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 01-06-2018, 08:04 AM #1 byebyemrgates Member   Registered: Nov 2017 Location: Blue Mountains, Australia! Distribution: Mint 19 Posts: 150 Rep: Sharing folder on network for scanning from netwirk printer Linux Mint Hi there again, wonderful Linux World! Thanks for all the help so far! Here is another question from a newbie and a pc "Dummy". I need to be able to scan from my network printer/scanner to a folder on Linux Mint machine on the network. I went to the sharing option in Nemo, it asked to click install Samba which I clicked, it seemed to do it, asked me to log out and in. Then I ticked the two options in the Sharing tab in Nemo (allow read/write and allow guest access). Now - what is the name of the folder on the network that I need to enter into the network printer/scanner interface? In old Window\$, the sharing option in the File Explorer displayed the folder name on the network (eg \\MyPc\Scans. I entered that into the scanner interface and it worked. What is the procedure with Linux? The folder is on my desktop, its address there is /home/me/Desktop/Scans. I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon. Thanks!
 01-07-2018, 02:33 AM #2 ferrari Senior Member Contributing Member   Registered: Sep 2003 Location: Auckland, NZ Distribution: openSUSE Leap Posts: 3,813 Rep: It will take the same form. In general, something like Code: \\\path\to\folder If you want to refer to a Linux machine via a hostname then you’ll need to configure a netbios name in /etc/samba/smb.conf and ensure the samba share is suitably configured so the scanner has the requisite access. This guide might be helful to you... https://tenbulls.co.uk/2017/04/18/samba_on_mint/ 1 members found this post helpful.
 01-07-2018, 05:07 AM #3 michaelk Moderator   Registered: Aug 2002 Posts: 18,938 Rep: In addition, make sure the firewall if running allows samba traffic. sudo ufw allow samba The configuration file nemo uses when the share is created is /var/lib/samba/usershares. I have not played with nemo and I do not know what the actual share name is created. By default samba uses the hostname as the netbios name but as suggested use the IP address in case the scanner can not automatically resolve the netbios name. If that is the case you should configure the Mint computer with a static IP address. Most routers DHCP server have an IP address reservation capability. 1 members found this post helpful.
 01-07-2018, 06:50 PM #4 byebyemrgates Member   Registered: Nov 2017 Location: Blue Mountains, Australia! Distribution: Mint 19 Posts: 150 Original Poster Rep: Thanks, everyone - problem solved! I just ran "sudo ufw allow samba" as suggested; then my scanner actually found the host (by name, not even by IP address) and added the folder itself! (I have a "search host" function there, so it immediately found the machine by name, and recognized the shared folder). So, for anyone else who runs into issues doing this - I could say, just follow the prompts! Linux prompted me to share the folder, prompted to install samba and to reboot. Isn't Linux great!? It would be even greater if it also prompted to allow the firewall access. Maybe someone can add this to Mint, or to samba or whatever? Overall, it is a curious thing I am discovering with Linux so far - don't get me wrong, but seems like the solution is usually much simpler than the advice you get at first. I run into an issue, try to research and encounter a plethora of interesting and useful information, talking about configuring files, running complex commands etc. But usually, there is a basic little thing you need to do, and then Linux figures it all out by itself! Of course, I am grateful for all the detailed advice I am getting, and if I had time, I would delve into the intricacies of BASH etc ... But, I don't have much time ... actually, I don't even have time to write this now ... so thanks to everyone and goodbye for now!

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