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Old 12-13-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
leeloo2
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Samba authentication


Please forgive me if there have been a million posts on this question already, but I couldn't find the answer that I wanted.

I am trying to set up a Samba server with a couple client computers running Windows XP. I just want to keep it very simple. We don't need much security. I would like the users to be able to access the samba shares without getting a prompt for a password even the first time. Is this possible? Right now it will give me a prompt with the username already filled in with Guest and I dont need to enter a password. I just click OK and it connects. Is there anyway to eliminate this step since it is just logging me in as a guest anyway? Any suggestions would be great.

This is what I have in my config file right now:

[global]
workgroup = DHTI
os level = 20
netbios name = TEST
server string = DHTI02
security = share
wins support = true

[Share]
comment = Share on Samba
path = /share
public = yes
read only = no
create mode = 777
directory mode = 777


Thanks!
Leeloo
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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If it is not possible to have no security, how would I make the Samba server check to see who the user is logged in to the Windows machine as so it can then check to see if they are a valid user? Is that possible?

Thanks.
Leeloo
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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Try adding this under the share.

Code:
guest ok = yes
You may like to do some reading here.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba...k/ch04_05.html

good luck.

Last edited by Peacedog; 12-13-2004 at 06:33 PM.
 
  


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