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Old 06-08-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Shared folder on Linux feisty fawn but on windows asks for password?

I shared a folder on Linux Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and my other computer (running on XP) can see it but when i try to access it, it asks for a username/password?
Old 06-08-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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You should check your smb.conf file (most likely in directory /etc/samba). In the [global] section if you have

security = user

(the default) I think you also need

map to guest = Bad User

Then in the description of the share (here called 'Public') you need something like

comment = Shared data
path = /home/shared
public = Yes
read only = Yes
directory mask = 0777

One of the best explanations of all the parameters is the online documentation, which you should find at


Maybe a real Samba expert will now tell me why not to do things this way

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