@jjis2020, first of all, I’m not an expert on samba configuration, I’ve done it several years ago and it’s working for me since with some minor tweaking like adding new shares/folders or/and users – so I know it’s not that hard to do Sadly I don’t have ready answers and quick solution for you – but I can help you debug this and hopefully make this work.
I don’t know such a tutorial from the top of my head. You won’t need to add something specific for media player, you’ll add just an ordinary user account (from Linux/samba perspective). It’s not that hard to do, but it’s definitely more work than just connecting using guest account. Also it sort of pointless from the security point of view – I think so – if you’ll leave guest/passwordless access to other clients (including Windows).
So it makes sense to do one of the (from simple and insecure to harder and more secure):
No login/password required to access your shares. You’re on a home network, you understand potential risks, you’re ok with them and don’t want the hassle.
You don’t want a fully open and accessible to anyone shares, so you make one samba account and use it on all your clients.
You add different accounts for different clients, possibly with different clients having access to different resources.
So I’ll suggest you to choose one of this “strategies” and then we can go from there.
On the how-to front you may want to look here:
and maybe here as well:
Regarding log file you’ve posted.
Is it with
log level = 3 or more?
It looks like samba says NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER – i.e. it doesn’t know user which is used to connect. Definitely guest/guest doesn’t work, I can’t say from the log if the same happens when you mediplayer tries to connect without username and password.
NO_SUCH_USER thing can be amended with adding these parameters to smb.conf – to global section and share-specific section respectfully:
map to guest = Bad User
guest account = existing_samba_account_name
force user = existing_samba_account_name
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
Also for additional testing I recommend doing this on you Fedora box. Install samba-client if it isn’t already installed:
sudo dnf install samba-client
Use smbclient to test your connection to samba resources from cli. I assume that your Fedora box is your samba server and that you’re trying to connect mediaplayer to WDBlue4TB share. To try to connect as guest:
smbclient --user guest //localhost/WDBlue4TB
Enter guest's password:
Test both entering “guest” as the password and – separately – just pressing enter (i.e. using empty password).
Second test is for no username:
smbclient --user "" //localhost/WDBlue4TB
You’ll most likely receive answer NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER – please post if you did, or did you connect, or which other answer did you receive.
If you’ll connect successfully you’ll see something like
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Windows 6.1] Server=[Samba 4.2.10]
ls here to see a directory listing. By the way, if you have problems with user access rights – you’ll see it after entering ls on this step. When all is working ok – you’ll see a directory/files listing.
Press [Ctrl-D] or type
exit to disconnect and return to you cli.
Please try this and post your results.