# apk add samba
This will be the directory that's shared to clients. You can create as many of these as you wish.
# mkdir /media/storage
# chmod 0777 /media/storage
Alpine provides an example configuration file located at /etc/samba/smb.conf. The following is a simple example to get you up and running.
Contents of /etc/samba/smb.conf
#to allow symlinks from everywhere
allow insecure wide links = yes
workgroup = WORKGROUP
dos charset = cp866
unix charset = utf-8
force user = username
# to follow symlinks
follow symlinks = yes
# to allow symlinks from outside
wide links = yes
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
path = /media/storage
Note: For each directory share, you'll need to add a subsection to smb.conf
Create a system user and Samba user
Create a user on the system. Create a Samba user. Give both users the same password.
# adduser username
# smbpasswd -a username
Configure the Samba service
Run these two commands to start the service on boot and to start the service right now.
# rc-update add samba
# rc-service samba start