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Installing Samba & SWAT for easy Windows File Sharing on Ubuntu 6.06

Posted on: May 20, 2007

Here is a very simple tutorial on how to transform your Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS into a Windows File Server with a simple web-based configuration system.

This tutorial should work with other Ubuntu Server versions however I tried and tested this on my Ubuntu 6.06 Server.

Firstly you will need to install and configure your Ubuntu Server then use apt-get to install the required software packages.

Firstly log into your Ubuntu Server with the ‘root’ account alternatively use ‘sudo’.

Firstly you will need to uncomment the sources from /etc/apt/source.list

Now execute this command:-

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

Now you should be able to download and install the packages, at the console type:-

apt-get install samba smbfs swat

Ubuntu will now download and configure Samba (Windows File Sharing for Linux) and SWAT (Samba Web Administrator Tool).

It should now be ready to use, You can navigate to the web-based configuration tool at this URL:-


You will then need to login with your servers root account. Then you can use SWAT to configure Samba and add/edit shares.


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