[Samba] Client access without asking password

Tim Bates tin at new-life.org.au
Fri Mar 26 23:32:09 MDT 2010

Yassine AYACHI wrote:
> Hi All,
> I want to configure my samba [version 3.4.0] to permit access from windows
> clients without asking password,
> can any one propose me an example of configuration witch allows this,
> Thanks in advance,
> Yassine

On one of my work boxes I have one of the following (I can't remember 
which and I'm not there):

map to guest = bad user
map to guest = bad password

This will make Samba access things as guest if they are not sending 
correct username/password. Remember that this will mean all users not 
already logged in will access shares as guest if guest is allowed in 
those shares. I specifically deny guest access to most shares on my work 
server to be sure I am preventing this. The few that need guest access 
deny write access to guest.


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