Desktops and servers create shared folders so that other desktop and servers in the same network could easily access their files and folders.
On Windows it's provided by the
File and printer sharing feature while for
Linux and other
Unix-based operating systems it's provided by
SAMBA . Either way the folder sharing functionality is an implementation of
SMB protocol and works across operating systems.
SMB folder sharing can easily be accessed from a
Ubuntu desktop via the default
Other Locationsfrom the sidebar menu.
Networkssection or enter the
IPaddress with the
smb://protocol prefix of the host and click on the
Anonymousselected if anonymous login is allowed by the server or click on the
Registered Userradio button, enter login details for the server, and click
Comment anonymously. Login not required.