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    A Walkthrough Request for Samba


    Hi!

    I have been trying to set-up samba in my Scientific Linux 6 and have googled for some guides but sad to say I was not able to succeed.

    I would appreciate if someone can edit these files for me so that I can see clearer how it's suppose to be done. Even though I have been an active member of LF for the past two years, I am a complete beginner when it comes to servers. Kindergarten perhaps.

    I have four machines at home and they are the ff:

    1) My laptop running on SL6.
    2) Another laptop running Windows 7.
    3) A Mac laptop (unix)
    4) And a PC running XP.

    These machines are networked through a router. 1, 2, and 3 being wireless and 4 is connected by cable.

    The reasons why I am wanting to do these are:

    1) To enjoy file sharing (media and docs) at home and eventually through the internet.
    2) To learn and understand samba. My first server adventure.
    3) To do this on SL6 since this is as close as I can get near Red Hat which I dream to use for livelihood in the future.

    Among other reasons

    Anyway, here it goes:

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ rpm -q samba
    samba-3.5.4-68.el6_0.2.i686
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
    # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
    # smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
    # here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
    # many!) most of which are not shown in this example
    #
    # For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba, 
    # read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
    #
    # Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the 
    # Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from: 
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
    #
    # Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
    # is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
    # for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
    # may wish to enable
    #
    # NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
    # to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
    #
    #---------------
    # SELINUX NOTES:
    #
    # If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
    #
    # If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
    #
    # If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
    # "samba-share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
    # Make sure not to do that on system directories as they may already have
    # been marked with othe SELinux labels.
    #
    # Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
    #
    # Set labels only on directories you created!
    # To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
    #
    # If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
    # following (read-only/read-write):
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
    # or
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
    #
    # If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
    # put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
    # allowed to run them.
    # Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux context
    # is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
    #
    #--------------
    #
    #======================= Global Settings =====================================
    	
    [global]
    	workgroup = MIDEARTH
            security = SHARE
    
    	
    # ----------------------- Netwrok Related Options -------------------------
    #
      workgroup = MIDEARTH
    #
    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    #
    # netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
    #
    # Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
    # If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
    # you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
    #
    # Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
    # specifiy it as a per share option as well
    #
    	workgroup = MYGROUP
    	server string = Samba Server Version %v
    	
    	netbios name = MYSERVER
    	
    ;	interfaces = lo eth0 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24 
    ;	hosts allow = 127. 192.168.12. 192.168.13.
    	
    # --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
    #
    # Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
    #
    # Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach
    	
    	# logs split per machine
    	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    	# max 50KB per log file, then rotate
    	max log size = 50
    	
    # ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
    #
    # Scurity can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    
    	security = user
    	passdb backend = tdbsam
    
    
    # ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
    #
    # Security must be set to domain or ads
    #
    # Use the realm option only with security = ads
    # Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    #
    # Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
    # use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
    # The argument list may include:
    #   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
    # or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
    #   password server = *
    	
    	
    ;	security = domain
    ;	passdb backend = tdbsam
    ;	realm = MY_REALM
    
    ;	password server = <NT-Server-Name>
    
    # ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
    #
    # Security must be set to user for domain controllers
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    #
    # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
    # allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
    # if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
    #
    # Domain Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations. 
    #
    # Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the client
    # You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
    #
    # Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
    #
    # Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
    # machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
    #
    ;	security = user
    ;	passdb backend = tdbsam
    	
    ;	domain master = yes 
    ;	domain logons = yes
    	
    	# the login script name depends on the machine name
    ;	logon script = %m.bat
    	# the login script name depends on the unix user used
    ;	logon script = %u.bat
    ;	logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
    	# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
    ;	logon path =          
    	
    ;	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
    ;	add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
    ;	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M -d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
    ;	delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
    ;	delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
    ;	delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"
    	
    	
    # ----------------------- Browser Control Options ----------------------------
    #
    # set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
    # browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
    #
    # OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
    # elections. The default value should be reasonable
    #
    # Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
    # and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
    ;	local master = no
    ;	os level = 33
    ;	preferred master = yes
    	
    #----------------------------- Name Resolution -------------------------------
    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    #
    # - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
    #
    # - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    #
    # - WINS Proxy: Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
    #   behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
    #   at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
    #
    # DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
    # via DNS nslookups.
    	
    ;	wins support = yes
    ;	wins server = w.x.y.z
    ;	wins proxy = yes
    	
    ;	dns proxy = yes
    	
    # --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
    #
    # Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
    # than setting them up individually
    #
    # Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
    # for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
    #
    # Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
    #
    # You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option
    	
    	load printers = yes
    	cups options = raw
    
    ;	printcap name = /etc/printcap
    	#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
    ;	printcap name = lpstat
    ;	printing = cups
    
    # --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
    #
    # The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
    # Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
    # user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
    # in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
    #
    # Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
    # makes them the default for all shares
    
    ;	map archive = no
    ;	map hidden = no
    ;	map read only = no
    ;	map system = no
    ;	store dos attributes = yes
    
