[Samba] Access to a share resource without password

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Tue Mar 1 09:20:01 MST 2011

2011/2/26 J. L. Cabral <jelocabral at gmail.com>:
> Dear, I have a Linux Samba server and a Windows XP SP2 client joined to the "g-company.net" domain.
> I want to access a Linux share resource in /var/share without password
> from WXP desktop FROM ANY USER.
> This is my scenario:
> - I don't create any Linux local user because I want total access from any user
> - I use security = share
> - My smbusers file is:
> root = administrator admin
> nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
> - The Windows XP guest account is "guest" but I don't know if it has
> any password setup.

> Form Windows XP I execute:
> \\samba_server\share
> but I get the error "DENIED ACCESS".
> What can I do to access this resource ???

What is your distro and filesystems?

Can you access with correct username and password?

And if you use Fedora or CentOS or such kind of OSes,
have you already stopped SELinux?

If you have not, type

  setenforce 0

and try again.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at monyo.com>

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