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Samba Share for Beginners – Video

I noticed I have never posted a video in my blog. So, here is one that may help you setup Samba if you’re new to Samba Shares.

How to create Samba (Windows) shares in Linux. Step by step examples to create shares with and without authentication, as well as a network share RecycleBin.

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Set SMB user password:

~$ sudo smbpasswd -a user1

Map local accounts to smbusers:

~$ sudo nano /etc/samba/smbusers

Samba documentation:
https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/smb.conf.5.html

/etc/samba/smb.conf sample configuration:

#============== Global Settings ====================
[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
server string = File Server
netbios name = COMPUTER_NAME
security = user
encrypt passwords = true
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
map to guest = bad user
guest account = nobody
dns proxy = no
force user = user1
force group = sambashare
# ============= Enable the recycle bin ==============
vfs object = recycle
recycle:repository = /home/user1/Shares/recyclebin/%U
recycle:touch = Yes
recycle:keeptree = Yes
recycle:versions = Yes
recycle:noversions = *.tmp,*.temp,*.o,*.obj,*.TMP,*.TEMP
recycle:exclude = *.tmp,*.temp,*.o,*.obj,~$*,*.~??,~*.*,*.TMP,*.TEMP,lock.*,.~lock.*,LOCK.*,*.lock,*.~lock,*.LNK,*.lnk,*.ldb
recycle:excludedir = /recyclebin,/tmp,/temp,/TMP,/TEMP
[RecycleBin]
path = /home/user1/Shares/recyclebin
browsable = no
public = no
writable = yes
#============== Share Definitions ===================
[Guests]
comment = Guest Network Share
path = /home/user1/Shares/guests
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
[homes]
comment = Home Directories
path = /home/%S
browseable = yes
valid users = %U
writable = yes
force user = %U
force group = %U
[Public]
comment = Public Users Share
path = /home/user1/Shares/public
valid users = %U
write list = %U
browsable = yes
guest ok = no
writable = yes
[Private]
comment = Private Share
path = /home/user1/Shares/private-share/
browsable = yes
guest ok = no
read list = @sambashare
write list = user1

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