I have been attempting to share a mount point of a raid md0p1 mounted on /backups and have this location be freely accessible for anyone to write to without a password prompt.
as of yet I have tried many of the smb.conf examples I have found online but none of them will do this without some type of password prompt.
I have attempted this on debian, ubuntu, zorin, and a few others.
If I share a folder from a users desktop on ubuntu and set it to share with all without a password it will, but that is with a folder not the mount point.
If I mount the raid within the user account I still get the password prompt, if I move the folder I use for testing outside of the user directories IE: /storage I also get the password prompt.
I know that I am just missing something and I hope that someone on this site can get me back on track.
So in closing - use samba to share a folder on / - have this folder be the mount point for a drive created with mdadm - when accessed from windows systems have no password prompt appear.