Setting up a Samba server

From Alpine Linux


Install packages:

# apk add samba

Create a share directory

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

Create smb.conf

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

# /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] #to allow symlinks from everywhere allow insecure wide links = yes workgroup = WORKGROUP dos charset = cp866 unix charset = utf-8 force user = username [storage] # 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