[Samba] Mess-Windows dumbness...

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Mar 30 10:51:54 MDT 2010

At Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:57:28 -0400 awilliam at whitemice.org wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-03-30 at 11:48 -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> > I changed the Samba security mode from share to user and added a couple
> > of users to allow some writable shares.  Now the MS-Windows machines are
> > insisting on a username/password to access the *anonymous* (guest ok =
> > yes) printers and the one read-only public file system.  How do I fix
> > this? Do I *have* to configure a real-live guest user? Is there a way to
> > allow some file systems anonymous access *without* a username/pasword
> > and some file system write access with a username/password?  Or is
> > mess-windows too stupid to handle this?
> I assume you have mapped guest to a valid user account on the Samba
> server?

Yes: 'nobody'.  I changed the security mode back to 'share' and this
seems to have settled MS-Windows...


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