I finally installed the NAS today, still running 3.8.15. I set everything up and have had a heck of a time with Samba. First, I could not set the workgroup name. I kept getting an error, so I used SSH to manually set the workgroup in the smb.conf file. Testparm said it was good. I then used the UI to create a share on the RAID10 pool named “Shared”. I set “reachfp” and another user I created, “staff”, as admin users. I set the owner and group to “staff” and the permissions are 775. Every Windows PC on the network has the staff account with the same password. Every user logs onto each PC with the “staff” account. This is a workgroup, not AD.
Now, no matter what I do, I cannot access the share. It keeps prompting for credentials, which it should not do, and no matter what I enter, it fails with access denied. Samba service is running. Rebooted NAS, no change. I cannot even logon to the share with the “reachfp” account. No clue what’s broken but I am not sure what’s under the hood here. So the owner and group are both “staff” (UID 1001), the permissions are 775, and the admin users are “reachfp” and “staff”. What’s wrong?