public service & NT password server problem

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Jan 30 17:11:19 GMT 1998

> Can someone tell me how to setup a public service for everyone, not
> only domain members?
> When I examine my logfile, I can see that (for my NT box) unknown users
> connect anonymous (as nobody, my guest account) to the IPC$-service,
> but afterwards they try to connect with their username to the public
> service, so my Samba/NT denies access ...

See #define GUEST_SESSSETUP  in source/local.h

As this is a compile time option, you will proably have to set up a
separate samba server if you wish to maintain the login security on
certain shares.

What I did was to set up a guest samaba server that always validated as
the guest account and only provided certain administrative files ( like
patches, docs, etc... ) through it and kept another server to provide
file / printer services to [homes] and other software.  Both of these
servers were running on the same machine.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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