Sonos and SMB/CIFS share on openmediavault

  • 20 March 2019
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I recently added a NAS to my network running openmediavault. I copied my music library to it and created an SMB/CIFS share for it. The local URL for the share is \\OPENMEDIAVAULT\Music. I tried to open up all possible permissions on it, from the file system to the share itself, but every time I try to add the share in Manage Music Library on the Windows Sonos controller, I get the following message:

Sonos was unable to add the music folder

Please check that the path to the folder, and the username and password is needed, are correct.

Reason: Access to the shared folder "\\OPENMEDIAVAULT\Music" is denied.

I'm running OMV version 4.1.19-1 (Arrakis)
The kernel is Linux 4.19.0-0.bpo.2-amd64

Has anyone gotten Sonos to work with an openmediavault share in this way?

Thanks in advance!

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Likely problem is that OMV does not support SMB V1 which Sonos requires. I'm not sure how to downgrade/enable v1 on OMV, would be a good idea to check on the OMV forums.
I found the answer on the OMV forums. You must add this line to the /etc/samba/smb.conf file in the [Global] section:

ntlm auth = yes

This apparently enables SMB V1.