Configuring Samba Share Folders
for : Mepis Linux
by : je.saist
Over the Mepis 2004.x and 3.x series, as well as the 6.0 betas Samba was set to share the /home/(username) directory by default. At some point, I'm not sure on which version, the default shared folder has been set to /home/(username)/shared. While this technically is more secure, and probably how the sharing should be set up, I prefer to have internal access to my entire /home/(username). This guide then shows how to configure Mepis Linux for this behavior.
This guide defaults back to using the 1024*768 resolution pictures. The Samba Control module does not show appropriatly in 800*600.
1: Starting at System.
2: Left Click on System
3: Left Click on System Configuration (Settings)
4: Now we should have our Settings:/ window up.
5: Left Click on Internet & Network
6: The view should now change to settings:/Network/
7: Left Click on Samba
8: As we can see, in the normal window, many of the configuration options are cut off, and there are no slide bars.
Maximize the Configure Window
9: Even with the window maximized at 1024*768, we see that parts of it are still getting cut off by the task bar.
Hopefully this will get fixed in KDE 4.
10: Left Click on Administrator Mode in the Lower Right Hand Corner
11: Enter your /root password, then Left Click on OK
12: Alright, there we go, we are now in Adminstrator mode. Also notice how the border has changed to red.
13: Left Click on the Tab that is labled Shares
14: Our default shared folder is set at /home/(username)/Shared
Left Click on the /home/(username)/Shared
15: Left Click on Edit Share in the lower right hand corner
16: We can now see the information for our share. We are interested in 2 lines here: Path and Comment
The Name is just a label. You can make it say whatever you want.
17: Left Click into the Path text field. Delete the current entry.
18: Type in /home/(username)
Put your username for your home directory. Please do not type (username) out.
19: Now the same for the Comment.
20: Change Coment to /home/(username)
Again, please type in your own login name. Do not type (username) out.
21: Left Click on OK
22: Left Click on OK again to save the changes.
Congrats, your /home/(username) folder is now shared. At this point, you may need to restart your network services.
Take me back to the guides.