    
    #============================ Share Definitions ==============================
    	
    [homes]
    	comment = Home Directories
    	browseable = no
    	writable = yes
    ;	valid users = %S
    ;	valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S
    	
    [printers]
    	comment = All Printers
    	path = /var/spool/samba
    	browseable = no
    	guest ok = no
    	writable = no
    	printable = yes
    	
    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
    ;	[netlogon]
    ;	comment = Network Logon Service
    ;	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
    ;	guest ok = yes
    ;	writable = no
    ;	share modes = no
    	
    	
    # Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
    # the default is to use the user's home directory
    ;	[Profiles]
    ;	path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
    ;	browseable = no
    ;	guest ok = yes
    	
    	
    # A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
    # the "staff" group
    ;	[public]
    ;	comment = Public Stuff
    ;	path = /home/samba
    ;	public = yes
    ;	writable = yes
    ;	printable = no
    ;	write list = +staff
    
    	[plans]
    		path = /plans
    		read only = Yes
    		guest ok = Yes
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    Thank you!

    regards,

    nujinini
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    I'd suggest that you try swat and/or webmin. Make a change in the GUI, then look at smb.conf to see what changed. Learn, repeat. You'll get there.

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    greyhairweenie!

    Thank you. I am googling some sites as I type. There's quite a lot.

    Do you think you can post some sites where a newbie like me can start to get my feet wet without drowning? so to speak.
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    I remember having a very similar problem (when I had a working Win machine!), and finding documentation is indeed tedious at best. Once I finally DID gather up a little info, I just tweaked and tweaked until finally it worked. Once you do get it working though, it's great!

    My setup was a Windows machine (can't recall the version) that was already connected to the internet. It had 2 NICs, one for the broadband and one out to the Linux machine. A little backwards, but I didn't feel like reconfiguring everything or getting a router. I had access to the drives, printers as well as the internet, all served up by Windoze!

    About the only thing you can do is search, search, search for docs and try different things until you get it. If I can do it, just about anyone can as I never touched a network until about 10 years ago and knew nothing except everything has an IP address!

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    nujinini, what username do you want the Samba user(s) to use when they try to log into samba?

    Is this the only location you want to share?

    [plans]
    path = /plans
    read only = Yes
    guest ok = Yes


    When you run the following command ls command on /plans what is the output?

    Code:
    ls –al /plans

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    lindylex!

    Greetings!

    ...what username do you want the Samba user(s) to use when they try to log into samba?
    Just for this time let's say I would like to use the username : FAMILYSAMBA


    Is this the only location you want to share?
    As of now, I would just like us to be sharing files from within our home network.


    [plans]
    path = /plans
    read only = Yes
    guest ok = Yes


    When you run the following command ls command on /plans what is the output?

    Code:
    ls –al /plans
    [/QUOTE]

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ ls -al /plans
    total 8
    drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root 4096 Apr 17 13:57 .
    dr-xr-xr-x. 28 root root 4096 Apr 22 22:37 ..
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    Thanks!

    regards,

    nujinini
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    You might have to add the user “FAMILYSAMBA” as a user on the Linux computer. I recommend adding the user as a Samba user before you add them to the Linux server. You might not need to add them to the Linux server.

    Add the user “FAMILYSAMBA” to Samba. This is going to be a case sensitive login from Windows also.
    Code:
    smbpasswd -a FAMILYSAMBA
    Restart or reload Samba using one of the following.
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/smb reload
    or
    Code:
    service smb restart

    Currently the directory /plans only root can write to it. You might want to change the permission to that folder.


    I changed the /plans directory to allow the user "FAMILYSAMBA" to write and browse that directory. That will only work if you change the permission to the directory using.

    Code:
    chmod –r 0775 /plans

    Code:
    # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
    # smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
    # here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
    # many!) most of which are not shown in this example
    #
    # For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba, 
    # read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
    #
    # Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the 
    # Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from: 
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
    #
    # Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
    # is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
    # for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
    # may wish to enable
    #
    # NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
    # to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
    #
    #---------------
    # SELINUX NOTES:
    #
    # If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
    #
    # If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
    # setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
    #
    # If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
    # "samba-share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
    # Make sure not to do that on system directories as they may already have
    # been marked with othe SELinux labels.
    #
    # Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
    #
    # Set labels only on directories you created!
    # To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
    #
    # If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
    # following (read-only/read-write):
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
    # or
    # setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
    #
    # If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
    # put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
    # allowed to run them.
    # Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux context
    # is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
    #
    #--------------
    #
    #======================= Global Settings =====================================
    	
    [global]
    	workgroup = MIDEARTH
            security = SHARE
    
    	
    # ----------------------- Netwrok Related Options -------------------------
    #
      workgroup = MIDEARTH
    #
    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    #
    # netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
    #
    # Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
    # If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
    # you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
    #
    # Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
    # specifiy it as a per share option as well
    #
    	workgroup = MYGROUP
    	server string = Samba Server Version %v
    	
    	netbios name = MYSERVER
    	
    ;	interfaces = lo eth0 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24 
    ;	hosts allow = 127. 192.168.12. 192.168.13.
    	
