last weekend I finally bought a RPi to use it as a media server/player with RaspMBC. Since nearly 4 days now, I try to figure out how to configure the samba server properly in order to fit my needs, but I couldn't get it done. I have to say that I'm really new to the linux world, and I'm unsure if it's even possible what I want to do.
At first, here's what I'm trying to do:
- Create an user "media", "movies" and "music" for use with samba
- These users should only see certain shares, so "media" will see Music and Movie shares, "music" only Music share and so on. Furthermore, they should be able to login without a password and only should have read access.
- Finally, I want to have an additional user (or use "pi") which should see every share and have full access (read/write) to them.
This is what I have done so far via ssh:
- Create user on system:
sudo useradd --no-create-home --shell /bin/false media
- Add user to samba without entering a password:
sudo smbpasswd -a media
And finally, here's my
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP security=user encrypt passwords = yes follow symlinks = yes wide links = no unix extensions = yes lock directory = /var/cache/samba [pi] browsable = yes read only = no valid users = pi path = /home/pi hide unreadable = yes [devices] browsable = yes read only = no valid users = pi path = /media hide unreadable = yes [Musik] browsable = yes read only = yes valid users = pi media write list = pi read list = media path = /media/INTENSO_MEDIA/Musik [Filme] browsable = yes read only = yes valid users = pi media write list = pi read list = media path = /media/INTENSO_MOVIES/Filme
I tested it on my Mac. I am able to login as "media" without a password, however I can see every share, not only "Musik" and "Filme". But when I want to access "Musik" or "Filme", I'm getting this error: "The operation cannot be completed because the original item cannot be found". Nevertheless, logging in with "pi" works as expected.
So what am I missing here? Is it even possible to do what I want?
Kind regards, marank
EDIT: I forgot to say that "Musik" and "Filme" are folders on an external NTFS-formatted harddrive!