Mint Mate 18.2

Connection sharing, Firewall, Samba..etc
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Mint Mate 18.2

Post by cutano » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am

Could someone please post a step by step tutorial on how to get 2 Linux Mint Mate 18.x machines to network shared folders on a network. New clean installs. No share folder option present when right clicking on folders.

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Re: Mint Mate 18.2

Post by manselton » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:41 am

I think you need to install samba on each machine. This will share with windows too. Samba shares folders whereas NFS and CIFS-utils share whole devices.

Click on start - synaptic - enter your password
Enter samba in the search box, hit enter and tick the box for samba when it appears.
(python-dnspython will be added automatically)

Likely you should also scroll down and tick the boxes for recommended packages to go with it too, i.e. samba-dsdb-modules samba-vfs-modules

I've not done this but have a look about and see if you can suss it from there.

Good Luck

Edit. nautilus-share might be useful too!

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