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Date:      Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:05:55 -0700
From:      "Jack L." <>
To:        Richard P Mackerras <>
Cc:        Freebsd-Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Samba on FreeBSD - no AD, just a home network
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Which version of samba?

Did you add a section in your samba/smb4.conf with the username and
smbpasswd -a username?

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Richard P Mackerras
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been having trouble with SAMBA on FreeBSD.
> I have installed FreeBSD 11.1 and installed SAMBA. It is running, SAMBA
> says it is the master browser for my workgroup.
> This is a home network. No AD.
> All I want is for a few W7 and W10 computers and a Mac (iPad/iPhone as
> well?) to be able to read and write files to the SMB server.
> I cannot get it to authenticate a user.
> What is the process I should be following please?
> Which type of authentication should I use, there seem to be a couple of
> choices.
> I don't want to expose my files if anyone hacks my wifi but I don't want to
> make life difficult for myself.
> The windows computers are using the HomeGroup thing rather than a workgroup.
> The FreeBSD guide just seems to be rubbish and out of date. Most
> discussions seem to centre around AD.
> Is there anything I need to do to the Windows computers?
> Cheers,
> Richard
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