Folder sharing allows access to files and folders from other machines in a local area network. It is made possible by the implementation of SMB/CIFS protocol.
The Samba package provides SMB/CIFS folder sharing for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. You can create shared folder directly from the Files file manager application by GNOME on Ubuntu.
This will install Samba and other related packages.
Click on the Description to view more details about the packages to be installed
Your account must have administrator privilege to be able to proceed.
$ sudo ufw allow samba [sudo] password for user: Rules updated Rules updated (v6)
This is only required if you've enabled firewall. It is disabled by default.
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