Title : Simple shared folder with Samba on OpenBSD 6.5
Author: Solène
Date : 15 May 2019
Tags : samba openbsd
This article explains how to set up a simple samba server to have a CIFS /
Windows shared folder accessible by everyone. This is useful in some cases but
samba configuration is not straightforward when you need it for a one shot time
or this particular case.
The important covered case here is that **no user** are needed. The trick comes
from `map to guest = Bad User` configuration line in `[global]` section. This
option will automatically map an unknown user or no provided user to the guest
Here is a simple `/etc/samba/smb.conf` file to share **/home/samba** to
everyone, except *map to guest* and the shared folder, it's the stock file with
comments removed.
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Samba Server
server role = standalone server
log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = no
map to guest = Bad User
browseable = yes
path = /home/samba
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
public = yes
If you want to set up this on OpenBSD, it's really easy:
# pkg_add samba
# rcctl enable smbd nmbd
# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf (you can use previous config)
# mkdir -p /home/samba
# chown nobody:nobody /home/samba
# rcctl start smbd nmbd
And you are done.