For those who have been following the issues around Samba suddenly breaking upon upgrade, I’ve now got to the bottom of it. I’ve updated the original post with details, so if you wish to leave comments, please leave them on that post.
I decided to buy a NAS and remove the disks from my home server. I didn’t want to spend too much money, since this was one of those non-essential projects. But equally, I didn’t want to spend too little and get something that would break and destroy all my data with it. Eventually I decidedContinue reading “Review: Promise SmartStor NS4300N NAS”
I have a samba fileserver which has been happily running for a couple of years with identical config but on different versions of samba, and on Fedora and CentOS. The latest incarnation was running samba 3.2.11. But the other day, my samba package was upgraded to 3.4.1 Samba shares on the server immediately stopped workingContinue reading “Upgrading samba breaks it”
In this guide, we will set up your home Linux server to share files in a Windows-friendly format. This is ideal for interacting with Windows PCs on your network, or for generic appliances such as media streaming boxes. First we install Samba: [root@zeus ~]# yum install samba Before we configure Samba, you need to thinkContinue reading “Windows file sharing on a Linux server”