(Solved) Setting up File Sharing on two LM 18.3 Computers.

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(Solved) Setting up File Sharing on two LM 18.3 Computers.

Post by Spud1200 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm

Hey, thanks for taking the time too read this.

I want too set up two or more LM 18.3 Cinnamon computers for simple file sharing under the Network Icon on the Desktop. I have selected too share my downloads folder on both my PC and set permissions too modify files and allow guest access.

I also installed Samba when requested as I could not of got that far with out doing so.

My problem is this.

I can not see my downloads folder in my networking folder on my desktop for both machines despite having my eth1 up. I am currently running the ufw on both machines so I'm not sure if that’s a problem.

Last time I posted about this it was for LM 17.3 so I'm not sure if I can use those particular setting that were valid for that version or if their has been changes; so I wanted too post on the forums too check with you gyes.

ANy help would be great as I want too use my other PCs as NAS on my Home Network.

Thanks.
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Re: Setting up File Sharing on two LM 18.3 Computers.

Post by PhilippeH » Tue May 08, 2018 4:27 am

Hello. I encountered the same problem and found this solution to work fine with 2 computers under Linux Mint 18.3

viewtopic.php?f=157&t=185410#p960482

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Re: Setting up File Sharing on two LM 18.3 Computers.

Post by altair4 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:02 am

Spud1200 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm
I am currently running the ufw on both machines so I'm not sure if that’s a problem.
In addition to the link PhilippeH provided you will need to allow samba in through your firewall:

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sudo ufw allow Samba
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Re: Setting up File Sharing on two LM 18.3 Computers.

Post by Spud1200 » Wed May 09, 2018 8:07 am

Just wanted post and say thanks as I've got my two PCs up and running as NAS in the background for the extra storage when Downloading.

I'll post as solved.

Thanks.

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