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    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    How to create samba share in Linux

    Samba server is used as a Domain Controller as well as creating network share which can be used to transfer data between windows and Linux.

    NOTE: Make sure you take a backup of all the configuration files before making any changes

    Prerequisites:
    Make sure you have samba package in your machine
    # rpm -qa | grep samba
    samba-client-3.5.10-125.el6.i686
    samba4-libs-4.0.0-23.alpha11.el6.i686
    samba-common-3.5.10-125.el6.i686
    samba-winbind-clients-3.5.10-125.el6.i686
    samba-3.5.10-125.el6.i686

    If the samba package is not there in your system then you can install it using
    # yum -y install samba

    To make a samba share accessible for any user# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf
    (remove all the lines and make the following entry)
    security = share
    workgroup = EXAMPLE
    hosts allow 127. 10.10.10. 192.168.0.

    [profiles]
    path = /profiles
    share modes = yes
    guest only = yes
    browseable = yes
    writable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    create mode = 0777
    directory mode = 0777

    Check your firewall and selinux settings settings as in my case I have disabled both.
    # service iptables stop
    You will have to restart your machine after making changes in selinux config file
    # vi /etc/selinux/config
    # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
    # SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
    # enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
    # permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
    # disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
    SELINUX=disabled
    # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
    # targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
    # mls - Multi Level Security protection.
    SELINUXTYPE=targeted

    Restart the samba server services
    # service smb restart
    # service nmb restart

    Try to access your samba share using your windows client





    In my case the server IP is 10.10.10.19

    To make a samba share accessible for predefined user (deepak)# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf
    (remove all the lines and make the following entry)
    security = user
    workgroup = EXAMPLE
    hosts allow 127. 10.10.10. 192.168.0.

    [profiles]
    path = /profiles
    writable = yes
    create mode = 0770
    directory mode = 0770
    share modes = yes
    guest ok = no
    valid users = deepak

    Assigning samba password to any user
    # smbpasswd -a (username)
    New SMB password:
    Retype new SMB password:

    # service smb restart
    # service nmb restart

    Try to access your samba share using your windows client




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    1 comments:

    1. I was struggling from log time for this
      This was really helpful..Thanks again deepak

      ReplyDelete