Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server - Page 2

5 Change Your eBox Password

If you'd like to change your eBox password, you can do this under System -> General:


6 Date And Time Settings

To adjust the system time, go to System -> Date/time and enable time synchronization with NTP servers. Click on Change:

Then enter some NTP servers, e.g. and Click on Change. Don't forget to click on the red Save changes rectangle afterwards:


7 Create Groups

eBox allows you to create groups which can have different permissions. For example, one group could be allowed to use the printer, but not the file server, and vice versa for another group. In this article I create two example groups, one for the tech department and one for the sales department (groups are created instantly, so no red rectangle will appear).


8 Create Users

eBox lets you also create users that can be put in the groups you created before, thus inheriting the group permissions, but you can also assign individual permissions to each user. In this example, I create two users (under Users -> Add user): tim in the group techdpt and bob in the group salesdpt:

Make sure you enable PDC/file sharing for each user (unless you don't want that user to use these features):


9 Print Server

With eBox, you can also create a print server for your network. eBox supports USB, parallel, network, and Samba printers. In this example, I have connected a Brother HL-5040 laser printer to my eBox system with USB.

First, we must add the printer to our eBox configuration (under Printers -> Add printer):

Here you must select the best driver for your printer. You can go to to find out the best driver for your printer model.

Don't forget to click on the red Save changes button afterwards.

Under Printers -> Manage printers, you can enable standalone CUPS for your printer. I'm not sure if this is necessary. The explanation that eBox gives for this feature is: "This will enable cupsd to listen on internal interfaces to see printers and jobs. If set, samba is not the only one which can manage the printers."

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