Archive for June, 2013
Setting up a server for home or small business | 2 – SAMBA print server, File Backups, Remote Desktop Connection0
This is the second post about setting up a server for home or small business with SAMBA. If you haven’t seen the 1st post read it here :
Printer sharing with SAMBA
I have already installed HP Deskjet 3920 printer in my server machine and enabled sharing. (Open “Printing” application >> Right click on the printer, see whether sharing is enabled).
As we are giving anonymous access to printers first create a user account for remote print jobs
/usr/sbin/adduser --system --disabled-password smbprint
Then append the following lines to the end of the Global Settings.
printcap name = cups printing = cups
And now we’ll share the printers. Add the following code to the end of the file
[printers] browseable = yes printable = yes
SAMBA for Home or Small Business
First of all what is SAMBA? It’s a free File and Print server which can be used in Linux and UNIX based Oss for file and printer sharing with windows machines.
So now you got the idea. But why use Samba with Ubuntu? First it is free! When configured, works smoothly. Less need of worrying about viruses and many more advantages are there.
Here I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version in a pc with an Atom processor. The main aim is to setup a server which is only used for file/print sharing + backups. So here I’m not worrying about high end hardware. Also here I’m not considering security issues. File and printers are shared so anyone in the network have access to them.
Auto mounting partitions in Ubuntu
In this machine I have created 4 partitions. First one for OS, second More >