Month: September 2014

Creating a share on Linux and accessing via Windows

There are many times when there is data on a Linux system that needs to be moved to another system like Windows. Well, the question is how do you do that? The method that I have found to be the easiest is to use Samba. Below are the steps to achieve the overall intent.

1) Install Samba. The below syntax is for Debian based systems. For RPM, do “yum install samba”

2) Configure a username and password that will be used to access the share. In this case, the user I will use is john as he is already a user on my system.