Hi All, sorry, I bet this is a simple one but I’ve not figured it out yet.
Fresh install of Manjaro with Cinnamon DE. Set up samba via guide and rebooted per wiki guide.
I am sharing my home dir to several other linux computers on my LAN. I can share via the Nemo gui but I have two cases that don’t work as expected:
If I share without having set an smb password (smbpass) for my user then the client nemo closes when I attempt to connect. I take that as a fail. Not a great behavior but OK I guess? Seems it should ask for credentials again?
If I do create an smb password (smbpass) for my user then on the client side I am not asked for a password at all.
Then, just to keep it interesting on the client side, if I disconnect from my share and attempt to reconnect for some strange reason nemo opens the text editor which says it’s a directory…??
Very confused. Have tried manually setting up smb.conf but something is just not right with password checking…
You mean this one? Using Samba in your File Manager - Manjaro
Well, that says to install and then run smbpasswd -a USERNAME. I don’t know what questions you got from installing it, the wiki doesn’t mention anything about setting up a share but it does mention setting up config files.
Check /etc/samba/smb.conf and see what you are sharing if you are sharing anything?
That should be it, adding a user and creating a share and it should work.
Oh yeah, make sure the user is added to the group sambashare.
If not, you have to provide a little more info on what fails and where.
Yes, changing the password does force me to use it. …So I suspect that what was throwing me off was that the nemo client was saving/reusing the password even when I would change the name of the share. …And therefore the password saved corresponds with the device and not the shared folder name… Yes, I think that may be it
As for the other odd client side Nemo behavior… Not so concerned anymore provided the above solution sticks.