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Old 09-02-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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Samba Configuration

Is there is a way that i can share a folder in a linux machine that can be accessed from a windows machine without password authentication?

My friend told me to edit the samba.conf file. if this works please tell me what changes are to be made in this file.
Old 09-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #2
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This is a partial list of mu smb.conf file. Please note: you need to create an account for user ' nobody', and create a samba login as well with 'smbpasswd -a nobody', and give 'nobody' a blank password.


netbios name = samba_server
workgroup = workgroup
server string = Samba Server

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
guest account = nobody

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details. NOTE: To get the behaviour of
# Samba-1.9.18, you'll need to use "security = share".
security = user

encrypt passwords = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
# created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
# any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
# directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
# be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.

path = /usr/shared_folder
only guest = yes
writable = yes
printable = no
browseable = yes
create mask = 0777


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