[Samba] [4.5.12] "guest account" doesn't work

Gilles codecomplete at free.fr
Wed May 9 12:07:12 UTC 2018


Until now, I let Samba use nobody:nogroup to access shares from Windows 
with no account in Samba.

I wanted to try the "guest account" option to tell it to use a specific 
Unix account… but it fails with "Access denied". The solution is to 
either give up on the "guest account" directive, or add "force user" to 
the share. Why is that?

===== smb.conf

         security = USER
         map to guest = Bad User
         guest account = www-data

         ;/myshare is rwx for www-data
         path = /myshare
         guest ok = Yes
         read only = No


FWIW, it's Samba 4.5.12 running on Debian 9.4.

Thank you.

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