username map

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
Tue Nov 23 15:58:54 GMT 1999

Winnie Lin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to create a share for windows 98/NT users to browse without
> creating unix password. I am able to join nt domain without problem.  In
> the usermap, I put:
> nobody = *
> to map everybody to nobody. But it's still asking for password. What's
> the proper way to setup a browse location for windows users without the
> hassle of adding each individual to the password files?
I think the best way to do this sort of thing is to forget about and put this in your smb.conf:

guest account = nobody
map to guest = Bad User

That way, when samba sees a user that it doesn't know about, it just
maps it to 'nobody'.  You should investigate the other 'map to guest'
options by doing 'man smb.conf'.  There's really a lot of good
information in there.

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