Windows 9x user authentication (guests)

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Tue Sep 5 13:04:22 GMT 2000

Daniel had:
| [public]
|         path = /share
|         comment = public
|         read only = yes
|         guest ok = yes
|         browseable = no

but still couldn't get guests connected to the share.

I have a share that anyone can connect to vua Start->Run  
or Windows explorer, but it requires map to guest = bad user.
Here's a snippit:

        # Experimental: make acessible to unauthorized users!
        # so they can pick up .reg files to turn off MS encryption.
        guest account = guest
        map to guest = bad user
        # This share contains plain-password .reg files
        path = /usr/local/samba/public
        guest ok = yes
        guest only = yes
        browseable = yes
        read only = yes

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