Samba allows you to store/share Windows files and printers that live on a Linux/BSD system.
First you install the samba server
apt-get install samba samba-client (select 'ok' to WORKGROUP)
Now you configure it to share stuff. In this case, we configure it to share a user’s home directory in /home/someuser/. If you need to add a user for this purpose, type ‘adduser whatevername’ and follow prompts.
vi /etc/samba/smb.conf browseable = yes read only = no /etc/init.d/samba restart
now add your client:
smbpasswd -a someuser
then test it locally like:
smbclient -L //localhost -U someuser
now you should be able to map a network drive to \\your.linux.i.p\yourusername , then select login with other credentials and hit ‘finish’, it should prompt you with a box where you enter your user credentials, where you’ll have to select “other user” and then type in your password and be able to browse your directory
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