[Samba] Anonymous access to Samba, or something like it?

David Donahue david.donahue at FIRSTSOLUTION.COM
Tue Sep 24 19:20:01 GMT 2002

I know, why IIS when I can Apache?  I'm actually running both... Kind of
a hybrid network.  Anyway, I'm trying to configure IIS to use a Samba
share as its www root and I think I'm running into a security issue.
See, in IIS, I have to connect as a specific user when I attach a
network share as the www root.  The share, from Samba's point of view,
is read-only and every file in it is world-readable.  Now, when a person
accesses an IIS server, it accesses the files with the user account
IUSR_Computername or something to that effect, seemingly regardless of
the account it used to connect to that share.  And it seems to be
running into a problem with this.  So, finally, my question is...  Is
there a way in the smb.conf file to specify total anonymous read access
to a share, or to the server in general?  Ideally, no matter what user
IIS claims to be, I want Samba to field the request and return the file
(read-only, of course).  Does this make sense?

David P. Donahue
david.donahue at firstsolution.com
First Call Computer Solutions
A Montana Technology Resource Company

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