Allow Samba through your Linux firewall with ufw

As most of you know, Samba allows your Linux machine to work with Windows machines (and vice versa). Without Samba Linux would be locked in an unable to play nicely on heterogeneous networks. So […]

Configure Samba shares in CentOS

Server OSes, such as CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise do not enjoy the same simplicity as does the modern Linux desktop when it comes to issues like sharing […]

Browse your Samba shares with pyNeighborhood

A long time ago, in order to scan your Samba shares, you used a tool called LinNeighborhood. That tool was essential if you wanted your Linux box to be able to see […]

Understanding Samba security modes

If you have read any of the Samba content here on Ghacks you probably will have noticed that within the smb.conf configuration file a line that begins with security =. This is a […]

Connect to a Samba share from OS X

Here on Ghacks I've worked to cover Samba from numerous angles (check out the Samba Topic on Ghacks). I want to build on that topic by helping you to connect to a […]

Configure Samba with Gadmin-Samba

For those new to Samba, the configuration of this provider of seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients can sometimes be a nightmare. Not only are you dealing with tricky configuration files, […]

Connect to your Samba server from Linux

I have written a few articles on Samba here on Ghacks. And most people know how to connect to Samba shares via Windows. Generally speaking (when all is set up correctly) it's […]

Set up your new Ubuntu Server as a Samba Server

I recently did an illustrated guide to installing Ubuntu Server 9.04 ("Installing Ubuntu Server 9.04"). I did that for two reasons: 1) It was requested and 2) It will serve as a […]

Auto mounting a Samba share in Linux

So you have that Samba server up and running and you can connect to it from Windows and Mac with ease. But when you turn to another Linux box that doesn't have […]

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Linux Mint 20 Final has been released

The team behind the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint has released Linux Mint 20, codename Ulyana, to the public on June 27, 2020. The new version of the distribution comes in Cinnamon, […]

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Linux Mint 19.2 is out

The Linux Mint team released a new version of the Linux distribution on August 2, 2019. Linux Mint 19.2 is already available in the three supported flavors Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. The […]

Fedora 29 released with support for Modularity

The Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 29, a new version of the open source Linux distribution, on October 30, 2018. Fedora 29 introduces the concept of Modularity across all different […]

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Windows 10 KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 updates

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on September 20, 2018. The updates KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 address a huge number of issues in […]

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Secure your wireless router

There is no such thing as perfect security. Given enough knowledge, resources, and time any system can be compromised. The best you can do is to make it as difficult for an […]

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Reicast is a Dreamcast emulator for Android

Ah, the Sega Dreamcast. Sega's last console which was in many ways ahead of its time. I did buy a Dreamcast on launch day and while the games that shipped on that […]

Adding folder sharing in Bodhi Linux

If you are a fan of modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, that offer incredibly simple ways to share folders with workgroup computers, you will be happy to know the same feature […]

Setup Ubuntu to browse Windows network by hostname

By default, a Ubuntu desktop with Samba installed will be a member of the Windows workgroup named WORKGROUP. Because that machine is a member of WORKGROUP, you would think you could browse […]

Use gkDebconf to reconfigure debconf-using programs

There are certain applications, such as MySQL and Apache that are configured upon installation. The most familiar to you might be MySQL. At the point of installation you configure the server address, […]

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Quick and easy printer sharing in GNOME

Printer sharing was once a big challenge for Linux. It almost always involved manually configuring Samba to share out your printers. That is not so now. With the latest releases of the […]

Absolutely beautiful desktop with PClinuxOS E17 edition

I have been a fan of Enlightenment for a long, long time. It's one of the most elegant desktops available today. But not only is it elegant looking, it's a joy to […]

Setting up a network printer in Fedora 13

I have been bragging to everyone how user-friendly Fedora has become with it's most recent release for a while now. Some people are prone to believe me and some are not. No […]

Share directories in Elive

What if I told you that you could share out directories, via Samba, without having to install a single package? You can in the new Elive 2.0 (which is based on the […]

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

If you have been reading Ghacks long enough you know I am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. […]

Join a Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain

I had been hoping to accomplish this for some time now. At work we work under a Windows domain and I have a Ubuntu test machine that I have been hoping to […]

Kleo Bare Metal Back for Linux

I am always looking for an outstanding backup solution. Up until this point I have relied on good old tar/gzip for file/folder backup and Clonezilla for disk cloning. But recently I stumbled […]

Configure hostgroups for Nagios

If you've been following my Nagios articles here on Ghacks (see "Easily extend Nagios' functionality" and "Quickly install Nagios on Ubuntu" for more information) you are probably impressed with how powerful Nagios […]

Share Ubuntu folders with NFS

If you've ever tried to share folders on a Linux machine over a network, you've most likely attempted to get NFS working. And on many occasions you might have found yourself nearly […]

Easy folder sharing in GNOME

Recently I covered folder sharing in KDE 4.4 (Read my article "Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4"). I thought I should offer the same article for the GNOME desktop. Although the tasks […]

Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4

Once more unto the KDE topic my friends, once more. This time, however, we take a look at a very useful feature that allows you to easily share out folders with a […]

Create rsync backups easily with the help of Gadmin-rsync

Recently I covered one of the Gadmintools, Gadmin-Samba (see my article "Configure Samba with Gadmin-samba"). The Gadmintools set of tools is a set of GUI administration tools (hence the name "Gadmin") for […]

Major improvements with Fedora 12

In the wake of Ubuntu's 9.10 release, many distributions were forgotten. But one distribution, in particular, keeps getting better and better under the radar. That distribution? Fedora. Just this week Fedora 12 […]

Configure your Ubuntu Server as a DHCP server

In my recent Ubuntu Server articles I have covered the following topics: Installing Ubuntu Server 9.04 Set up your new Ubuntu Server as a Samba server Add FTP service to your Ubuntu […]

Add ftp service to your Ubuntu Server

So you now have your Ubuntu Server up and running with the help of "Installing Ubuntu Server 9.04" and you now have Samba working with the help of "Set up your new […]

Configure Linux printing via web browser

One of the issues surrounding Linux is the fact that, because there are so many distributions, there are so many ways to configure various aspects of the operating system. One such aspect […]

Connecting Linux to a Bubba 2

If you don't know, the Bubba 2 is a piece of hardware, driven by the Linux operating system, created by ecXito. The Bubba 2 can stream media, serve files, share printers, and […]

Get To Know Linux: The /etc/init.d Directory

If you use Linux you most likely have heard of the init.d directory. But what exactly does this directory do? It ultimately does one thing but it does that one thing for […]

Get To Know Linux: Understanding smb.conf

Next to the xorg.conf file (read my Get To Know Linux: Understanding xorg.conf for more) the smb.conf file might be the most misunderstood of all files. Part of the reason for this […]

Get to Know Linux: File System Hierarchy

The Linux file system hierarchy is much different than that of Windows. So much so that it becomes a show stopper for many new users. I hope to clear up a lot […]

Thoughts on Linux migration

It's been quite a while since I managed to write something here, partly because of work and study, and partly because I didn't know exactly what to write about. But the muse […]

Fun Things to do with PuTTy and Linux-Routers

If you set up some kind of SSH Connection on a windows computer over the past few years, be it to connect to the university's network or to secure a line for an insecure FTP Transfer,you have probably encountered the program PuTTy on the way to salvation. It's easy to use, free and OSSish powerful. What many people don't know about PuTTy though, is what other powers aside from or better in addition to SSH slumber inside the little executable.