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

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Sep 24 20:35:01 GMT 2002

Well, you might use:
guest account = ftp (global)
guest ok = yes
read only = yes.
If you don't give a d* about security, 
guest account = root

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 01:22:39PM -0600, David Donahue wrote:
> 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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