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Configure a Samba Server and Export a File System on Linux

In this hands-on lab, we'll configure a basic Samba server. Then, we'll create a directory and share it out to the network.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 25, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the Samba Server Package as Well as the Client Utilities, and Then Start the Service

    Install the Samba package and the client utilites. Start and enable the services.

  2. Challenge

    Create the /app Directory, and Change the Permissions to 777

    Create a new directory named /app. Change the permissions to allow read, write, and execute.

  3. Challenge

    Check if selinux Is Enabled, and Set the Correct selinux Context on the Directory

    Note: Skip this step if selinux is not enabled.

    Check to see if selinux is enabled. If so, change the selinux context of the newly created directory to samba_share_t. Verify the correct context exists on the directory.

  4. Challenge

    Edit, Configure, and Test the Main Samba Configuration File

    Edit the main Samba configuration file to add the app directory. Guests are okay, and the share should be writeable. Then, test the configuration for syntax errors with the testparm command.

  5. Challenge

    Log In To Samba to Check the Share with the smbclient Command

    Log into Samba to check to the share configuration.

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