no password for IPC$

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Dec 22 17:21:47 GMT 1997

On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Simon Oosthoek wrote:

> Hi,
> For some reason, our samba server (now running 1.9.18alpha13) is not
> publicly browseable (windows (95/96/98) clients ask for a password for IPC$.
> I have a user pcguest defined (with a * entry as a password) and it is set
> as the guest account in the smb.conf file. testparm gives the following for
> the IPC$ "share":
> [IPC$]
>         comment = IPC Service (Samba 1.9.18alpha13 Server)
>         path = /tmp
>         status = No
> and in the global section of the smb.conf file I've put "public = yes".
> I have set the server to encrypted passwords, but that should not matter
> for public shares, right?
> what am I doing wrong?

nothing: it's a bug in 1.9.18alpha13 that i introduced, just before i went


More information about the samba mailing list