Can someone please tell me: How do I start and stop the Samba daemon processes that will read the file below (and then run correctly or fail)?
workgroup = SIMPLE
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
server role = standalone server
comment = minimal samba sever only for trusted computers within home network
path = /export/redhill
read only = no
guest ok = yes
hosts allow = 10.0.0.0/255.255.255.0
FURTHER EXPLANATION TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED:
That file is a very minimal /etc/samba/smb.conf file that I have created on my Desktop Manjaro computer. It is, in part, somewhat derived from the example in "2.4 A Basic Samba Configuration File" at https://www.oreilly.com/openbook/samba/book/ch02_04.html .
As the computers, which are to access the samba share /export/redhill, are all behind a router under the roof of the house I live in, SECURITY IS OF ABSOLUTELY NO CONCERN TO ME. Nor are any of the other wonderful features one can spend months reading about in the Samba documentation - different kinds of shares, classes of users, "add user script", "algorithmic rid base", "allow trusted domains", printing, etc., etc.
All I want to be able to do is - more than 15 years after I was first told about Samba - be able to copy a large file, say a 312 megabyte webm file, to directory beneath /export/redhill/ and be able to have a person I share this house with, be able to copy that file onto her Windows computer.
My current "file sharing" system is either:
- Upload the 312 megabyte webm file into gmail, send that file in an e-mail to the e-mail address of the other resident of this house, then she has to read that e-mail, thence detach and download the file; or
2.Copy the file into a USB flash drive and take that flash drive to another computer.
So, I think it's about time, with a router, switches and RJ45 cables running throught my house and a number of Linux computers Windows computers, for me to have a somewhat more sophisticated file sharing system than those described immediately above.
Thank you for your attention,