[Samba] Installing Samba 3

Gary Stainburn gary.stainburn at ringways.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 02:56:12 MST 2015

On Wednesday 28 January 2015 18:13:07 Ricky Nance wrote:
> Gary, I think what he is trying to say is that this functionality still
> exists, but you need to use different samba config options to make it work.
> Please see the following wiki (which I referenced for you on the samba
> mailing list).
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Public_Samba_Server
> If you post your config (you can use XXX as masking if you need to hide
> parts of it) and explain how it works currently or how you expect it to
> work, I am sure someone would give you advice on how to get there. As far
> as I know all the functionality of "security = share" still exists, though
> it works a bit differently now.
> Ricky

Hi Ricky,

I am aware of the setup as described. I have already looked at that WIKI as 
well as a large number of similar posts elsewhere. The problem with this 
setup is that all shares become unprotected - i.e. passwords not required.

As I server wages information and customer data details this is unacceptable.

I know that it is a short sighted option and ultimately I will have to pay for 
it, but I am now investing my efforts into repairing my Fedora 8 server.

If anyone can give me anything like the same functionality I would appreciate 
it.  My current config is:

	workgroup = LEEDS
	server string = Combined Larry/Eddie Leeds showroom server
	hosts allow = 127. 10.
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	security = share
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	local master = yes
	os level = 33
	preferred master = yes
 	wins support = yes
	remote browse sync =
	remote announce =
	debug pid = yes
	debug uid = yes 
	debug timestamp = yes
	debug hires timestamp = yes
	client lanman auth = yes
	load printers = yes
	cups options = raw
	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writable = yes
 	valid users = %S
	force user = %S
	path = /home/%S
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = no
	guest ok = no
	writable = no
	printable = yes
	comment = Temporary work area
	path = /tmp/samba
	writeable = yes
	browseable = yes
	public = yes
	read only = no
	force user = gary
	printable = no

	comment = Document holding area
	path = /user/remote/scanner
	writeable = yes
	browseable = yes
	public = yes
	read only = no
	force user = gary
	printable = no


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