[Samba] guest access in server security mode?
daniel.armbrust.list at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 19:37:00 GMT 2006
I have a samba server that is configured in "server" mode.
However, I want to share one folder to everyone - whether or not they
have a real account on my system, or on the server that I am
The [global] section of my config file has things like this:
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
load printers = no
guest account = lexbig
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
map to guest = Bad Uid
null passwords = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
winbind use default domain = no
template shell = /bin/false
dns proxy = no
cups options = raw
netbios name = servername
server string =server description
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
password server = server name
workgroup = workgroup name
os level = 20
printcap name = /etc/printcap
security = server
preferred master = no
local master = no
domain master = no
max log size = 50
The public share that I want to create looks like this:
guest ok = yes
force user = lexbig
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
only guest = yes
public = yes
path = /home/lexbig/demo
force group = lexbig
But it continues to insist on authenticating against the domain server.
If I connect with a valid user name and password, everything works as
I expect - I connect to the public share as the user 'lexbig'. But - if
I connect with an invalid user name and password (according to the
domain server) - I get this in the log file:
[2006/08/04 09:47:21, 1] auth/auth_server.c:check_smbserver_security(363)
password server the-server rejected the password
And it rejects me.
I have tried all of the values for 'map to guest' - Bad Uid, Bad
Password, and Bad User - but they all have the same exact behavior.
Is there a way to do what I'm trying to do? This seems like such a
simple thing - but I can't get it to work.
I was originally using 3.0.10 or so - whatever came with fedora core 3,
but now I built the current from source - and it has the same behavior.
Mayo Clinic Rochester
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