[Samba] Samba 3 "public" Access

Jason McCormick jmlists at lexi.com
Thu Mar 4 22:03:31 GMT 2004

Hello all,

  I've upgraded to Samba 3.0 and I'm having problems replicating some 
behavior I relied on in Samba 2.2.  Here's my scenario:  I have a 
Windows Active Directory domain.  All users have a windows login 
account.  No users have a "UNIX" login account on any of my Linux 
boxes.  With Samba 2.2 I could specify a share like so:

   public = yes
   writable = no
   force user = nobody

And have any user that was logged into their Windows workstation browse 
to \\SERVER and then be able to open the "Public" folder (i.e. the 
\\SERVER\PUBLIC location).  If public=yes was not set, then you could 
specify Windows->UNIX mapping in smbusers, etc..

However with Samba 3.0, a Windows user with no UNIX account is unable to 
even open \\SERVER.  They are immediately prompted for a login and a 
password.  The Samba log shows:

[2004/03/04 17:00:28, 1] smbd/sesssetup.c:reply_spnego_kerberos(218)
  Username tjohnson is invalid on this system

The few IT workers with 1:1 Windows to Linux user account mappings work 
fine so the account logins are happening successfully.  I need to get 
back to a state where Windows users with no UNIX account can see 
"public" type folders.  Any help?

Much appreciated!!

-- Jason

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