20.4.1. Graphical Configuration

20.4.1. Graphical Configuration

To configure Samba using a graphical interface, use the Samba Server Configuration Tool. For command line configuration, skip to Section 20.4.2, “Command Line Configuration”.

The Samba Server Configuration Tool is a graphical interface for managing Samba shares, users, and basic server settings. It modifies the configuration files in the /etc/samba/ directory. Any changes to these files not made using the application are preserved.

To use this application, you must be running the X Window System, have root privileges, and have the system-config-samba RPM package installed. To start the Samba Server Configuration Tool from the desktop, go to the System (on the Panel) => Administration => Server Settings => Samba or type the command system-config-samba at a shell prompt (for example, in an XTerm or a GNOME terminal).

Samba Server Configuration Tool

Samba Server Configuration Tool

Figure 20.3. Samba Server Configuration Tool

Note

The Samba Server Configuration Tool does not display shared printers or the default stanza that allows users to view their own home directories on the Samba server.


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