Samba is an open-source software suite that provides seamless file and print services between Windows and UNIX/Linux systems. It allows you to share files and printers across different operating systems on a local network.
To install Samba on Ubuntu 18.04, you can follow these steps:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install samba
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
sudo systemctl enable smbd
sudo systemctl restart smbd
Update the package list by running the following command in a terminal:
Install the Samba package by running the following command:
Once the installation is complete, you can configure Samba by editing the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. This file contains the configuration settings for Samba.
By default, the /etc/samba/smb.conf file contains sample configurations. You can customize these configurations according to your needs.
After making the changes, save the file and exit the text editor.
To enable Samba to start on boot, run the following command:
Finally, restart the Samba service for the changes to take effect:
That's it! Samba is now installed and ready to use. You can now share files and printers between your Ubuntu system and Windows or other UNIX/Linux systems on your network.
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