the net.  [in another

Thanks very much for the reply and the help!



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