Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2017, 02:00 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2017
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Share the folder in samba server without authentication

I have a linux server running samba server and want to make a share and I don't want that the login dialog box appear in the windows box when try to access my server...

I have shared a folder which requires user authentication. And I could successfully do that.

But I would like to share one more folder which shouldn't ask user authentication. I am sure that I configured the file correctly, but still it is asking for the user authentication

how can I leave my server share open so any machine in the network could access it without providing a password?

This is my configuration file

comment = mysambashare
path = /quota/ITS
write list = pradeep, suraj, santosh
create mask = 0755
public = yes
valid users = santosh, suraj, pradeep
browsable = yes
writable = yes

comment = samba_without_authentication
path = /home/public_folder
public = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
browsable = yes
writable = yes
security = share
create mask = 777

Old 01-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2017
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
was having the same problem, found this

Was having the same problem, the sample config here works for me


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ldap user authentication for samba share Lokesh Bhandari Linux - Newbie 5 04-18-2015 07:30 AM
Need Perl script to get files from Linux Samba share folder to Windows folder kowsi Programming 1 10-10-2012 06:57 PM
Samba server for 250 PC's for share drive and authentication. gardenair Linux - Server 4 03-01-2012 06:54 AM
SAMBA Public Share Folder Echo Kilo Linux - Software 3 06-17-2008 02:32 AM
how to share a folder on fat32 using samba? lnthai2002 Linux - Software 4 02-08-2006 05:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration