I have Samba configured with a couple of shares (still testing) and from a Windows machine I can access the shares if I write the whole path (e.g. \testserver\publicshare) but if I access \testserver\ I get a permissions error and I can't see all the shares in that samba server.
This is my config file:
# Samba configuration -- Managed by Ansible, please don't edit manually # vim: ft=samba # # Ansible managed [global] # Server information netbios name = testserver workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Fileserver %m fruit:aapl = yes # Logging logging = syslog # Authentication security = user passdb backend = tdbsam map to guest = Never guest account = server # Name resolution: make sure \\NETBIOS_NAME\ works wins support = yes local master = yes domain master = yes preferred master = yes # Don't load printers load printers = no printing = bsd printcap name = /dev/null disable spoolss = yes # Fix for CVE-2017-7494 in Samba versions from 3.5.0 and before 4.6.4 # https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7494 nt pipe support = no ## Make home directories accessible [homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = no writable = yes ## Shared directories [publicshare] comment = Public share, writeable by all members of group ‘users’ path = /home/server/samba/shares/public public = yes write list = +users force group = users browseable = yes create mode = 0664 force create mode = 0664 directory mode = 0775 force directory mode = 0775 [TimeMachine] comment = Share useable as a TimeMachine backup target on MacOS vfs objects = fruit streams_xattr fruit:time machine = yes path = /home/server/samba/shares/tm public = no write list = server force group = server guest ok = no browseable = no create mode = 0664 force create mode = 0664 directory mode = 0775 force directory mode = 0775
I am actually using Ansible to deploy Samba. Here's my yaml file:
--- # samba.yml - name: Samba hosts: localhost connection: local become: true roles: - role: "bertvv.samba" tags: ["system"] vars: samba_apple_extensions: "yes" samba_guest_account: "server" samba_load_homes: true samba_netbios_name: "testserver" samba_shares: - name: publicshare comment: 'Public share, writeable by all members of group ‘users’' public: 'yes' write_list: +users group: users setype: public_content_t browseable: 'yes' path: /home/server/samba/shares/public - name: TimeMachine comment: 'Share useable as a TimeMachine backup target on MacOS' vfs_objects: - name: fruit options: - name: time machine value: 'yes' - name: streams_xattr path: /home/server/samba/shares/tm write_list: server owner: server group: server public: 'no' guest_ok: 'no' browseable: 'no' samba_map_to_guest: Never samba_users: - name: server password: -----
Edit: Found it! It is this parameter:
nt pipe support = no