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Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by sersha » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:55 am

After the installation of Linux Mint Mate 19, sharing is not enabled by default.
# # if samba not installed, then:
sudo apt install samba

# # after that
sudo apt install caja-share

# # caja-share is for Mint Mate, use appropriate versions for other env
# # now folder /var/lib/samba/usershares is absent, create it

sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo chgrp sambashare /var/lib/samba/usershares
sudo chmod 1770 /var/lib/samba/usershares

# # reboot, then right-click on a folder, select Sharing Options etc. Done!

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Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:15 pm

sersha wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:55 am
sudo mkdir /var/lib/samba/usershares
Why on earth would you put a share inside /var/lib?

Good grief.
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Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by altair4 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:08 am

/var/lib/samba/usershares is where samba places share definitions when the share is created though file manager which caja-share in MATE facilitates.
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Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

Post by cyberschelm » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:57 am

This worked like a charm, thanks for sharing.

After executing the commands above my Windows 7 machine was able to connect to the shared Public folder on my fresh install Linux Mint 19 Mate machine, but my Mint machine could not connect to the Public folder I had created and shared on my Windows 7 machine. I found that 2 things were needed to make this happen:

# # Set a password for samba:
sudo smbpasswd -a your_username

# # Limit the protocols for samba:
xed admin:///etc/samba/smb.conf

And in the global settings, below the line 'workgroup=WORKGROUP', add the line:
client max protocol = NT1

then reboot.

After this you can use 'browse network' in caja to go to the windows machine and open the share.

My Windows 7 machine's network is set on "public" and it's advanced share settings are on "Turn ON password protected sharing", so I got a "Password required" popup window upon first connection. On more relaxed share settings in Windows 7 this popup might not appear, I did not try that.

Fill out:
username: your_windows_username
domain: your_windows_workgroupname
password: your_windows_user's_password

and choose between:
Forget password immediately
Remember password until you logout
Remember forever

I chose remember forever to be done with it until Mint 20 comes out.

From hereon the Public folder I shared on my Windows 7 machine was accessible from Linux Mint.

I realize that this is technically outside the scope of the tread, but it's only 2 little extra things to do to have it working both ways so I thought it usefull to post it regardless.
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