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Configuring LAN File Sharing for an Ubuntu and Windows PC

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#1 Altru


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:04 AM

I'm trying to set-up an ethernet LAN, and am having trouble accessing, so far, the Ubuntu shared folder that I set permissions on, on my Windows computer's network--it is asking for the Ubuntu computer's username and password, of which, is entered, but is not accepting this information, even on multiple attempts. In regards to the Ubuntu computer, the file-sharing permissions are set to "create and delete files." I'm not sure if these permissions actually extend to accessing the shared file on the Windows network, as is the case of the aforementioned issue. I'm not trying to set up a shared folder through wifi, but rather as mentioned, via an ethernet cable. I've heard it being said, to use the Samba software to configure two computers, but shouldn't this be viable by just accessing the shared file, as it shows up, on the network?





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