[Samba] nobody user showing in smbstatus

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Apr 2 09:52:16 UTC 2021

On 02/04/2021 10:20, Sweetth Devil via samba wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am running an Archlinux home server, with Samba used to share files
> across the network.
> As it's an home server it is not required all the time and as such I
> installed autosuspend to monitor various process activities and to suspend
> the server when not in use.
> I have a problem with Samba and my son's Chromebook showing a "nobody" user
> when running smbstatus that stops autosuspend to suspend the server as it
> sees an active user.
> The chromebook is not set up to access the samba.
> I searched the web for a solution but could not find it, see below my
> smb.conf for information.

This is your effective smb.conf (all commented and default lines removed):

    dns proxy = no

     path = /home/profiles
     browseable = no

    comment = arch_home_server
    path = /mnt/hd/
    valid users = sweetth
    writable = yes
    strict allocate = yes

Do you have the '[global]' heading ?

As you can see, '[homes]' has part of the '[profiles]' share.

You need to fix your smb.conf and as it looks like you want to Samba as 
a standalone server, try reading this:



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