How to setup a home network with Ubuntu

Scott Grizzard scott at
Sun Oct 4 20:48:11 MDT 2009

The Ubuntu wiki has plenty of information about this, and the Ubuntu 
forums are the appropriate place to ask these questions.

If you have been messing with it for a while, you may need to purge your 
samba installation and reinstall it so you can start with a fresh install.

- Scott

On 10/4/09 8:32 PM, Jack Nash wrote:
> Samba Technical Team,
> I have recently migrated my home machines from Windows to Ubuntu Juanty
> Jackalope v9.04 and am struggling with getting the networking piece up and
> running.  With my Windows machines I used Windows Networking to share files
> between my PC's and am looking for the equivelant functionality within
> Ubuntu Linux.
> I have been spending a tremendous amount of time searching the web for
> step-by-step inctrcustions without success.  A such, I thought I would reach
> out to you directly.
> I do not need a full blown server configuration, though I would not mind
> doing so for the experience of it, but I do need the ability to browse the
> contents of my PC's, share files between them, and perform the same with my
> XP&  Vista machines as well.
> Can anyone within the list provide simple step-by-step instructions to setup
> a home network between my Ununtu PC's and my Windows XP&  Vista PC's?
> Thank you in advance.
> Jack Nash
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