    # --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
    #
    # Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
    #
    # Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach
    	
    	# logs split per machine
    	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    	# max 50KB per log file, then rotate
    	max log size = 50
    	
    # ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
    #
    # Scurity can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    
    	security = user
    	passdb backend = tdbsam
    
    
    # ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
    #
    # Security must be set to domain or ads
    #
    # Use the realm option only with security = ads
    # Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    #
    # Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
    # use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
    # The argument list may include:
    #   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
    # or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
    #   password server = *
    	
    	
    ;	security = domain
    ;	passdb backend = tdbsam
    ;	realm = MY_REALM
    
    ;	password server = <NT-Server-Name>
    
    # ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
    #
    # Security must be set to user for domain controllers
    #
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    #
    # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
    # allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
    # if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
    #
    # Domain Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations. 
    #
    # Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the client
    # You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
    #
    # Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
    #
    # Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
    # machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
    #
    ;	security = user
    ;	passdb backend = tdbsam
    	
    ;	domain master = yes 
    ;	domain logons = yes
    	
    	# the login script name depends on the machine name
    ;	logon script = %m.bat
    	# the login script name depends on the unix user used
    ;	logon script = %u.bat
    ;	logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
    	# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
    ;	logon path =          
    	
    ;	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
    ;	add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
    ;	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M -d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
    ;	delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
    ;	delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
    ;	delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"
    	
    	
    # ----------------------- Browser Control Options ----------------------------
    #
    # set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
    # browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
    #
    # OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
    # elections. The default value should be reasonable
    #
    # Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
    # and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
    ;	local master = no
    ;	os level = 33
    ;	preferred master = yes
    	
    #----------------------------- Name Resolution -------------------------------
    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    #
    # - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
    #
    # - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    #
    # - WINS Proxy: Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
    #   behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
    #   at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
    #
    # DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
    # via DNS nslookups.
    	
    ;	wins support = yes
    ;	wins server = w.x.y.z
    ;	wins proxy = yes
    	
    ;	dns proxy = yes
    	
    # --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
    #
    # Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
    # than setting them up individually
    #
    # Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
    # for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
    #
    # Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
    #
    # You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option
    	
    	load printers = yes
    	cups options = raw
    
    ;	printcap name = /etc/printcap
    	#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
    ;	printcap name = lpstat
    ;	printing = cups
    
    # --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
    #
    # The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
    # Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
    # user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
    # in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
    #
    # Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
    # makes them the default for all shares
    
    ;	map archive = no
    ;	map hidden = no
    ;	map read only = no
    ;	map system = no
    ;	store dos attributes = yes
    
    
    #============================ Share Definitions ==============================
    	
    [homes]
    	comment = Home Directories
    	browseable = no
    	writable = yes
    ;	valid users = %S
    ;	valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S
    	
    [printers]
    	comment = All Printers
    	path = /var/spool/samba
    	browseable = no
    	guest ok = no
    	writable = no
    	printable = yes
    	
    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
    ;	[netlogon]
    ;	comment = Network Logon Service
    ;	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
    ;	guest ok = yes
    ;	writable = no
    ;	share modes = no
    	
    	
    # Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
    # the default is to use the user's home directory
    ;	[Profiles]
    ;	path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
    ;	browseable = no
    ;	guest ok = yes
    	
    	
    # A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
    # the "staff" group
    ;	[public]
    ;	comment = Public Stuff
    ;	path = /home/samba
    ;	public = yes
    ;	writable = yes
    ;	printable = no
    ;	write list = +staff
    
    	[plans]
    		comment=plans files
    		path = /plans
    		guest ok = Yes
    		browseable=yes
    		writable=yes
    		valid users=FAMILYSAMBA

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    lindylex

    Thanks for your reply!

    I didn't continue with the rest of the commands since I seem to have hit a bump

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -
    Password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# smbpasswd -a FAMILYSAMBA
    New SMB password:
    Retype new SMB password:
    Failed to add entry for user FAMILYSAMBA.
    [root@localhost ~]#
    nujinini
    Linux User #489667

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    Try adding the user to the Linux system.

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    Linux Engineer nujinini's Avatar
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    That worked

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -c 'useradd FAMILYSAMBA' 
    Password: 
    
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -c 'smbpasswd -a FAMILYSAMBA' 
    Password: 
    New SMB password: 
    Retype new SMB password: 
    Added user FAMILYSAMBA
    
    [jun@localhost ~]$ ls /home
    FAMILYSAMBA  jun

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ /etc/init.d/smb reload
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -c '/etc/init.d/smb reload'
    Password: 
    Reloading smb.conf file:                                   [FAILED]
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -c 'service smb restart'
    Password: 
    Shutting down SMB services:                                [FAILED]
    Starting SMB services:                                     [  OK  ]
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    Encountered another bump here

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -c 'chmod -r 0775 /plans'
    Password: 
    chmod: cannot access `0775': No such file or directory
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    FWIW I already edited my smb.conf to:

    Code:
    [plans]
                    comment=plans files
    		path = /plans
    		guest ok = Yes
                    browseable=yes
                    writable=yes
                    valid users=FAMILYSAMBA
    nujinini
    Linux User #489667

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