Windows boxes don't read Linux box on ethernet

Asked by AA0P on 2010-12-31

Linux box has Ubuntu 10.4 (Tried 10.10 and changed back - 10.10 is slow)
The Lbox is connected to two Windows XPpro boxes (Wbox) along with router via ethernet.
So Lbox can read directories and files on Wboxes.
However not the reverse; I don't know how to get Lbox to allow permission for Wbox to read it.
That is my question!

Back with Ubuntu 8 or 9 it was not a problem. All boxes read each other fine.
Thanks,
Steve - AA0P

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2011-01-01
Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) said : #1

Hi Steve - AA0P

To share folders you need to right-click on the folder you would like to share.

Then select 'Sharing Options', a new window should appear called folder sharing.

Now tick the box 'share this folder'.
  Note that if the appropriate packages aren't installed a new alert will come up asking if you want to install them. Click Install service to this.

Now choose the appropriate settings for the folder and click 'create share'.

Hope that solves your issue.

Andy

AA0P (aa0p) said : #2

Andy,
Sorry, your description is what one does in/on Windows box to allow access/sharing of files to other boxes/machines.

My problem is getting Linux box to share.
Steve

AA0P (aa0p) said : #3

Andy,
Sorry, your description is what one does in/on Windows box to allow access/sharing of files to other boxes/machines.

My problem is getting Linux box to share.
Steve

AA0P (aa0p) said : #4

Andy or anybody,
Sorry again, I didn't know that one could right click a file on Linux box and then get into properties (at bottom of list) so the Linux works very similar to Windows (that is - if it would work).

So I did that with some file folders on Lbox. On the Windows box (Wbox) the Lbox still cannot be accessed in file directory program on Wbox.

I notice on the Lbox when assigning file-folder share properties it never asks for the name of the Windows network;
therefore I don't see how it could ever allow access!

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) said : #5

Hi Steve - AAOP

Follow this tutorial to setup a network shared folder.

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/internet/C/networking-shares.html

You have done the first bit you just need to start at 'Accessing shared folders via Windows'.

Hope that helps

Andy

Happy New Year!

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) said : #6

Hi Steve - AAOP

Just noticed that that guide was for 8.04 this is the link for 10.04

https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/internet/C/networking-shares.html

and scroll down to 'Accessing shared folders via Windows'.

Andy

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