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Samba access without password (like win98)

Posted on 2001-08-23
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I have a small, home lan where i want to use a public samba share as a local file-server.  I got nmbd working, and I see the box in 'network neighborhood', but when i open it (the box) it asks for a password, much like nt shares do.  What I want is it to not ask for passwords at all (realizing the security implecations).

So, how do I set up samba to not prompt for passwords?
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swapsthegreat earned 0 total points
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put security=share in smb.conf and tick mark to remember passwords when u supply password for the first time
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but then i still have to add users for samba.
Is there a way to just turn off authentication all together?
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guess not.
oh well.
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