• xfce samba does not work and needs too much configuration

    After installing thunar-shares-plugin, it didn’t worked:

    1. /etc/samba/smb.conf wasn’t installed by default
    2. smbtree returns nothing even there is a windows 10 machine in the network and visible by my anroid phone
    3. i have to run sudo systemctl restart smbd.service nmbd.service to start smbd and nmbd services
    4. after running sudo systemctl restart smbd.service nmbd.service only the samba network that i have created lists on network:/// in thunar, also my android phone can’t find it
    5. smb4k can’t find any networks:
      i have lost 4-5 hours and i am unpleasant,
  • do you read this?


    mainly for GNOME desktop but should do the job under xfce4 also.

  • @joekamprad i couldn’t do this part:

    select to OFF Sharing Personal Files on Sharing under System Settings…
    System Settings --> Sharing --> Sharing Personal Files --> OFF

    uncomment following line in etc/samba/smb.conf file under [global] settings section…
    include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

    include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m wasn’t in the file so i added

    then you must enable on firewall following ports related to nmbd service:
    137/udp to everyone
    138/udp to everyone

    i just disabled firewall like that:

    For now my terminal log is:

    [[email protected] ~]$ ls /etc/samba
    private  smb.conf  smbusers
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl stop samba smbd nmbd
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo pacman -Ss samba nautilus-share gnome-user-share
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo groupadd -r sambashare
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/samba/usershare
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo chown root:sambashare /var/lib/samba/usershare
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo chmod 1770 /var/lib/samba/usershare
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo pdbedit -L -v
    Unix username:        utku
    NT username:          
    Account Flags:        [U          ]
    User SID:             S-1-5-21-476281612-3420291294-2787324625-1000
    Primary Group SID:    S-1-5-21-476281612-3420291294-2787324625-513
    Full Name:            utku,,,,
    Home Directory:       \\utku\utku
    HomeDir Drive:        
    Logon Script:         
    Profile Path:         \\utku\utku\profile
    Domain:               UTKU
    Account desc:         
    Munged dial:          
    Logon time:           0
    Logoff time:          Çrş, 06 Şub 2036 18:06:39 +03
    Kickoff time:         Çrş, 06 Şub 2036 18:06:39 +03
    Password last set:    Prş, 01 Şub 2018 21:06:43 +03
    Password can change:  Prş, 01 Şub 2018 21:06:43 +03
    Password must change: never
    Last bad password   : 0
    Bad password count  : 0
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo gpasswd -a utku sambashare
    utku kullanıcısı sambashare grubuna ekleniyor
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
    [[email protected] ~]$ systemctl is-enabled samba
    [[email protected] ~]$ systemctl is-enabled smbd
    [[email protected] ~]$ systemctl is-enabled nmbd
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl enable samba
    Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/samba.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/samba.service.
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl enable smbd
    Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/smbd.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/smbd.service.
    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl enable nmbd
    Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/nmbd.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/nmbd.service.
    [[email protected] ~]$ pacman -Ss gufw
    community/gufw 18.04.0-1 [kurulu]
        Uncomplicated way to manage your Linux firewall
    [[email protected] ~]$ systemctl is-enabled ufw
    [[email protected] ~]$ gufw


