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Basic Samba Configuration on Solaris 10

Submitted by on August 20, 2013 – 2:21 pm

Here’s a sample process for installing and configuring a basic Samba server on Solaris 10.

Use the Solaris 10 installation DVD or download Solaris 10 installation DVD ISO. If you are using the ISO file, here’s how to mount it:

mkdir /mnt/dvd ; mount -F hsfs -o ro `lofiadm -a /path/to/sol-10-u11-ga-sparc-dvd.iso ` /mnt/dvd

For the sake of convenience, you can create the “mountiso” command:
mkdir -p /var/adm/bin
cat << EOF > /var/adm/bin/
if [ -f $1 ] && [ -d $2 ]
        mkdir -p "$2"
        mount -F hsfs -o ro `lofiadm -a $1` $2
        echo "Usage: mountiso /path/file.iso /mnt/mountpoint"
chmod 755 /var/adm/bin/

Create a symbolic link to the script:
ln -s /var/adm/bin/ /usr/bin/mountiso

And use it like so:
mountiso /path/to/sol-10-u11-ga-sparc-dvd.iso /mnt/dvd

Install additional packages required to run a Samba server:
for i in SUNWlibpopt SUNWsmbaS SUNWsmbac SUNWsmbar SUNWsmbau ; do echo y | pkgadd -d /mnt/dvd/Solaris_10/Product $i ; done

Create a baseline /etc/samba/smb.conf
mkdir -p /etc/samba ; chmod 666 /etc/samba ; mkdir -p /nfsshare
cat << EOF > /etc/samba/smb.conf
        workgroup = SMBFS
        server string = `hostname` CIFS Server
        log file = /var/adm/samba_log.%m
        security = SHARE

        comment = nfsshare
        path = /nfsshare
        force user = root
        force group = root
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

In this example, the /nfsshare path with will be shared to all users with full access. This level of access should only be used for testing and disabled afterwards.

Enable Samba server and verify functionality:

svcadm enable samba wins
svcs samba wins

root@nfsmaster# svcs samba wins
STATE          STIME    FMRI
online         Aug_15   svc:/network/wins:default
online         Aug_15   svc:/network/samba:default

Try to connect to the share from Windows: //`hostname`/nfsshare

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