[Samba] Samba share question

Wesley Hobbie whobbie81-linuxgeek at yahoo.com
Sun May 21 16:20:22 GMT 2006

I have the guest account enabled.  However, if I create the same share in
say /var it works how I would like it to work, so I think it has something
to do with /home/wes which is forbidden to anyone but "wes", even though I
have /home/wes/Downloads viewable by anyone.  So it appears that the
hierarchy has something to do with it.  Obviously a normal user does not
have permission to create a folder and share it from /var, and I do not want
everyone to have read access to /home/wes, is there some way I can make it
work that anyone (guest) can view the [Programs] share?

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Easton [mailto:v-vi at trugschluss.org] 
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:01 PM
To: Wesley Hobbie
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba share question

On May 20, 2006, at 6:33 PM, Wesley Hobbie wrote:

> I have the following Samba share:
> [Programs]
> writable = yes
> path = /home/wes/Download
> I want myself to have write access, and everyone else to have read-
> only
> access.  The write access works fine when I authenticate, but  
> anyone that
> does not authenticate gets the you do not have permission error.  The
> /home/wes/Download folder ACL has read access to group and others.   
> What do
> I need to do to fix that?

You want people who don't authenticate to be able to read the share?   
Enable guest account in samba.

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