Adam Zion on 19 Nov 2017 12:18:55 -0800

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[PLUG] Problem mounting Samba share, solved (I think)

I did a bit more poking around, and found an option in the smb.conf file:

 valid users = %s

When I commented this out, I was suddenly able to connect to the Raspberry Pi NAS as long as I used an existing account. Then, I locked down the directories by specifying the valid user for each of them- adam for mine, ilana for my wife.

I had to rebuild the NAS a while back b/c of an oddity with mounting the USBl drives in the new version of Raspbian- unless you specify nofail in the fstab, an attempt to mount the USB drives will never complete. Unfortunately for me, I didn't find this relatively simple fix- which I could've applied by plugging the food Micro SD card into my linux notebook- until AFTER I'd reformatted the system drive. The data, fortunately, was untouched.

Ah, the joys of computers. Almost as fun as spending the day hitting yourself on the head with a hammer, but perhaps less productive.


Adam+Zion, MSIS, MCSE+I
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