Samba Server Gui 13.1

Is there a way to set up simple shares in the Samba Server Gui in the 13.1 distro. It never seems easy but I did get it set up in 12.2 after about an hour and a half but 13.1 it doesn’t seem to work. I looked online and couldn’t find any documentation. Ubuntu and Debian take 5 minutes to set up and work perfectly. I tried just modifying the smb.conf but no joy. I checked smb and nmb services and also allowed Samba Server, Samba client and netbios through firewall and get nothing. Is this a bug? TIA.

Well I finally figured this out after about 6 hours of trial and error and lots of Google. There were a few things I needed to do:

  1. For some reason the install automatically selects ipv6 in the network settings. To me this is ridiculous, but easily fixed:

Yast>Network Devices>Network Settings

Under IPv6 Protocol Settings uncheck Enable IPv6.

  1. in your smb.conf file add the following line under workgroup name:

workgroup = WORKGROUP
name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins

  1. Samba Server config

Under “Shares”

Make sure “Allow Users to Share Their Directories” and “Allow Guest Access” are checked

Under “Identity”

Domain Controller - Not a DC

WINS = WINS Server Support
Check “Retrieve WINS server via DHCP”

  1. Firewall Settings

Under “Allowed Services”
Allowed Services for Selected Zone - External Zone
“Service to Allow” - DHCPv4 Server

then allow the following:
Netbios Server
Samba Client
Samba Server

finish with the following"

systemctl enable smb.service

systemctl enable nmb.service

now shares are accessible

Could you please post the contents of the [global] stanza of smb.conf, for interest?

Here it is:

samba-doc package is installed.

workgroup = WORKGROUP
name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins
passdb backend = tdbsam
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
map to guest = Bad User
logon path = \%L\profiles.msprofile
logon home = \%L%U.9xprofile
logon drive = P:
usershare allow guests = Yes
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
usershare max shares = 100
wins support = Yes
idmap gid = 10000-20000
idmap uid = 10000-20000
security = user
local master = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf

Did anyone succeed in configuring Samba with openSUSE 42.1 in a simple folder sharing scenario with password protection?

I placed this into /etc/samba/smb.conf for a public folder without password protection:

comment = Public files
path = /home/user1/public
read only = yes
public = yes

which is working fine.

But I also would like to share a readonly folder and protect it with username and password

#inherit acls = Yes # does it help?
valid users = user1
path = /home/user1/data1
read only = Yes
guest ok = No

I did not forget to run $ smbpasswd -Le user1.

Any idea how to configure or debug it? Currently I enter “smb://user1@localhost/data1” into dolphin to test the connection and I am repeatedly prompted for username and password which are apparently not accepted. Is there a better way to debug the configuration?

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