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Samba Server Configuration

Samba Server Configuration

Samba Server
Samba Server

1. Server IP address is 192.168.0.254 and machine name is SERVER1.

2. Windows machine IP address is 192.168.0.2 and machine name is client2.

3. Firewall Should be disabled.

#chkconfig iptables off
#service iptables stop
#chkconfig ip6tables off
#service ip6tables stop
4. To check if all rpms required for samba are installed or not.
#rpm –qa | grep samba
Samba-
Samba-common-
Samba-client-
System-config-samba-

5. If not, install it using
#rpm –ivh samba

6. Copy the original configuration file as smb.conf.bck
#cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba.conf.bck
(This will keep a backup copy of your configuration file.)

7. Now edit the configuration file
#vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

8. To share home directory edit this part of /etc/samba/smb.conf
[homes]
comment=Home directories
browseable =no
writable=yes

9. To share printer edit this part of /etc/samba/smb.conf
[printers]
comment = All printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no

10. To configure share called IHNCSHARE edit this part of /etc/samba/smb.conf
[IHNC’s share]
comment = Testing Samba Server
path = /samba
valid users = user1, user2

11. Save he file with wq:

12. To check your configuration file type testparm
#testparm

13. Create two samba users user1 and user2
useradd user1
useradd user2

14. Create smbpassword for both the users
smbpasswd –a user1
smbpasswd –a user2

15. Now you stop/start the samba services
#service smb stop
#service smb start

16. To see what is shared from your server through samba for a particular user
#smbclient -L server1 –U user1 or smbclient –L //192.168.0.1 –U user1

17. To see what is shared for a particular host
#smbclient –L mac2

18. Now, permanently make samba server on
#chkconfig smb on

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