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World’s shortest SAMBA HowTo

Posted on 04 October 2002 by Demian Turner

Most Samba how-to articles start off with how to write a configuration file so that your linux box can export a disk or print share that could be read by a windows client on the same network. I think this is a big mistake. The first thing you should show someone is the simplest possible command that acutaly makes something interesting happen. The time to explain the smb.conf file is when the next most interesting, complex experiment requires it, not before. There are a few very interesting and useful commands you can type that don’t require that smb.conf even exists, let alone that the smbd and nmbd deamons are running

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