Matej Ondrusek matej at
Sat Nov 6 10:22:10 GMT 1999

Hello all,

I use samba2.0.5a in security=user mode and I would like to create 
some public shares - accessible also for clients without valid 
username/password login (for example public printer). I have a valid 
guest account specified and I marked these shares as guest ok - but 
it still doesn't work. "Not logged in" users cannot see the list of 
shares nor can they access the share directly using UNC syntax 
(\\server\share) - in both cases dialog box asking for IPC$ password 

In docs/textdocs/Recent-FAQs.txt I have found topic "Using NT to 
Browse Samba Shares" which says something about this - but in fact I 
don't understand it very well. It's written there that also Windows 
NT doesn't allow unauthorized user's access to the list of shares, 
but it doesn't seem to be true.

So I would like to ask, if creation of such a shares is possible and 
what conditions must be fullfiled ?

Thank you very much for any hints.

matej at

Details about configuration :

Redhat 6.0, Samba 2.0.5a
clients: Win98

parts of smb.conf:

security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
guest account = nobody

path = /pub
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes

directory /pub has rwxrwxrwx access mode

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