Samba share

How to allow passwordless access to your shares in GNU/Linux.

GNU/Linux uses Samba to share its folders so that GNU/Linux-Windows access are possible. You can install samba with the following command

# apt-get install samba samba-client

Next you have to edit the smb.conf file located in /etc/samba/. My configuration file look like this

# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf


workgroup = workgroup

netbios name = MYNAME

wins support = yes

server string = description goes here

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

max log size = 1000

syslog = 0

security = share

guest account = nobody


path = /media/Store/movies

comment = Movies

read only = Yes

guest ok = Yes

available = yes

browsable = yes

public = yes

writable = no

"Movies" is the name of my shared folder and path is the path to it. You should edit it as per your need. "netbios name" is the name of the system others see.