In this section, I'll walk you through setting up your very own Samba file server. I'll also go over a sample configuration to get you started so that you can add your own shares.
First, we'll need to make sure that the
samba package is installed on our server:
# apt-get install samba
When you install the
samba package, you'll have a new daemon installed on your server,
smbd daemon will be automatically started and enabled for you. You'll also be provided a default configuration file for Samba, located at
/etc/samba/smb.conf. For now, I recommend stopping Samba since we have yet to configure it:
# systemctl stop smbd
On older servers, you can stop Samba with the following command (note that the ...