Setting up a simple Samba file server on the Raspberry Pi so that you can copy files across or develop code on a Windows machine.
To most familiar with Linux this is not rocket science but I wanted to document the simple setup I use to allow non-restricted file sharing on the RPi.
This isn’t designed to be a secure file server setup as it doesn’t have any user authentication but for a local development node it allows quick and easy access.
First ensure Samba is installed:
apt-get install samba
Edit the Samba configuration file:
Replace the contents with the below snippet:
[global] workgroup = workgroup server string = %h wins support = no dns proxy = no security = share encrypt passwords = yes panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d [sites] path = /sites writeable = yes browseable = yes read only = no guest ok = yes force user = root
Finally restart Samba and test the file share