I’ve bought Raspberry Pi 4 to use it as a DaaS (Desktop as a Service). I’ve needed a VPN server to securely connect to when I am traveling. I’ve needed a Cloud Server to replace Dropbox to have unlimited space. I’ve needed a NAS (Network-attached storage) to share files among my laptops and computers. I’ve also needed a Music Player Server to manage my music files and serve as a source for my amplifier. I’ve also needed a media player like Apple TV to play my movies, youtube etc.
In summary Raspberry Pi as:
To be able to do all of the above, I think it is better to keep the original Raspbian distribution.
For achieving this I have installed Samba Server:
sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin sudo mkdir -m 1777 /share sudo emacs /etc/samba/smb.conf
add the following:
[share] Comment = Pi shared folder Path = /share Browseable = yes Writeable = Yes only guest = no create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 Public = yes Guest ok = yes
Create a Samba user:
sudo smbpasswd -a pi sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart