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create a samba share and user

I found a lot of posts intended to explain how to create a samba share and user that would work even connecting from a Windows box. Unfortunately lot of these tuto's simply do not work. I was able to do the job this way: #this creates the user in linux sudo useradd -s /bin/true (username) #this will prompt you for a password sudo smbpasswd -L -a (username) #this enables the user sudo smbpasswd -L -e (username) #creates new samba user sudo smbpasswd -a (username) #add username to smbusers file sudo nano /etc/samba/smbusers (linuxusername) = '(username)' #restart samba sudo restart smbd sudo restart nmbd   #Then create a samba share: [share_name] path = /path/to/share read only = no writable = yes guest ok = no create mask = 0755 directory mask = 0755 valid users = username #Where the username is the username just above created