How to Make an Ubuntu File Server With Samba

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In this video, I will be showing you how to setup an Ubuntu file server to share your files with your Windows, Mac and Linux computers across your home network using Ubuntu Server and Samba.




  1. This is one of the most coherent, concise, effective videos I have ever watched. Since I have been trying to set up an Ubuntu LAMP server on Ubuntu Server, this video swooped in and offered a solution to setting up Samba in a reasonable period of time. Since my server is in a business application, I used a domain everywhere a workgroup was used here, but that was easy to figure out. Well done, goguda55. Thanks so much! Now, I just need to set up these shares without passwords and users, and I'm good to go!

  2. Thank you! This was an excellent tutorial. Am subscribed because of this. Also I would like to add that for once I got the linux box to make itself a static IP, before I could never get it to work and always had to reserve it in DHCP so another thank you for fully explaining that as well.

    For those who came here as late I did the smb.conf file doesn't have all the same settings as goguda's just ignoring that seems to have it operating no problem.

  3. I can't seem to get the networking to work with the static ip configuration.. I have no idea what is causing the problem -_- I have triple checked if it's correctly spelled and rebooted the network multiple times with different changes each time, but nothing works.. Could it be the router or something?

  4. Hey Goguda55 thank you for this tutorial. I used a relatively new version of Ubuntu server so I had to configure somethings in the config file but it worked so thank you.
    Can you also make a tutorial video how to access file on this open SSH server remotely via internet. is that possible or not ?? or if you can't make a video.just for me ( I know that's too much to ask 😂) just write down in the reply that would be fine too. I am very greatful . thank you . keep making videos.

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