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Overview

Goal: Thorough /etc/samba/smb.conf example

This is more like a network topic rather than a multiboot topic, I gather this samba article here, because of my multiboot situation.

Samba Configuration

smb.conf for each distribution is available at:


Share Definitions

Common Share Definition: Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, KaOSx

The basic smb.conf is similar. Because I copy paste from my Debian to other distribution.

I made it that way
[Samba]
   path = /media/Works/Samba/
   available = yes
   valid users = epsi
   read only = no
   browseable = yes
   public = yes
   writeable = yes

# [homes]
#  read only = yes
#  create mask = 0700
#  directory mask = 0700
#  valid users = %S

Other Share Definitions

Off course you can add more share definitions, but the default setting is difference between distribution. For example, fedora and openSUSE use printer path, as /var/tmp rather than /var/spool/samba.

# [homes]
#  read only = yes
#  create mask = 0700
#  directory mask = 0700
#  valid users = %S

[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = no
   path = /var/spool/samba
   printable = yes
   guest ok = no
   read only = yes
   create mask = 0700

[print$]
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/printers
   browseable = yes
   read only = yes
   guest ok = no

Global Configuration

Fedora

I do not know why, but the default config is really short.

[global]
	workgroup = WORKGROUP
	security = user

	passdb backend = tdbsam

Have a look at the smb.conf config for Fedora:

I have an issue with SELinux in Fedora. The easiest workaround is simply to disable SELinux. However this quick-fix is considered bad practice.

Debian

Debian takes longer default cofig.

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   dns proxy = no

#### Networking ####

#### Debugging/Accounting ####
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 1000
   syslog = 0
   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

####### Authentication #######
   server role = standalone server
   passdb backend = tdbsam
   obey pam restrictions = yes
   unix password sync = yes

   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
   pam password change = yes

   map to guest = bad user

########## Domains ###########

############ Misc ############

   usershare allow guests = yes

Have a look at the smb.conf config for Debian:

KaOSx

Very similar with Debian. Except that I have to put netbios name, in order to work from local area network.

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   dns proxy = no

   netbios name = andalan

#### Networking ####

#### Debugging/Accounting ####
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 1000
   syslog = 0
   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

####### Authentication #######
   server role = standalone server
   passdb backend = tdbsam
   obey pam restrictions = yes
   unix password sync = yes
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
   pam password change = yes
   map to guest = bad user

########## Domains ###########

############ Misc ############

   usershare allow guests = yes

Have a look at the smb.conf config for KaOSx:

openSUSE

openSUSE has different beast of configuration. I also have to put netbios name.

[global]
	workgroup = WORKGROUP
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	printing = cups
	printcap name = cups
	printcap cache time = 750
	cups options = raw
	map to guest = Bad User
	include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
	logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
	logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
	logon drive = P:
	usershare allow guests = No
	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
	domain logons = No
	domain master = No
	ldap admin dn = 
	security = user
	wins server = 
	wins support = No
	
	netbios name = andalan

Have a look at the smb.conf config for openSUSE:


Real Life Access

Preparation

For each linux, add samba Password.

$ sudo smbpasswd -a epsi
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user epsi.

And check

$ sudo pdbedit -L
epsi:1000:Epsi Sayidina

Fedora

Check Service.

sudo systemctl status smb nmb

Check samba:

% smbtree
WORKGROUP
	\\ANDALAN        		Samba 4.8.1
		\\ANDALAN\IPC$           	IPC Service (Samba 4.8.1)
		\\ANDALAN\Samba 

Network: Fedora: smbtree

% smbclient -L localhost
Enter WORKGROUP\epsi's password: 

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	Samba           Disk      
	IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 4.8.1)
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------
	WORKGROUP 

Network: Fedora: smbclient

Access form Android:

Network: Android: Fedora SMB

Debian

Check Service.

$ sudo systemctl status smbd nmbd

Check samba:

$ smbtree
WORKGROUP
        \\ANDALAN                       Samba 4.7.7
                \\ANDALAN\IPC$                  IPC Service (Samba 4.7.7)
                \\ANDALAN\Samba          

Network: Debian: smbtree

$ smbclient -L localhost
WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
Enter WORKGROUP\epsi's password: 

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
	Samba           Disk      
	IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 4.7.4-Debian)
	HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1102 Printer   HP_LaserJet_Professional_P1102
	Deskjet_1510    Printer   Deskjet_1510
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------
	WORKGROUP        

Network: Debian: smbclient

Access form Android:

Network: Android: Debian SMB

KaOSx

% sudo systemctl status smbd nmbd

Check samba:

% smbtree 
WORKGROUP
        \\ANDALAN                       Samba 4.7.7
                \\ANDALAN\IPC$                  IPC Service (Samba 4.7.7)
                \\ANDALAN\Samba  

Network: KaOSx: smbtree

% smbclient -L localhost
WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
Enter WORKGROUP\epsi's password: 

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        Samba           Disk      
        IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 4.7.7)
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        WORKGROUP            ANDALAN

Network: KaOSx: smbclient

openSUSE

sudo systemctl status smb nmb

Check samba:

% smbtree
WORKGROUP
	\\ANDALAN        		Samba 4.6.13-git.72.2a684235f4112.1-SUSE-SLE_12-

Network: openSUSE: smbtree

% smbclient -L localhost
Enter WORKGROUP\epsi's password: 
Domain=[ANDALAN] OS=[Windows 6.1] Server=[Samba 4.6.13-git.72.2a684235f4112.1-SUSE-SLE_12-x86_64]

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	profiles        Disk      Network Profiles Service
	users           Disk      All users
	groups          Disk      All groups
	print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
	Samba           Disk      
	IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba 4.6.13-git.72.2a684235f4112.1-SUSE-SLE_12-x86_64)
	epsi            Disk      Home Directories
Domain=[ANDALAN] OS=[Windows 6.1] Server=[Samba 4.6.13-git.72.2a684235f4112.1-SUSE-SLE_12-x86_64]

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------
	WORKGROUP            ANDALAN

Network: openSUSE: smbclient

Access form Android:

Network: Android: openSUSE SMB


Conclusion

Finished. We are done with multiboot article series. Consider going back reading old article [ Multiboot: Setting up Partition ].


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