ubuntu server how to setup networking with windows xp and windows 7

Asked by Tonyt

have installed ubuntu server .

- need to set up files and media streaming for ubuntu and windows machines

- how set and configure use ubuntu 12.04 on two machines and windows xp and 7 ...

- plus how do switch down the server cannot find log off button

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You can use samba to setup a windows-like share which you can then stream the data from. I also recommend you install openssh-server. You can then SSH to the server using puuty (in Windows) or ssh in terminal from Linux and run:

sudo shutdown -h now

And it will turn off.

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Tonyt (tonys666) said :

Cheers for that is there any links that u can give showing step by step guide for the server and how i do what you suggest.plus setting up the drives in raid etc setup the sharing and streaming .a guide with screen shots would be good

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you install the samba package you can run:

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

and add lines like the ones below:

path = /home/andy/Downloads
comment = Andy's stuff
browsable = yes
read only = no
writable = yes
valid users = leanne andy
invalid users = root bin daemon nobody

If you then save the new file and run:

sudo service smbd stop; sudo service smbd start

The share will be accessible. you can run:

sudo smbpasswd -a andy

(using my code as an example) you can then control which users have access to what shares. Adding a new share is as simple as adding a new block like the one above but with different paths and share name and restarting the samba service. Very simple.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The RAIDetc is part of the installation process in the server install process. I believe there is also an option to enable the install ation of samba and openssh at install time so there will be no need to manually instal the services.

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Tonyt (tonys666) said :

tried what you sugguestted but unable to save the changes .well the system will not retain the changes to edited script

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

didyou run the editor with sudo? You cannot save the changes as your commands run as user, that's when sudo helps and makes it run as root.

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