[Samba] Re: Connecting without smbpasswd file
Ow Mun Heng
ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Tue Oct 28 01:36:56 GMT 2003
>> The only way I'm able to connect is to remove the public = false
>> from the [homes] section, but then I don't have any write access into >>
the unix home directories.
There _are_ ways of doing it but I would rather you not do it that way cause
of permission problems. eg : user1 would be able to access/write into user2
The thing here is that AFAIUnderstand, samba needs the username/passwd combo
to determine write/read access. If you were to just ignore the
username/passwd combo and enable public=yes then when a user browse into
that share folder, it will be under the user nobody or guest which has _no_
priviledges. Hence you _Still_ will not be able to write to it.
Then you can also put the statment readonly=false (or something along those
lines, I can't remember the exact name) but that will also not make it
writeable because of your *nix permissions. Most home directories will be
drwx------. YOu're using solaris, you should know more about this than me,
the linux newbie.
But, as they say, I can only get my newbie status lifted if I help enough
Mun Heng, Ow /V\
H/M Engineering /( )\
Western Digital M'sia ^^-^^
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From: Robin Dyer [mailto:rdyer at ci.riverside.ca.us]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 5:54 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Re: Connecting without smbpasswd file
That still gives me the "Incorrect password or Unknown username" error
message. The only way I'm able to connect is to remove the public = false
from the [homes] section, but then I don't have any write access into the
unix home directories.
"Brandon Craig Rhodes" <brandon at oit.gatech.edu> wrote in message
news:vw3cdel6wr.fsf at guinness.ts.gatech.edu...
> "Robin Dyer" <rdyer at ci.riverside.ca.us> writes:
> > Is there anyway to modify the smb.conf file so that [a user] entry
> > in smbpasswd is not required?
> Try adding "encrypt passwords = no" since, if your windows machines
> are sending samba NT password hashes rather than plain-text passwords,
> they cannot be checked against the /etc/passwd file at all.
> Brandon Craig Rhodes
> Georgia Tech
brandon at oit.gatech.edu
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