[Samba] Disable AD checking per share in smb.conf [sec=unclassified]

Kym Newbery kym.newbery at aad.gov.au
Sun Apr 22 23:50:21 MDT 2012


Is it possible to have non-authenticating shares on an server with security=ADS  ?

I have a RHEL server, with Centrify Express, and joined to a domain, but I would 
like to have a samba share that doesn't request a username/password for machines 
not on the domain.

When I have a plain windows XP machine (not on the domain) attempt to connect, I 
get asked for a username/password.

Is this possible? (to have a public share) whilst also having shares that use AD 
usernames for other users.

I'm using




security = ADS
realm = XXXX
workgroup = XXXX
netbios name = XXX
server string = Science Technical Support - Development Server

auth methods = guest, sam, winbind, ntdomain
machine password timeout = 0
passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb

# Using kerberos keytab may lead to a serious Samba crash.
# Centrify recommends against using it.
# Kerberos authentication is still supported without it.
use kerberos keytab = No
client use spnego principal = true

# If your Samba server only serves to Windows systems, try server signing = 
server signing = auto

template shell = /bin/bash

winbind use default domain = Yes

winbind enum users = No
winbind enum groups = No
winbind nested groups = Yes

ignore syssetgroups error = No

idmap uid = 1000 - 200000000
idmap gid = 1000 - 200000000

enable core files = false

# Disable Logging to syslog, and only write log to Samba standard log files.

syslog = 0

guest account = nobody
map to guest = Bad Uid

path = /samba-test
  guest ok = yes
read only = yes
browseable = yes
force user = nobody
force group = nobody


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