[Samba] nobody & smbpasswd

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Sep 18 09:11:01 GMT 2002

rkpho at hotmail.com wrote:
> Dear all,
> I find that for smbpasswd to work it is necessary to include "nobody" (or the
> guest account) in the "valid users" list under section [Global]. This
> requirement is not mentioned in documentations (or I've overlooked). Is this
> absolutely necessary ?

For a number of things, yes.  Many basic functions of a Samba server -
partiulcarly as a PDC or master browser - must occour as guest.  This
setting is really only of value on a per-share basis.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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