using valid users and admin users together

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Wed Feb 3 21:42:07 GMT 1999

When the world was young, "Peter Stubbs" <ps258 at> carved 
some runes like this:  

> I want to allow a user called admin_auto to connect to some shares to scan
> them for viruses from an nt workstation. I don't want any other user to be
> able to use the shares, and I've made them not browseable.
> My problem is that anyone can connect to the share without a password and
> use it. They just become admin_auto as though it was a force user option.


I would think the following would do it (at least, it works for me):

browsable = no
writable = yes
valid users = admin_auto, root

"write list" would also work (but then others could map the shares 
as read-only).  I'm usually more confused than not, but that should 


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