A simple guide to create a shared folder accessible and writable from any device on the local network.
Valid for Ubuntu, Debian, RaspberryPi, etc…
Warning: this is one of the simplest and shortest procedures and creates a public folder; to create folders with users and passwords the procedure is more complicated.
1. install samba
sudo apt-get install libcupsys2 samba samba-common
2. create folder and permissions
mkdir -p /home/samba-share/allusers
chmod –R a+rwx /home/samba-share/allusers
3. edit config file
note: to write to the file press “i”, to delete “delete”, to write to the file press “i”.
to save press: “esc” and type “:wq” (which corresponds to :writequit)
Edit in the file:
security=user con security=share (in case remove the comment symbol)
Insert in the file (at the bottom):
[SHARED] comment = PMS files path = /home/samba-share/allusers browseable = yes guest account = nobody guest ok = yes write ok = yes writable=yes read only=no
4. restart the service
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
5. create a link on the desktop
sudo su cd /home/pi/Desktop ln –s /home/samba-share/allusers
The folder will now be visible in LAN with Read/Write permissions for all users (public folder).
On Spaceclick.com you will also find a guide to install and configure your RaspberryPi from scratch.