[Samba] "map to guest" in share definition?

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Tue Nov 27 06:13:48 GMT 2007

As I understand it, the client is authenticated before it specifies 
which share it wants (except under share level security) so having map 
to guest as a per share setting isn't possible.

Couldn't you just specify guest ok = no on the other shares? what issues 
with home directories?

We have several shares with guest access, several without and a homes 
share and haven't had any problems.

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

Tim Bates wrote:
> Is it possible to use "map to guest" in a single share?
> We have 2 or 3 shares where I want this behavior, but for most I would 
> like to not use it due to issues with home directories with bad users.
> I would simply try moving that line to a share definition to see what 
> happens, but I don't want to break a live server to test (and have no 
> spare Samba boxes right now).
> Tim B
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