[Samba] Can someone explain SMB passwords?

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Mon Jul 22 03:12:00 MDT 2013

Hallo, Volker,

Du meintest am 22.07.13:

>> So is there ANY way to provide access to a share, with only a
>> password, not caring about a username? Or must I pick a name (e.g.,
>> "root") and tell all clients to log in under that username? If I do
>> the latter, and root isn't listed in smbpasswd, will it just do
>> ordinary Unix authentication, demanding a password that matches the
>> local root password? Is the purpose of an SMB password to allow a
>> client to be assigned a different password, without having to reveal
>> the local Unix one? Or MUST I list "root" in smbpasswd with the same
>> password as the local Unix one?

> There is also the "username map" parameter, using which you
> can for example say

> username map = /etc/samba/usermap

> and then open a file named /etc/samba/username with a single
> line containing

        (looks like a c&p error ...)

> root = *

Viele Gruesse!

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