Share/User Security Mix

August Zajonc ml at
Sun Oct 14 13:48:02 GMT 2001

I've got a bit of an interesting question, poking around the docs didn't
turn up anything. Be happy to write up what I figure out on success.

I'd like to offer user access to HOME directories. I can do this fine from
Windows 2000 using user type security, but Win98 clients generally don't
seem to pass username/password just password.

I'd like to have some shares be available to all clients with the right
password (aka share security)

I'd like some shares available to all with no password.

The trick seems to be handling the differences between Windows 2000 and
earlier versions such as 98/95. I'm most interested in solving the first
case. Pointers to samba.conf and smbpassword setups greatly appreciated.

- August

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