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General => Users => Topic started by: bulek on November 02, 2007, 11:08:18 pm

Title: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: bulek on November 02, 2007, 11:08:18 pm
Hi,

I have to enter username/password each time to access public directory shared over Samba.

Is this normal behaviour ? The problem is that Windows IMHO let you to have only 1 shared disk connected with distinct password....

Regards,

Bulek
Title: Re: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: slice16 on November 03, 2007, 12:48:36 pm
You shouldnt need to put a username/password in if you have gave anominous access.
Title: Re: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: bulek on November 04, 2007, 01:35:01 am
You shouldnt need to put a username/password in if you have gave anominous access.
How to give anonymous access ?

Regards,

Bulek.
Title: Re: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: Hagen on November 04, 2007, 02:28:38 pm
That relates to the users on your file server.
When you setup a share in windows (and probably any other OS) you are asked if the share is open to all or what users has what rights (Windows usually allows you to skip this more or less).
Anyway, the user you must add is a user with full read and write privileges on the share.
If "guest" or "everyone" has full access you don't need to put in anything.

I usually just put in my Windows user anyway.
Title: Re: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: bulek on November 04, 2007, 06:36:48 pm
That relates to the users on your file server.
When you setup a share in windows (and probably any other OS) you are asked if the share is open to all or what users has what rights (Windows usually allows you to skip this more or less).
Anyway, the user you must add is a user with full read and write privileges on the share.
If "guest" or "everyone" has full access you don't need to put in anything.

I usually just put in my Windows user anyway.
Not sure if we talk about same things. I'm talking about samba share from LMCE Core machine. Public share, with public media on it, should be I guess accessible from all windows machines without any password - or am I wrong ?

Regards,

Bulek.
Title: Re: Why do I have to enter username/password on public Samba share ?
Post by: Hagen on November 04, 2007, 06:41:53 pm
Guess you need to enter the LMCE user and pass, but... I have nothing stored on the core itself, so I don't really know.