Turning on Samba on Fedora Core 4

I’ve just found configuring Samba shares on Fedora Core 4 very easy (Desktop | System Settings | Server Settings | Samba) except that it didn’t initially work, and I couldn’t work out why. Some googling around led me to a note from Paul Howarth indicating that SELinux blocks Samba sharing by default (very sensibly); you can configure this in Desktop | System Settings | Security Level. Well done, Fedora people. That was the easiest time I’ve ever had setting up Samba. (Note: I specifically configured a password for a Unix account, and people have to use that username and password when connecting to the share from Windows. It doesn’t use your native Windows username, or authenticate against the domain, because I don’t care about that.)

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