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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to share home folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=Yes)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install Samba Server for files/folders sharing service?
  3. sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
  4. Find this line
    ...
    ;   security = user
    ...
  5. Replace with the following lines
       security = user
       username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
  6. Find this section
    ...
    # By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next
    # parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.
       writable = no
    ...
  7. Replace with the following lines
    # By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next
    # parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.
       writable = yes
  8. Save the edited file (sample)
  9. Read How to add/edit/delete network users?
  10. sudo testparm
    sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
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