Samba Standalone Server on openSUSE 13.1 With tdbsam Backend


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This tutorial will describe how to install and configure samba standalone server with tdbsam backend on openSUSE 13.1.

Install Samba with following command:

linux-tm5y:~ # zypper install cups-libs samba
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'cups-libs' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'cups-libs-1.5.4-12.1.3.i586'. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...
The following packages are going to be upgraded:
libdcerpc-binding0 libdcerpc0 libgensec0 libndr-krb5pac0 libndr-nbt0 libndr-standard0 libndr0 libnetapi0 libpdb0 libregistry0 libsamba-credentials0
libsamba-hostconfig0 libsamba-util0 libsamdb0 libsmbclient-raw0 libsmbclient0 libsmbconf0 libsmbldap0 libtevent-util0 libwbclient0 samba
samba-client samba-libs
23 packages to upgrade.
Overall download size: 8.5 MiB. After the operation, additional 7.9 KiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y):

Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf  file and make sure you have this in global section.

workgroup = WORKGROUP
passdb backend = tdbsam
security = user
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
map to guest = Bad User
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
logon drive = P:
usershare allow guests = Yes

Enable and start Samba Service.

linux-tm5y:/etc/samba # /etc/init.d/smb start
redirecting to systemctl start smb
linux-tm5y:/etc/samba # chkconfig smb on

Add common samba shares for all users.

mkdir -p /home/allusers
chown -R root:users /home/allusers/
chmod -R ug+rwx,o+rx-w /home/allusers/

Edit users category in samb.conf as shown below.

comment = All Users
path = /home/allusers
valid users = @users
force group = users
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
writable = yes

Edit home category in smb.conf as shown below.

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
valid users = %S
writable = yes
create mask = 0700
directory mask = 0700

Restart samba to activate the changes.

linux-tm5y:/etc/samba # /etc/init.d/smb restart
redirecting to systemctl restart smb

Add Unix user pirat9 and add it to group Users.

 useradd -m pirat9 -G users

Set user password.

passwd pirat9
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Make Samba user password.

smbpasswd -a pirat9
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user pirat9.

Check  if  the port samba 445 is  listening.

netstat -an | grep 445
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 :::445 :::* LISTEN
linux-tm5y:/etc/samba #

Done!  Lets connect to Samba Server from Windows \\IP\allusers of  \\IP\homes.


Good Luck!