My /etc/samba/smb.conf is# 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.
I've read several threads regarding the setup and use of Samba, and Samba has always been working fine until recently. I didn't change anything, but for some reason, it appears that Samba only resolves hosts on the default "Workgroup" workgroup. However, the /etc/samba/smb.conf file is setup to use a different workgroup.
I am trying to get a Samba file server running at home and every guide I find makes this look straight forward. The problem is that the Samba configuration directory is read only and I cannot change this so cannot configure Samba :(
1. I have selected Samba as an option installing Ubuntu 12.04 Server
2. I have tried to configure the smb.conf using nano but cannot write due to read only.
I have been using the following, completely insecure version of Samba forever and it has served me well for all versions of Samba I've used to date. Today I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 opting to install Samba at time of installation. This resulting in Samba 3.6.3 getting installed.
I'm trying to share a folder with samba with my windows 7 netbook, and it keeps asking for a username and password. I've made a number of changes to smb.conf in line with various suggestions I've seen, but none of them seem to help. Here is my smb.conf file
# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
# This is the main Samba configuration file.
smb4k indeed looks like the simplest of solutions. While starting successfully, it complains of the /etc/samba/smb.conf missing. If presented with the empty smb.conf, it crashes. If presented with the default smb.conf, it won't show all the shares.What could be the minimal samba client configuration?