[Samba] how to setup an open share?

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Mon Oct 27 02:51:04 GMT 2008

> I want to create a universally writeable, browseable share. If you're 
> on the network, you can use it. No passwords, any user.
> [global]
> <snip>
>     guest ok = yes
>         browseable = yes
These two lines apply to individual shares, don't put them in the global 
Add a map to guest line, probably "map to guest = bad user".
> [storage]
> <snip>
>         public = yes
>     guest ok = yes
These mean the same thing, get rid of one of them.
> Is the problem it's in /home/video? move it to /opt??
The specific location on the filesystem isn't important as long as your 
guest user has rwx permissions in the relevant location.

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

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