[Samba] Solaris 10 - Samba authentication Question

CT groups at kewlcat.com
Fri Sep 12 17:29:51 GMT 2008

Greetings list:

OS :        Solaris 10 (sparc)05/08
Samba version:     11.10.0,REV=2005.
   I think his equates to on version 3.28

We have 2 shares on UNIX side that are used
to transfer files from Windows to Solaris.
One share is read-only and the other is writable
This is working great for the users.
The current setting is :

All clients are Windows XP.

Change We want to make
We want to add a protected share for a certain number
of users to access via password.

While not affecting the other shares
requiring users to enter a password.

I know we will have to change to :

After several attempts to accomplish this but have not had any success..

What I have done:
Added a UNIX user to smbpasswd
Added a UNIX group to /etc/group and added the UNIX user.

The below smb.conf does not work for the private area (logs).
It seems to *behave like* the security =share
as it pops up a "Greyed out box" with Guest in it
and prompts for a password.


/etc/group             logs::700:charles

smb.conf (not working)

         netbios name = samba
         server string = Samba Server
         workgroup = Workgroup
         security = user
         guest ok = yes
         map to guest = Bad User
         log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
         dos filemode = Yes
         hide unreadable = Yes
         wins server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
         encrypt passwords = Yes
         null passwords = Yes
         domain master = No
         dns proxy = No
         os level = 50
         hide special files = Yes
         dont descend = lost+found
         preferred master = no
         max log size = 50
         log level = 9

         comment = SUN Share (read-only)
         path = /export/sunfiles
         force user = nobody4
         force group = nogroup
         inherit permissions = Yes
         inherit acls = Yes
         inherit owner = Yes
         dont descend =

         comment = Windows Share (write)
         path = /export/winfiles
         force user = nobody4
         force group = nogroup
         read only = No
         dont descend =

         comment = Logs Share
         path = /export/logs
         force group = logs
         guest ok = no
         write list = charles

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