    # 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. This may be obtained from:
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
    # Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the 
    # Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from: 
    #  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
    # Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
    # is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
    # for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
    # may wish to enable
    # NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
    # to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
    #======================= Global Settings =====================================
    include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m
    # workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
       workgroup = WORKGROUP
    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
       server string = Samba Server
    usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershare
    usershare max shares = 100
    usershare allow guests = yes
    usershare owner only = yes
    # Server role. Defines in which mode Samba will operate. Possible
    # values are "standalone server", "member server", "classic primary
    # domain controller", "classic backup domain controller", "active
    # directory domain controller".
    # Most people will want "standalone server" or "member server".
    # Running as "active directory domain controller" will require first
    # running "samba-tool domain provision" to wipe databases and create a
    # new domain.
       server role = standalone server
    # This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
    # connections to machines which are on your local network. The
    # following example restricts access to two C class networks and
    # the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
    # the smb.conf man page
    ;   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.
    # Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
    # otherwise the user "nobody" is used
    ;  guest account = pcguest
    # this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
    # that connects
       log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
    # Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
       max log size = 50
    # Specifies the Kerberos or Active Directory realm the host is part of
    ;   realm = MY_REALM
    # Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
    # use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
    # compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
    ;   passdb backend = tdbsam
    # Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
    # on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
    # of the machine that is connecting.
    # Note: Consider carefully the location in the configuration file of
    #       this line.  The included file is read at that point.
    ;   include = /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf.%m
    # Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
    # If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
    # here. See the man page for details.
    ;   interfaces = 
    # Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
    #        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
    #        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
    ;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
    ;   wins support = yes
    # WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    #	Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    ;   wins server = w.x.y.z
    # WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
    # behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
    # at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
    ;   wins proxy = yes
    # DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
    # via DNS nslookups. The default is NO.
       dns proxy = no 
    # These scripts are used on a domain controller or stand-alone 
    # machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
    ;  add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd %u
    ;  add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
    ;  add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c Machine -d /dev/null -s /bin/false %u
    ;  delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel %u
    ;  delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/deluser %u %g
    ;  delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
    #============================ Share Definitions ==============================
       comment = Home Directories
       browseable = yes
       writable = yes
    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
    ; [netlogon]
    ;   comment = Network Logon Service
    ;   path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
    ;   guest ok = yes
    ;   writable = no
    ;   share modes = no
    # Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
    # the default is to use the user's home directory
    ;    path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
    ;    browseable = no
    ;    guest ok = yes
    # NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to 
    # specifically define each individual printer
       comment = All Printers
       path = /usr/spool/samba
       browseable = no
    # Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
       guest ok = yes
       writable = yes
       printable = yes
    # This one is useful for people to share files
    ;   comment = Temporary file space
    ;   path = /tmp
    ;   read only = no
    ;   public = yes
    # A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
    # the "staff" group
    ;   comment = Public Stuff
    ;   path = /home/samba
    ;   public = yes
    ;   writable = no
    ;   printable = no
    ;   write list = @staff
    # Other examples. 
    # A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
    # home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
    # wherever it is.
    ;   comment = Fred's Printer
    ;   valid users = fred
    ;   path = /homes/fred
    ;   printer = freds_printer
    ;   public = no
    ;   writable = no
    ;   printable = yes
    # A private directory, usable only by fred. Note that fred requires write
    # access to the directory.
    ;   comment = Fred's Service
    ;   path = /usr/somewhere/private
    ;   valid users = fred
    ;   public = no
    ;   writable = yes
    ;   printable = no
    # a service which has a different directory for each machine that connects
    # this allows you to tailor configurations to incoming machines. You could
    # also use the %U option to tailor it by user name.
    # The %m gets replaced with the machine name that is connecting.
    ;  comment = PC Directories
    ;  path = /usr/pc/%m
    ;  public = no
    ;  writable = yes
    # A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
    # created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
    # any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
    # directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
    # be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.
    ;   path = /usr/somewhere/else/public
    ;   public = yes
    ;   only guest = yes
    ;   writable = yes
    ;   printable = no
    # The following two entries demonstrate how to share a directory so that two
    # users can place files there that will be owned by the specific users. In this
    # setup, the directory should be writable by both users and should have the
    # sticky bit set on it to prevent abuse. Obviously this could be extended to
    # as many users as required.
    ;   comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
    ;   path = /usr/somewhere/shared
    ;   valid users = mary fred
    ;   public = no
    ;   writable = yes
    ;   printable = no
    ;   create mask = 0765

    i will reboot and test, thanks for the help 👍

  • @joekamprad thanks for the awesome support, now i can see from my adroid phone and i can use thunder to share folders
    Also smb4k works now

  • @tuxutku fantastik !

    I do get it working with the wiki entry too before… and adding some more details to it.
    Will add “working for xfce” to it with the hint that yo do not need :

    select to OFF Sharing Personal Files on Sharing under System Settings…
    System Settings --> Sharing --> Sharing Personal Files --> OFF

    And thanks for the detailed info you give back here!!!

  • @joekamprad i was installing antergos to my cousins computer and i am noticed that gvfs-smb package is required to mount (enter) samba folders (starting with smb:// in thunar), after doing all the steps and installing nautilus-share, gnome-user-share and thunar-shares-plugin; gvfs-smb wasn’t installed and thunar couldn’t accessed to samba folders
    İ had to install gvfs-smb manualy and after that everything is worked.

  • @tuxutku said in xfce samba does not work and needs too much configuration:


    thanks for reporting! i will add this to the wiki!

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