Been "fiddling" with Samba for 4 hours now. I want to emulate having the USB drive that is plugged into my router now (/mnt/sda2) act like it was plugged in parallel to USBs on every computer on the local network. Open data where anyone can read to anywhere and anyone can write to anywhere on this USB drive and this is all happening only on the local LAN. In other words I am looking for a shared NFS with no security. Does anyone have a config file sample of how to make that work?
(Pretty much read all that's been written recently and it's all with user password security, even the "option security share" demands a password when I try to NET USE the drive from Windows)
Here's the last of about a hundred profile changes I've tried:
config samba option name 'Doolie' option workgroup 'WORKGROUP' option description 'Doolie' option homes '0' option interface 'loopback lan' config sambashare option browseable 'yes' option name 'Media' option path '/mnt/sda2' option read_only 'no' option guest_ok 'yes' option create_mask '0755' option dir_mask '0755' option users 'root'
Also the documentation tells me to make the change of "option security share" editing the template under the Luci Services tab, but I'm not sure how the template is getting plugged into the config file. Very confusing.
**P.S. I don't mind having to enter a password and user name to access the disk, I just don't want the drive divided by user area or any type of writing done on the drive that can't be changed by anyone who accesses it and if a password is necessary or suggested, I don't want to have to manage new passwords every time I get on a new computer and want to get to the drive. THANKS.
**** On second thought, 2 passwords might not be bad if one would be for R/O access and the other for R/W access.