Feature #248

Configure Samba so Android can mount media from PiBox Media Server

Added by Hammel about 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:23 Nov 2013
Priority:ImmediateDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:

100%

Category:04 - Root File System
Target version:0.7.0
Severity:02 - High

Description

The ES File Explorer can operate as an Samba client. Since smbd/nmbd are running already on the media server, I just need to know how to configure them so Android can see them.

This will probably require some template setup that can be updated every time the network config changes.

smb.conf (586 Bytes) Hammel, 24 Nov 2013 11:34

Associated revisions

Revision 2f10f594
Added by Hammel about 7 years ago

RM #248: Added default configuration that exposes /media as a read-only share.

History

#1 Updated by Hammel about 7 years ago

  • File smb.conf added
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Cool! Found a simple smb.conf file configuration that works perfectly with ES File Explorer on my Android phone to share media files from USB sticks on the PiBox Media Server. Woohoo!

Simplistic config is attached. Probably not secure but it's at least a working prototype. It will be pushed upstream shortly.

This file is being added to the skeleton directory for the PiBox Development Platform. It exposes /media as read-only for all guests.

#3 Updated by Hammel about 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 70

Pushed config file upstream. Will verify next rootfs build picks it up and it works as expected.

#4 Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 70 to 90

Verified in build. Awaiting rollout to target to verify functionality.

#5 Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 0.8.0 to 0.7.0

#6 Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

This appears to work but the USB stick doesn't automount when inserted on a new build because /media was missing. See RM #262.

#7 Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Verified working on 0.7.0 although the USB stick doesn't mount unless you remove and insert it again after boot. That's a different issue.

Closing this issue.

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