[K12OSN] open samba share

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Thu May 4 15:30:14 UTC 2006

You may be running into a conflict with the security=user setting, if that's what 
smb.conf is set to.  You could change it to security=share, but that might have some 
negative effects on your other shares, so test it before you commit to it.  Another 
possibility is the guest account isn't setup or the map-to-guest parameter isn't set 
right.  I tend to use SWAT for configuring Samba, and the onscreen help for these is 
pretty thorough.


Doug Simpson wrote:
> Hi guys!
> I can usually get samba caressed into doing what I want it to do, but I 
> have a problem that is eluding me.
> It is probably simple, but I just can't get it to work. . .
> I have a linux/samba server and I need a share set up that will allow 
> connections and give R/W access without requiring a login.
> In other words, I need this to just be a dumb share, accessible to all, 
> writeable by all, but not requiring usernames and passwords.
> I will be setting the host.allow to only allow certain computers to use 
> it, but I need this to work.
> What will I need in the share definitions in /etc/samba/smb.conf
> I have tried this an other. . .
> [generic]
> 	path = /samba/generic
> 	guest = yes
> 	read only = no
> 	browseable = no
> 	force create mode = 0777
> and the path is set to RWX for everyone on the /samba/generic directory.
> Still requires a login to access the share. . .
> Any ideas?
> This is basically for a temporary place to place files to move between 
> networks since the server in question sits between the two networks as a 
> firewall.
> Thanks in advance!
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> DeQueen Public Schools
> DeQueen, AR 71832
> simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
> Tux for President!
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