Installing a Samba Server on FreedomBox

One of our users wanted to use his FreedomBox as a 2 TB NAS. He installed Samba on it and made it happen.

He was generous enough to document his work here:

If we ever want to implement this feature in FreedomBox, we could use his documentation for the shell scripting. Just sharing this here in case our team ever wants to implement this feature.


Samba server is actually part of our 2019 road map

  • Sharing (~3 weeks)
    • Add support for NFS (1 week)
    • Add support for Samba (1 week)
    • Add support for DLNA sharing (1 week)