[Samba] anonymous samba server with unauthenticated guest access policy

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Wed Sep 27 09:56:19 UTC 2023

27.09.2023 12:38, Rowland Penny via samba:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2023 11:39:00 +0300
> Michael Tokarev via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> What's the best way to have an anonymous samba server (with read-only
>> shares only, users can't modify anything) with todays windows which
>> block unauthenticated guest access by default and require signing?
>> Is the only solution (besides unblocking which is not nice) is to add
>> this server to the domain in question?

> Hi Michael, it is my understanding that if it is the Windows machine
> that has guest access turned off, then there is nothing that Samba can
> do to re-enable it, so you must use authenticated users.

Heh.  It's as good answer as useless.  But ok :)

Is there an alternative to joining samba server to domain in question?

Also, for this mode of operation (read-only anonymous access), how can
one run samba as non-root unpriv user?



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