HowTo Install samba on CentOS

To install the samba package,run the following command:

yum install samba samba-client samba-common

Check the version of installed samba software by using the below command:

smbd --version

Configure the samba service, so that, it will start automatically at boot time:

chkconfig smb on
chkconfig nmb on

Disable the SELinux:

nano /etc/selinux/config

Now add these Iptables rules:

iptables -I INPUT 4 -m state --state NEW -m udp -p udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT 5 -m state --state NEW -m udp -p udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
iptables -I INPUT 6 -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
service iptables save

Than edit the configuration file:

nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Samba Server %v
netbios name = centos
security = user
map to guest = bad user
dns proxy = no
#============================ Share Definitions ============================== 
path = /samba/anonymous
browsable =yes
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no