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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]