SAMBA digest 2380

Chris Hoefler hoeflerb at
Tue Jan 18 02:04:50 GMT 2000

> Hello,
> I recently compiled Samba 2.06 on my SCO open server box. Besides one
> minor warning, not real problems there. It's running, I can use the swat
> interface
> but I can not get it to do the one simple thing I need it to do.
> I want to have one share on my SCO box. Accessible from both windows 95
> and 98. I want absolutely no security. Right now I can see the SCO box
> in my
> network neighborhood, but when I try to connect to it, it keeps
> insisting on
> a password for IPC$.
> Could anybody help me out? From what I've read in the manual it should
> be
> possible. an example conf file would be greatly appreciated.
>     Thanks,
>             Wim van den Berge.

You need to do a few things if you want absolutely no security whatsoever. First you
need a security=share line in your smb.conf file. Then you need to setup a guest
account, like "nobody", and point to it using guest account= in your smb.conf file.
Finally all of your mapped shares need to have the option guest ok=yes. If you do all
of this you should never see a password dialog box when you connect.


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