Thursday, 2 February 2017

How to enable Samba on the HASSBian image

The videos prior to 1st Feb 2017 like Ben's one below all indicate the following instructions for installing Samba but if you use the HASSBian image like I've now done, the path to 'Home Assistant' in the samba.conf file is wrong.

 

[HOME ASSISTANT]
path = /var/opt/homeassistant
becomes

[HOME ASSISTANT]
path = /home/homeassistant/.homeassistant

The updated instructions follow.

Installing Samba:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba
sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

With nano open, hold down CTRL + K to remove all entries
Paste in the code below
CTRL + X to exit
Type Y then enter to save the updated file

Configuration:
[global]
netbios name = RP2
server string = The Pi File Center
workgroup = WORKGROUP
hosts allow =
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=65536 SO_SNDBUF=65536
remote announce =
remote browse sync =

[HOMEPI]
path = /home/pi
comment = No comment
browsable = yes
read only = no
valid users =
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
public = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
force user = root
force create mode = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
hosts allow =

[HOME ASSISTANT]
path = /home/homeassistant/.homeassistant
comment = No comment
browsable = yes
read only = no
valid users =
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
public = yes
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
force user = root
force create mode = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
hosts allow =



Creating Samba User:

sudo smbpasswd -a pi
type password, press enter

Restart Samba Service:
sudo service smbd restart

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Thanks to Ben for his excellent guides and videos.