I'm trying to setup a public share with Samba so I can stream my music files from my Ubuntu 14.04 server to my Sonos soundsystem. Been trying to crack this one for a couple of hours, but unfortunately no success. I've set the following share in smb.conf:
[global] security = user map to guest = bad user guest account = nobody ; interfaces = lo p2p1 ; bind interfaces only = true [public] comment = Public Share path = /export/storage browseable = yes read only = yes guest only = yes guest ok = yes
The output in
testparm looks good at first sight, but both the browseable & read only setting aren't visible:
[global] server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) server role = standalone server map to guest = Bad User obey pam restrictions = Yes pam password change = Yes passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . unix password sync = Yes syslog = 0 log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 dns proxy = No usershare allow guests = Yes panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d idmap config * : backend = tdb >>> not using printers / nor touched the settings, hence the skip <<< [public] comment = Public Share path = /export/storage guest only = Yes guest ok = Yes ------END-------
Basically, both the
browseable = yes and
read only = yes aren't showing up. Have a funny feeling that this is causing my other devices in the Network not being able to connect to the samba share directory.
More specifically, I can add
smb://192.168.0.xxx/export/storage and my Mac will recognize the server and try to connect. But when I try to login as a guest user, it doesn't make the connection and tells me to contact the system administrator, which is funny in its own way... ;-)
Tried to connect with other devices and have the same problem. On a foot note, set up a NFS server earlier today and have no problems whatsoever connecting devices to the same 'shared' directory.
Really struggling with this one, any help or point into the right direction is much appreciated.