Install Samba and Configure

What is Samba?

Samba -

Samba is open-source software that runs on Unix/Linux based platforms but is able to communicate with other Operating systems like Windows clients a native application. Samba is based on the common client/server protocol of Server Message Block (SMB) and Common Internet File System (CIFS). So Samba is able to provide this service by providing the Common Internet File System (CIFS).

How to setup the samba server

How to Install Samba in Centos

[root@server samba_user]# yum install -y samba samba-commons cups-libs policycoreutils-python samba-client

Add Group for Samba

[root@server samba_user]# groupadd samba_group

Add User for Samba

[root@server samba_user]# useradd samba_user
[root@server samba_user]# usermod -G samba_group samba_user
[root@server samba_user]# smbpasswd -a samba_user

Change the SELinux security context

[root@server samba_user]# chcon -R -t samba_share_t /samba_user/
[root@server samba_user]# semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t /samba_user/
[root@server samba_user]# setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on

Configure Firewall

[root@server samba_user]# firewall-cmd --permanent --add-rich-rule=‘rule family=“ipv4” source address=“” service name=“samba” log prefix=“samba” level=“info” limit value=“1/m” accept’

[root@server samba_user]# firewall-cmd --reload

Edit Samba configuration file to add specific Directory into Samba

Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf file

[root@server samba_user]# cd /etc/samba/

Before Editing Samba configuration File take a backup

[root@server samba_user]# cp -p smb.conf smb.conf.orig
[root@server samba_user]# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

comment = shared-directory
path = /home/samba_user
public = no
valid users = samba_user, @samba_group
writable = yes
browseable = yes
create mask = 0765

Now start and Enable the Samba Server

[root@server samba_user]# systemctl start smb.service

[root@server samba_user]# systemctl enable smb.service

Use below command to connect Samba in Ubuntu


Install Samba and Configure 1

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For Windows


Terminal command to connect to Samba Server

smbclient -L \ -U test

Allow the network to connect with Samba Server

[root@server samba_user]# vim /etc/samba/smb.conf

interfaces = lo enp0s8
hosts allow = 127. 192.168.56.

workgroup = MYGROUP

[root@server samba_user]# vi /etc/services

netbios-ns 137/tcp # netbios name service
netbios-ns 137/udp # netbios name service
netbios-dgm 138/tcp # netbios datagram service
netbios-dgm 138/udp # netbios datagram service
netbios-ssn 139/tcp # netbios session service
netbios-ssn 139/udp # netbios session service

[root@server samba_user]# systemctl start smb.service
[root@server samba_user]# systemctl start nmb.service

[root@server samba_user]# systemctl enable smb.service
[root@server samba_user]# systemctl enable nmb.service


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