How to share a folder on the network

Decided to take the plunge and throw open the doors to your media horde, eh? SMBsearch may still be down, but your favorite computers are up and running. Do your part for the common man today and start sharing! The instructions below are taken from WesConfess, so big hearty thank-yous to the posters!

Windows:
Right-click on the folder you want to share and select Properties. Click the Sharing tab, and check “Share this folder on the network”.

Note: If you’re on Windows, I strongly recommend turning on some kind of anti-virus software. I’ve never gotten a virus from the network, but only because my virus scan catches ’em.

Mac OS X:
Go to System Preferences- Sharing – Services – Windows Sharing.

This may serve out your entire home directory by default which may be more than you want. If you want more fine tuned control (specific folders or what not), there’s a program called SharePoints. If SharePoints doesn’t work or offends you in some fashion, you can edit a file on your computer called: /etc/smb.conf – it’s pretty well-documented and straight forward to do so.

Linux:
Get the samba tools (differs by distro, but every decent one should package it) and edit the samba conf file (typically /etc/smb.conf or /etc/samba/smb.conf) There’s probably GUI tools as well, though I know nothing about them.

Finally, here’s a list of computers that should be available:

EYEOFTHESUCK
ISHUKU
PUPILOFTHESUCK
FIFTYBILLION
ROSA
BEARANGER
THEBEAST
DANCEPARTY
HIVE
CUCUMBER
DIRELAND
24-7MOVIES

Download, don’t stream!

18 thoughts on “How to share a folder on the network

  1. Anonymous

    \DIRELAND is back online… and a note on antivirus: while I recommend Avast! (freeware) myself, you can download Symantec Corporate Edition from the PC Software server on campus, which is provided gratis to students thanks to our site license.

  2. Anonymous

    \DIRELAND is back online… and a note on antivirus: while I recommend Avast! (freeware) myself, you can download Symantec Corporate Edition from the PC Software server on campus, which is provided gratis to students thanks to our site license.

  3. Anonymous

    \\DIRELAND is back online… and a note on antivirus: while I recommend Avast! (freeware) myself, you can download Symantec Corporate Edition from the PC Software server on campus, which is provided gratis to students thanks to our site license.

  4. Ishuku

    you should just be able to leave it blank and click through. other than that, i don’t know. i’m not sure if i would recommend using your wesleyan userid/password, but it could be worth a try.

  5. Ishuku

    you should just be able to leave it blank and click through. other than that, i don’t know. i’m not sure if i would recommend using your wesleyan userid/password, but it could be worth a try.

  6. Ishuku

    you should just be able to leave it blank and click through. other than that, i don’t know. i’m not sure if i would recommend using your wesleyan userid/password, but it could be worth a try.

  7. Anonymous

    And for virus scanning software, I always forget if the University has a license for students, but if not and you need something free…http://www.clamwin.com/Mentioned first here: http://wesleying.blogspot.com/2006/12/software-for-starving-students.htmlAnd grisoft’s AVG Anti-Virus has a free package that’s limited but does a pretty good job.http://grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus-free-edition/lng/us/tpl/tpl01To be honest, both might do better than Norton/Symantec/McAfee these days; certainly cheaper!

  8. Anonymous

    And for virus scanning software, I always forget if the University has a license for students, but if not and you need something free…http://www.clamwin.com/Mentioned first here: http://wesleying.blogspot.com/2006/12/software-for-starving-students.htmlAnd grisoft’s AVG Anti-Virus has a free package that’s limited but does a pretty good job.http://grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus-free-edition/lng/us/tpl/tpl01To be honest, both might do better than Norton/Symantec/McAfee these days; certainly cheaper!

  9. Anonymous

    And for virus scanning software, I always forget if the University has a license for students, but if not and you need something free…

    http://www.clamwin.com/

    Mentioned first here: http://wesleying.blogspot.com/2006/12/software-for-starving-students.html

    And grisoft’s AVG Anti-Virus has a free package that’s limited but does a pretty good job.

    http://grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus-free-edition/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

    To be honest, both might do better than Norton/Symantec/McAfee these days; certainly cheaper!

  10. Seth

    HIVE is also available, though most of my movies are on disc at this point. That doesn’t mean they are unattainable–if you want a particular movie [I have most of what’s been on the network, and a few more], drop me a line and I’ll throw it back on my hard drive for a while. I just didn’t have enough space to keep them all on there =/Happy Networking!Bumble [Seth Rosen, sirosen@wes]of the HIVE

  11. Seth

    HIVE is also available, though most of my movies are on disc at this point. That doesn’t mean they are unattainable–if you want a particular movie [I have most of what’s been on the network, and a few more], drop me a line and I’ll throw it back on my hard drive for a while. I just didn’t have enough space to keep them all on there =/Happy Networking!Bumble [Seth Rosen, sirosen@wes]of the HIVE

  12. Seth

    HIVE is also available, though most of my movies are on disc at this point. That doesn’t mean they are unattainable–if you want a particular movie [I have most of what’s been on the network, and a few more], drop me a line and I’ll throw it back on my hard drive for a while. I just didn’t have enough space to keep them all on there =/

    Happy Networking!

    Bumble [Seth Rosen, sirosen@wes]
    of the HIVE

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