Enable Samba on Fedora 24

Lets make this easy and switch up to root:

$ su -

Install the following files:

dnf install samba samba-common samba-client system-config-samba
dnf install policycoreutils-python-utils

Configure SELinux to enable read/write access to shared dirs:

semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/home/dave/workspace(/.*)?"
semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/home/dave/projects(/.*)?"
restorecon -R -v /home/dave/workspace/
restorecon -R -v /home/dave/projects/

Add samba share and permissions:


Change to PERMANENT configuration, change default rules to HOME, and enable SAMBA and SAMBA-CLIENT ports:


Start and enable samba services:

systemctl start smb.service
systemctl start nmb.service
systemctl enable smb.service
systemctl enable nmb.service

Restart firewall:

systemctl restart firewalld.service

Add user password:

smbpasswd -a dave

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