[Samba] Proposal to change security=share in Samba 4.0

simo idra at samba.org
Mon Feb 27 17:45:31 MST 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 10:16 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote: 
> On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 17:53 -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> > Am I correct in thinking this would make all shares have the same
> > password as the guest user, or do you mean there really is no password
> > at all, or alternatively that one would specify the share, provide
> > it's password and be logged on as guest???
> > 
> > It's been a while since I had a security=share setup, but I remember
> > WfW clients thinking that they had per-share passwords...
> In the past, Samba tried to match the 'per share' password provided by
> the client against a list of users, falling back to guest if 'guest ok =
> yes' was set on the share.
> What will happen now is that the password will be ignored, and only the
> 'guest ok' will be checked, and access will be as guest.

This in effect means dropping security = share, can't we just
effectively drop it instead of deceiving our users and making them
believe they are using it ?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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