Originally Posted by hamisngos
I am not that good at linux, I need help on this Am trying to share my SAMBASHARED folder from my linux machine so that all windows users can access it.
I configured the /etc/exports file as follows
I then started the samba service by as follows
checked permissions for folder SAMBASHARED and it files
chmod 777 /SAMBASHARED
but i cannot access the shared folder can any one tell what am i supporsed to do?
The /etc/exports file is for NFS only. Unless the Windows clients have NFS software installed (not likely), you will have to set up SAMBA (not NFS), to share the folder(s). You don't say what version/distro of Linux or Samba you're using, but there are many how-to guides you can easily find, if you look, like this one from the Samba website:
You don't need nfs or netfs to run Samba.