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This is more a ready code than a tutorial, so I'll just paste the smb.conf and teach how to add dirs. ""Remember to do this on a trusted net enviroment"" - But you can always add unstrusted domains with the directive "hosts deny = domainip"



# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of

  • workgroup = MSHOME

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field

  • server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section: # WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its 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

# This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.

  • dns proxy = Yes

# What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names # to IP addresses ; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

# llbra Settings

  • revalidate = No guest account = nobody browse list = Yes security = SHARE interfaces = eth0, wins server = Yes wins support = Yes guest ok = Yes public = yes

# This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine # that connects

  • log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).

  • max log size = 1000

# If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following # parameter to 'yes'. ; syslog only = no

# We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything # should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log # through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.

  • syslog = 0

# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace

  • panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

# "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account # in this server for every user accessing the server. See # /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/ServerType.html in the samba-doc # package for details. ; security = user

# You may wish to use password encryption. See the section on # 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling. ; encrypt passwords = true

# If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what # password database type you are using. ; passdb backend = tdbsam guest

; obey pam restrictions = yes

; guest account = nobody ; invalid users = root

# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix # password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the # passdb is changed. ; unix password sync = no

# For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the following # parameters must be set (thanks to Augustin Luton <> for # sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Potato). ; passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u ; passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .

# This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes # when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in # 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'. ; pam password change = no

# If you want to automatically load your printer list rather # than setting them up individually then you'll need this ; load printers = yes

# lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the # printcap file ; printing = bsd ; printcap name = /etc/printcap

# CUPS printing. See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the # cupsys-client package. ; printing = cups ; printcap name = cups

# When using [print$], root is implicitly a 'printer admin', but you can # also give this right to other users to add drivers and set printer # properties ; printer admin = @ntadmin

# Name mangling options ; preserve case = yes ; short preserve case = yes

# 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 ; include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance. # See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/speed.html # for details # You may want to add the following on a Linux system: # SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

  • socket options = TCP_NODELAY

# The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup package # installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are # working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba. ; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If this # machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you # must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is recommended. ; domain master = auto

# Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges # for something else.) ; idmap uid = 10000-20000 ; idmap gid = 10000-20000 ; template shell = /bin/bash

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

;wins support = no [homes]

  • comment = Home Directories browseable = no

# By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next # parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.

  • writable = no

# File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to # create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.

  • create mask = 0700

# Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to # create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.

  • directory mask = 0700

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.) ;[netlogon] ; comment = Network Logon Service ; path = /home/samba/netlogon ; guest ok = yes ; writable = no ; share modes = no


  • comment = All Printers browseable = no path = /tmp printable = yes public = no writable = no create mode = 0700

# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable # printer drivers [print$]

  • comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers browseable = yes read only = yes guest ok = no

# Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers. # Replace 'ntadmin' with the name of the group your admin users are # members of. ; write list = root, @ntadmin

# A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others. ;[cdrom] ; comment = Samba server's CD-ROM ; writable = no ; locking = no ; path = /cdrom ; public = yes

# The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the # cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain # an entry like this: # # /dev/scd0 /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user 0 0 # # The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the # # If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD # is mounted on /cdrom # ; preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom ; postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom


For each diretory add somethig like this in the "smb.conf":

1. Example with dir "mp3"

[mp3] path = /opt/mp3 available = yes browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes create mask = 0777 hide dot files = No dos filetime resolution = Yes guest ok = yes revalidate = No browse list = Yes

2. Dir xxx

[dirx] path = /home/lucas/xxx path = /opt/mp3 available = yes browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes create mask = 0750 hide dot files = No dos filetime resolution = Yes guest ok = yes revalidate = No browse list = Yes

The dir options depends on the real file permission. If I set a file in mp3 to 0700 it wouldn't be readable for anyone in the local net.