4.3 Sharing Folders in Mixed Environments
Sharing and exchanging documents is a must-have in corporate
environments. Konqueror offers you file sharing with Samba, which makes your
files and folders available to both Linux and Windows users. To configure
Samba file sharing with Konqueror, proceed as follows:
Select , right-click the window background and then select
from the context menu.
In the dialog, click the
tab. When file sharing is not yet generally
enabled, you are informed about this on the tab. To enable file sharing
or select the files to share, click and enter the root password.
To enable or disable file sharing, select or deselect .
Figure 4-2 Enabling File Sharing
Select the appropriate sharing option: or .
To limit the number of users allowed to share folders to certain
groups, click , select , click
, and select the appropriate group from the
list in the window that opens.
Add the folder to share to the list of shared items at the bottom
of the dialog by clicking and specifying the
folder's exact path.
Figure 4-3 Detailed Sharing Options
Activate to enable Samba
file sharing. If needed, apply some fine-tuning to the Samba
Specify a name other than the preset default.
Determine which kind of access to grant others to your share. You
can grant users full read and write access or limit their access to
just reading your shares.
- More Samba Options
These contain basic settings like name, an optional comment, and
basic access rights as well as user and security settings and an
option to hide particular files and subfolders in the shared
Apply your settings and leave the file sharing dialog with
The folder icon now appears in Konqueror with a plug.
Figure 4-4 Shared Folder
To revoke the share, enter the file sharing dialog again and remove
the folder from the list of shared items. The folder icon
then appears without a plug.
Other members of your network can reach your share by entering
smb:/ in the location bar of Konqueror and clicking the
appropriate workgroup icon and hostname.
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.