[Samba] Q: Share Definitions, how to make a 'truely public' area

Joel Hammer Joel at hammershome.com
Sat Sep 20 22:28:22 GMT 2003

I am a bit rusty on this sort of question, but:

Maybe you have somethings in your global section screening out visitors?

Maybe a firewall problem? 

How are the visiting laptops assigned ip's and names? 

On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 05:21:14PM -0700, J. Nyhuis wrote:
> 	Greetings,
> 	I am trying to set up a "Public" share that visitors who do not
> have accounts in our system have ro access to, while staff members
> (who do have accounts) have rw access.
> 	Our department has visitors who plug laptops into our network who
> will only be there once, and want to copy some of our software.  However,
> with the following share definition, staff have rw access, but visitors
> can't even browse.
> My share definition is as follows:
> [public]
>         comment = Filespace Everyone can Access
>         path = /shares/Public/
>         browseable = yes
>         public = yes
>         read only = yes
>         write list = @staff # read only, except for people in the "staff" group
> What am I missing?  Do I need a "guest" account at the unix level or
> something?  (or would that be "Guest").
> 	Thanks in advance for the advice.
> John H. Nyhuis
> systems administration
> Cell Systems Initiative
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