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Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III
Sharing Files in Ubuntu
July 16, 2008
In the first installment of this tutorial series we configured Ubuntu to share with Windows and set your Computer Name and Workgroup values. In Part II, we discovered the nitty gritty of the network connection details in Ubuntu. Finally, we'll figure out exactly how to share the files on your Ubuntu machine. We'll cover basic sharing if you want to quickly get your files on the network and advanced sharing if you prefer to customize the sharing permissions or privileges.
Once you've set up Windows sharing in Ubuntu, you can start sharing folders. The process is quite similar to what you may have experienced in Windows XP. To share files you actually share a folder. All the files and any sub-folders within the shared folder are available to others on the network. Exactly what you or others on the network can do with the shared files (for example, read-only or edit) from another computer is based upon the settings you choose when you share the folder.
Once you have a folder picked out to share, follow these steps in Ubuntu 8.04:
You're done; it's that simple. Now you should be able to see this folder when browsing Network or My Network Places in Windows.