[Samba] problems setting a public share

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Wed Apr 9 00:19:32 GMT 2008

you will need to show us your entire config, not just the share

do you have a map to guest line? does your guest user exist?

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

Luca Ferrari wrote:
> Hi all,
> my samba server has security set to user, and it works for each share I 
> specify a valid users list. However, the following public share does not 
> work:
>         comment           = Cartella pubblica (Mac e PC) - Non viene fatto il 
> backup
>         path              = /mnt/samba/pub_smb
>         browsable         = yes
>         available         = yes
>         writable          = yes
>         printable         = no
>         force group       = pub
>         guest ok          = yes
>         public            = yes
> I found in the logs that 
> make_connection: connection to PUB_SMB denied due to security descriptor.
> If I connect to the share authenticating as a user I can log-in, but as a 
> guest no. I've tried to delete the file /var/lib/samba/share_info.tbd, but 
> once I try to reconnect the file appears again, and even when the file is 
> absent I cannot connect to the share.
> Any idea?
> Thanks,
> Luca

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