[Samba] Samba PDC with shares accessible for not logged users - how?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at mch.one.pl
Wed Nov 17 20:58:43 GMT 2004

Paul Gienger wrote:
>> As I'm logged onto that workstation as an Administrator (Administrator 
>> of that PC, not logged into a domain), I get something like that into 
>> the logs - when I double click on a Server icon in a Network 
>> Neighbourhood:
> Sounds like you want to be dealing with the guest parameters. Just off 
> the top of my head, you can try setting guest ok = yes, then you need a 
> guest account to map the username to so that samba stays sane.  You 
> could try either setting up a guest and putting that into the guest 
> account = directive or using any user that has permissions on the 
> share.  And of course make sure it's read only, which I believe you've 
> already done.


OK, so I added these two lines to the [global] section of smb.conf:

guest account = dupa
null passwords = yes

and matched Administrator to this user dupa in smbusers:

dupa = administrator

and it works!

Now I have to "reconfigure" it a bit, because Administrator is used for 
other purposes like joining domain here... :)


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