Working Samba Config for Red Hat 8.0

From a Red Hat 8.0 Samba Server. Location: /etc/samba/smb.conf.

The text in blue represents the parts from Webmin which were edited. Of course, anything in this file is fair game, to be edited within VI / VIM, or any editor.
# 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


# 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 =====================================


log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

load printers = yes

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192

obey pam restrictions = yes

wins server =

null passwords = yes

encrypt passwords = yes

dns proxy = no

writeable = yes

printing = lprng

default = homes

unix password sync = Yes

printcap name = /etc/printcap

security = user

preferred master = no

max log size = 0

pam password change = yes

[Linux Dave]

path = /home/dave

comment = Home Dir Samba Share

valid users = %S

public = yes

create mode = 0664

directory mode = 0775


comment = All Printers

path = /var/spool/samba

browseable = no

# Set public = yes to allow user ‘guest account’ to print

guest ok = no

writable = no

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 = yes

; 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 = /home/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/local/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

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