[Samba] How does the "guest account" param work?

Tim Bates tin at new-life.org.au
Thu Oct 16 07:22:09 GMT 2008

Kyle wrote:
> smb.conf states "This user must exist in the passwd file, but does not 
> require a valid login"
> What exactly does this mean? As I understand it, adding a user with 
> 'smbpasswd -a nobody' automatically gives it a valid login. 
What it means is that you need the user in your *nix accounts, but it 
doesn't need to have a valid password.
Don't create a Samba account for the guest account. It's already called 
guest as far as Windows/Samba care. I think that's where you are going 


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