Howto: Adding share in samba server under Linux or UNIX

Q. How do I add share called incoming? This share definitions should be linked up to directory called /home/incoming.

A. You can define a share using samba configuration file itself. Open /etc/samba/smb.conf file and add code snippet as follows:

# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

Add following code:

[incoming]
   comment = Icomming data
   writable = yes
   path = /home/incoming

Save close the file. Restart Samba :
# /etc/init.d/samba restart
If you are using Redhat/CentOS/Fedora core type:
# service smb restart

See also:

=> A Samba permission howto

=> For more information and samba configuration option read smb.conf man page by typing following command:
man smb.conf

=> Visit official samba web site for more examples and information.

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