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For the past two days I have struggled at successfully setting up a file server to be shared over my personal network. Are there any easy tutorials that show me how to make a file server on ubuntu? Thanks in advance!
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How are you wanting to server files? folder shares. FTP HTTP or what. if your doing folder shares you would be best to install a samba server

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...ver-on-ubuntu/
    
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How are you wanting to server files? folder shares. FTP HTTP or what. if your doing folder shares you would be best to install a samba server

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...ver-on-ubuntu/
I do mean Folder Shared, but I have literally used every samba guide on the internet and it never works.
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Do you want to share with windows machines or linux?
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Do you want to share with windows machines or linux?
Kind of a combination of everything. I want Linux as my server and I have a couple of MAC OS X computers and Windows 7 Computers
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I just go with a windows 7 on your server and run samba on the OS X machines. Samba is nothing but a clunky incomplete mess. Best to minimize its use as much as possible. It's what I have learned from experiences and how I have my machines configured.
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3 companies I've worked in the past as well as my current job right now we use samba and I use samba at home too, so I'd say samba rocks!!!
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3 companies I've worked in the past as well as my current job right now we use samba and I use samba at home too, so I'd say samba rocks!!!

agree. Samba is very easy and works well when needing to use a multi platform environment.
    
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