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openSUSE 11.1 GNOME User Guide
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3.3 Sharing Folders

Sharing and exchanging documents is a must-have in corporate environments. Nautilus offers you file sharing, which makes your files and folders available to both Linux and Windows users.

3.3.1 Enabling Sharing on the Computer

Before you can share a folder, you must enable sharing on your computer. To enable sharing:

  1. Click Computer > More Applications > System > YaST.

  2. Enter the root password.

  3. Click Network Services.

  4. Click Windows Domain Membership.

  5. Click Allow Users to Share Their Directories, then click Finish.

3.3.2 Enabling Sharing for a Folder

To configure file sharing for a folder:

  1. Open Nautilus.

  2. Right-click the window background or a folder, then select Sharing Options from the context menu.

  3. Select Share this folder.

  4. (Optional) If you want other people to be able to write to the folder, select Allow other people to write in this folder.

  5. (Conditional) If the folder does not already have the permissions that are required for sharing, click Add the permissions automatically.

The folder icon changes to indicate that the folder is now shared.

IMPORTANT: Samba Domain Browsing

Samba domain browsing only works if your system's firewall is configured accordingly. Either disable the firewall entirely or assign the browsing interface to the internal firewall zone. Ask your system administrator about how to proceed.

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