[Samba] visitor access to folders and files on Samba

Jiann-Ming Su sujiannming at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 01:34:35 GMT 2005

On 9/15/05, Bill Groves <bctgroves at occ.cccd.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> > I have a small office here at the college. there are three xp computers
> > and a samba server.
> > I apparently have set up the smb.conf file correctly as all of us can
> > access each ones folders and files.
> > From time to time I have students and visiting "fireman" drop by and
> > ask for information.
> > What lines of code would I put into smb.conf to allow any visiting
> > student or "fireman" to acess the info that I want them to have from the
> > 2 secretaries machines?
> > I have made some attempts on my own, but have not had any success. My
> > Linux skills are pretty much limited to a desktop setup, and the Samba
> > box is running Redhat 8.0.
> > Any pointers you can send along would be greatly appreciated.

On the shares that you've defined, add "guest ok = yes".  You may want
to "man smb.conf" to get the exact syntax for the version you are
running.  Global options "map to guest" and "guest account" may also
be relevant.
Jiann-Ming Su
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 If I wanted to do that, I'd vote." --Duckman

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