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caja share extension

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The thing I really hate about setting up a new Linux Machine is getting SAMBA to work. I just set a new machine to serve as repository for software, video and backups. To be fair Linux Mint 19.2 (mate) does a work better than some previous interactions (no max protocol patch needed). It has a secondary 2 terabyte "data" drive automatically mounted at /mnt/data. I want two shares on that drive: "Public" and "Private". So I followed a tutorial that told me how to set up Samba file Sharing via "/etc/samba/smb.conf" ... OK that kinda worked but it is complex and has a lot totally useless Windows shares. So I went back and looked at an old 18.1 Linux server I had. It used "caja share extension" extension. I loaded that on the new server and it works more better.

After I setup a share and copied a bunch of file to it, I decided to see what changes Caja-share had made to the file "/etc/samba/smb.conf": that would be nome, nada, zilch. So the question becomes just what does the "caja share extension" modify and why are there two (at least) places to do the same thing?
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Re: caja share extension

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I will answer part one of my own question: "/var/lib/samba/usershares"

For part two I only have this comment: "Consistency is next to godliness .... and this is NOT consistent"

Seems I only have 'anonymous' shares working ... private (logged in user) is still failing.
Edit:
I had to set the SAMBA password: sudo smbpasswd -a <username>
What is the point of having "unix password sync = yes" if the user passwords are NOT going to be synced ???
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