Build a powerful Samba Server using Debian 9

Debian 9 is a powerful Linux distribution for both Desktop and Server. Today we will show you how to build a powerful Samba Server using Debian 9. With Samba enabled on Debian 9, we can then access the shared directory from other computer in the network. Samba is a great server software to communicate between Linux with Windows based system.

What you will learn

We will guide you how to install Samba and configure it on Debian 9 and all its derivatives.

System Configuration

  • IP address:
  • OS: Debian 9 Stretch

Steps to install and configure Samba on Debian 9

Step 1. Install Samba

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Step 2. Configure Samba

Here we will make some changes to the Samba configuration file. You may use your favorite editor such as vi or nano. I will only show some basic configuration that should works for most situation.

Now we will create a new group and new folder that will be shared to the network

Now we need to create new user that can access the Samba shared folder

Now we can access our new shared folder from other computer.


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