Password for an SMB share?
Hi all. Bear with me because this is going to be painful...
I'm totally new to Linux here, as in REAL-noob-new, and I've gotten all excited and dove into half-written tutorials here and there in the hopes of getting a samba server at least working.
My objective is to have one folder shared on the server for Linux and Windows clients on the domain, with a password required to get onto the share by users.
I've tried and failed to set up winbind for password authentication (and had to knock out all sorts of things in different .conf files to turn it off again after!) so everything might be in such a mess that I'll need to reinstall, like, everything. I was hoping before embarking on the winbind thing that there just might be a way to set up a simple username/password prompt somehow (doesn't even need to be domain-related) but I tried and couldn't do it.
On a marginally related note how the £*$# do you restart the samba service anyway? Nothing I've googled works and I just bounce the server every time I change smb.conf.
Smelly smelly thing...
But yes if anyone's got any clue how to steer me right it'd be great. Spent a few days on and off looking into it but I'm just making more mess than progress now. If you're reading this and you're feeling me and can help I'd be mega grateful!