Work in progress

This tutorial is a work in progress. Expect it to contain errors.

Relevant samba.conf entries

The /etc/samba.conf file has a huge array of configuration options. The following are suggested for small office setups.

workgroup = OFFICE.LAN
server string = Samba Server Version %v

# Add the IPs / subnets allowed acces to the server in general.
# The following allows local and 192.168.*.* access
hosts allow = 127. 192.168.

# log files split per-machine:
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
# enable the following line to debug:
# log level =3
# maximum size of 50KB per log file, then rotate:
max log size = 50

# Security options
security = ads
encrypt passwords = yes
passdb backend = tdbsam
realm = OFFICE.LAN

# Printers - note that we will change this when we install CUPS for the domain
load printers = no
cups options = raw

     comment = Printer Drivers Share 
     path = /var/lib/samba/drivers 
     write list = @"admins@office.lan" 
     printer admin = @"admins@office.lan" 

# This stops an annoying message from appearing in logs
printcap name = /dev/null

# Setting up shares
     comment = Shared documents drive
     path = /shared/Documents
     public = no
     writable = yes
     guest ok = no
     valid users = @"users@office.lan"

     comment = Shared media drive
     path = /shared/Media
     public = no
     writable = yes
     guest ok = no
     valid users = @"users@office.lan"

SmallBusinessServer/SAMBA/Advanced_Configuration (last edited 2021-04-01 00:39:03 by 5g3-steven-7tv)