security=user vs security=share and printers, browsing

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Mon Nov 13 17:54:53 GMT 2000

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000 11:39:02 -0500, you wrote:

>If I go look at log.smb ( i've got log level set to 3) I can see that there
>is a negotiation occuring and ultimately the server says can't find password
>for user x and it fails. I thought that guest ok and or guest account = x
>would let anyone connect to or browse shares and indeed this does work but
>ONLY if I've got user=share.

If you use
security = user
then you need
map to guest = bad user
to get a similar behavior to "security = share".

Read man smb.conf for complete explanation.

giulioo at

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