[Samba] Samba home directory access without passwords

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Fri Feb 15 03:15:03 GMT 2002

Only if you have another server which keeps his username and password - 
this would have to be NT, 2000 or Samba OR

If you want no protection of his files by anyone else - Including walk-by 
hackers, or if you have any insecurities in your server - net-based hackers.

If you do want this last one, you need to set up an smbuser unix and smb 
account, map samba's guest user to it, and in the share, set guest ok = yes.


At 10:51 AM 2/15/02 +0000, Stuart Otway wrote:
>Hi there,
>I wonder if you can help,
>We have an application that requires a users home directory to be accessible
>even though they are not setup as a linux user. eg:
>stuart is on his windows machine (logged in as stuart)
>he goes through the network to find his samba server
>on the samba server he finds the folder 'stuart' and can read and write to
>but he does not have a linux account setup.
>Is this possible?
>thanks a mil,
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Martyn Ranyard

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