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Raspberry Pi

About 1 minraspberry pi samba setup

Getting Samba to work


This helps to mount and develop on raspberry pi directly. Can be super convenient when developing on the pi


  • Let's make sure we got the correct smb.conf
  • Let's disable nmbd

Edit smb.conf file

Samba configuration file. It all starts here. Working version below

sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf
    workgroup = WORKGROUP
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    log level = 0
    logging = file
    map to guest = bad user
    max log size = 1000
    netbios name = dobermann
    server string = dobermann
    obey pam restrictions = Yes
    local master = no
    preferred master = no
    domain master = no
    pam password change = Yes
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    server min protocol = SMB2
    server role = standalone server
    unix password sync = Yes
    fruit:delete_empty_adfiles = yes
    fruit:wipe_intentionally_left_blank_rfork = yes
    fruit:veto_appledouble = no
    fruit:posix_rename = yes
    fruit:model = RackMac
    fruit:metadata = stream
    idmap config * : backend = tdb
    vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr
    create mask = 0777
    directory mask  = 0777
    force create mode = 0777
    force directory mode = 0777

    comment = Home Directory
    browsable = no

Disable NMBD (NetBIOS Message Block Daemon)

This is the one that advertises NETBIOS addresses and keeps other servers logging the below message.

[2020/12/30 20:59:11.257461,  0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd_namequery.c:109(query_name_response)
  query_name_response: Multiple (2) responses received for a query on subnet for name WORKGROUP<1d>.
  This response was from IP, reporting an IP address of

This can keep the NAS devices (wdmycloud) up unnecssarily

To stop loading nmbd during raspberry pi startup run the below command

sudo update-rc.d nmbd disable

Write samba logs to RAM

Unless you are debugging or developing samba protocol, these logs are more or less useless

Let's save the sd card from samba making un-necessary log writes

Make sure in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file, log level is set to zero

    log level = 0