Shared Storage Idea

Everyone has a smart phone in our house, alteast one smart TV and a one laptop or computer.

Things we do most of the time:

One of the boring task. Can we make it interesting ?

We need something that can act as middle man to store the stuff and can be accessed from any device.


So let’s try to do a POC on SMB. The SMB in linux side called SAMBA (Open source implementation of SMB)


Installing samba server in Ubuntu

sudo apt install samba

Configuring samba Configuration

    comment = Samba on Ubuntu
    path = /home/sample/Public
    read only = no
    write list = ayan
    browsable = yes
    guest ok = yes

    comment = Samba on Ubuntu
    path = /home/sample/Videos
    browsable = yes
    guest ok = yes
sudo useradd ayan -s /sbin/nologin
sudo cat /etc/passwd
sudo smbpasswd -a ayan
sudo service smbd restart


sudo service smbd status
sudo testparm


One of my favorite quote

Solution to problem creates new problems