[Samba] Wiki: Standalone server

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Tue Jan 5 08:10:36 UTC 2016

Hai Marc, 

First best wishes and happy new year. 

This one looks great, but your missing one thing imo. 

You can do the same without a local user when you change 
        map to guest = Bad User
        map to guest = Bad Password

Which gives also the advantage, that you dont need to have a local user on a windows system, which popups up with a password and where lots of peoople have problems with. 

And offcourse the share needs 777 and not 775, 
or rights forced from share ( which i use at home ) 

So my suggestion

2A) A basic smb.conf	( which user rights/acl, proceed to chapter 3 ) 
2B) A basic smb.conf 	( a open server, no rights, all mapped to nobody ) 
You can still use the acl on linux to force rights, but a use mapping must be possible between windows and samba. So windows and samba user/pass must be the same. 
When do you use something like this. 
For example my kodi server has open shares. 
Like : 
\\kodi\media  ( open share. ) 
\\kodi\backup ( open share with acl. ) 
I have a match user/pass for this one. 

And just a question, have you tried to access the server from win7+ 
With only \\servername 
I bet you get a popup to authenticate.. user Guest is disabled in windows.
So the user mapping between the pc and samba goes wrong. 

Just my thoughts.



> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Marc Muehlfeld
> Verzonden: maandag 4 januari 2016 20:44
> Aan: samba at lists.samba.org; samba-technical at lists.samba.org
> Onderwerp: [Samba] Wiki: Standalone server
> Happy new year!
> I know, I was lazy during the last weeks. However I published at least
> one new guide last night:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Standalone_server
> I think most of the docs linked on
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Documentation are meanwhile
> rewritten and a good basis for most of the users. Next I will finally
> focus on the results of my Samba user survey from last year
> (https://www.samba.org/~mmuehlfeld/) and see where to enhance the
> existing docs with missing pieces.
> Regards,
> Marc
> PS: Thanks to Rowland for reviewing the new standalone server guide.
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