MusicLounge: Samba Configuration


# STEP13

# share points (useful for browsing/updating server files from Windows or Mac ) add the lines below at the end of the smb configuration:
#
# also, add the home storage shared point
# if you want to get a full access to the sd card content from windows/mac
# (attention ‘root’ access here)
#

  1. $ sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

# edit samba configuration by adding the settings bellow at end (playlists, music and storage access):

[playlists]
path = /var/lib/mpd/playlists
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = mpd

[music]
path = /mnt/media
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = mpd

[www]
path = /var/www/html
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = www-data

[Downloads]
path = /home/pi/Downloads
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi

[scripts]
path = /home/pi/scripts
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi

[sdcard]
path = /home/pi
read only = no
public = yes
writable = yes
browesable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0755
force user = root


# CTRL+O to save
# CTRL+X to exit

# restart samba:

  1. $ sudo /etc/init.d/smbd restart

# or

  1. $ sudo systemctl restart smb


# wait 5 sec and type the cmd below if shared points are NOT visible from your Windows network browser:

  1. $ sudo systemctl restart nmb


# the music contains the songs files and playlists directory is empty but visible using the Windows network browser on your PC

# reboot your device

  1. $ sudo reboot


# IMPORTANT: it’s recommended to remove the [sdcard] shared point from smb.conf as soon as your installation is working correctly.

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