Install and set up SAMBA. Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. SAMBA allows you to share folders between Linux, Windows and MAC. This tutorial will show you how to install and set up Samba share.
The first thing we need to do is disable SeLinux. In order to do this you must have root privileges type su and switch to root user.
Once you have switched to the root user type
After the reboot launch the terminal again and switch to the root user.
Hit y then enter to continue
Now we need to back up the original smb.conf file. It's good practice to back up important config files and in case of anything going wrong we will have the original to fall back on.
Now to confirm that the file has backed up successfully type
Then you should see
Now we need to create a share folder. It's this folder the will be accessible over the network. Change directory with the cd .. command.
As you can see the prompt has changed from
Now type ls
Now we create our shared folder. Type the command mkdir share
Type ls again and you should see
Now we need to change the permissions of the folder this can be done by typing chmod 0777 share
OK now we need to configure SAMBA and allow it to access the share folder we just created and also give our user the rights to assess the share. So we need to change directory. cd /etc/samba
As you can see the prompt has changed again from
Type nano smb.conf
You will need to delete all the text inside the smb.conf and replace it with the text below. You can copy and paste the code and edit it to your needs.
The line with valid users = jhealy needs to be changed to your username Example valid users = johndoe
You can download a pre-built config file Here
Push ctrl + x then hit Enter to save
Because Samba has its own password database, you have to set a password for your user. Type the command smbpasswd -a jhealy
You are then prompted to type a new password for your samba access. Type your password hit enter then retype your password. You should see something like
Now we need to start the samba service for Fedora we run the command "systemctl start smb.service" and "systemctl start nmb.service"
Also to make sure the service starts after reboot for Fedora run these commands "systemctl enable smb.service" and "systemctl enable nmb.service"
There is one more thing we need to do and that's to configure the firewall to allow the samba to pass through.
Launch Firewall and enter your root password. At the top left hand corner there is a dropdown menu "Configuration" and Permanent needs to be selected
Under Zone select public and under services on the right hand side select samba and samba-client
Now under zone again select trusted and on the right hand side under service select samba and samba-client
Now exit firewall and reboot your computer.
After you have rebooted the computer click on files browser. On the left hand side under network click on Browse Network this will show you a list of computers sharing folders on the network. You should see your computer name listed here. Double click on it.
You are prompted to enter a username and password these are the details you entered during the samba setup.
That is it you have successfully installed and configured SAMBA file share. I hope this has helped you.