[Samba] Reference Documentation Server

Marcin giedz at arise.pl
Tue Feb 6 11:41:43 GMT 2007

Tuesday 06 of February 2007 12:12:51 - Reyneke napisał(a):
> Hi,
> I'm trying to get samba (v3.0.23d) going on an embedded system. Our initial
> requirement is to get a very simple windows share operational. No security
> required, read only anonymous access. With this in mind we followed the
> guidelines as per the samba documentation:
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/StandAloneServer
> Samba (smbd) crashes with a "failed to get pdb methods for backend guest"
> message. After searching the mail archives I have my doubts as to whether
> the conf line "passdb backend = guest" is correct. Tried "tbdsam" but then
> I run into all kinds of access challenges from the clients.
> Because this is an _embedded_ system with limited user management, we want
> samba to ignore all access operations. I.e. don't do any PAM, Unix
> user/password checks. Just allow read access to the directory from any
> Windows client/domain/workgroup. What is the simplest way of achieving
> this? What are the etc/passwd file requirements? Anything else we need?
> ~~~~~~~~~~~ Conf file ~~~~~~~~~
> [global]
> workgroup = MYGROUP
> netbios name = MYSERVER
> security = SHARE

Try to remove this line if you don't want any kind of security 
> passdb backend = guest

> [data]
> comment = Read only data
> path = /data
> guest only = yes


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