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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Setting up a file server

Editing the files directly on the Cubieboard can be tiresome for sure. Even when using the previously installed Xfce desktop, once it is placed at a remote location, accessing the files remotely will be quite useful. It might be the case that the media files are desired to be shared throughout the household.

There are two approaches to this situation. With the ssh server installed earlier in this chapter, any modern Linux desktop environment has the ability to access files via ssh. While this works well, it is left to the reader as an exercise. What this section will focus on is installing and setting up Samba as a file server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. The files shared via Samba are accessible via many operating systems ...

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