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Re: [Samba] Samba4 creating users




On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:09:48 -0400
David Mehler via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I'm wanting to get samba4 going on my Raspberry Pi so it can act as a
> NAS. The Pi is running the latest Raspian distro and the samba
> installed is 4.5, 8, or 9, don't have that in front of me.

Version 4.5.12-Debian

> From my reading I understood that samba4 did not require each samba
> user to have a Unix account, 

Where did you read that ?

> but when doing
> 
> smbpasswd -a username
> 
> was told that I needed a local account. 

Yes, this correct if you are running Samba as a standalone server and
require authenticated users.

> This is going to be a
> standalone network server, with wins going, clients are win10 machines
> and some android tablets and phones none of them running anything less
> than android 7.x.
> 
> Any suggestions welcome.
> 

Read this:

https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Standalone_Server

Rowland


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