Ubuntu 12.04 Samba file sharing setup

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install samba: sudo apt-get install samba install libpam-smbpass package: sudo apt-get libpam-smbpass both # and ; mean the line is commented out edit smb.conf file from terminal: sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf Under [Global]: workgroup = workgroup netbios name = media-server Under ##Authentication## : Change security = user Under [Share Name] comment = Ubuntu File Server Share […]

HowTo: BSD/Win/Linux Throughput Optimization

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Original link: [HOWTO] BSD/Win/Linux Throughput Optimization   This post is copied from old FreeNAS forum , thanks to n9nu for their work: I have been asked many times how can bandwidth be increased when transferring very large files across my internal network (LAN). Some of the information here within can also be used when transferring […]

How to setup Ubuntu

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Download Ubuntu and install with default settings. Optional – manually partition hard drive with a swap partition: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-12-04-LTS-266201.shtml https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq   Installing an additional hard drive, you will need to set it up to auto mount and give it a friendly name: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions   To activate Desktop Sharing (aka VNC): ¬†Once logged in, log out and […]