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    Default Passwordless Samba Share

    hi all...


    i would like to share a passwordless forlder in my susebux?


    more of a common share?



    thanks



    nice look for our new forum........

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    Default Re: Passwordless Samba Share

    Quote Originally Posted by kcampilan View Post
    hi all...


    i would like to share a passwordless forlder in my susebux?


    more of a common share?



    thanks



    nice look for our new forum........
    Hi try this:

    put this line in [global]:
    map to guest = Bad User
    then make the share to be like this:
    [name_of_the_share]
    path = /pathto/share
    read only = no
    guest ok = yes
    force user = some_real_user
    Make the owner of the directory to be the person called "some_real_user" and group=users and make the permissions drwxrwxrwx

    Good to go
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    trying this out..thanks sir SWERDNA for always being thr...............

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    Default Re: Passwordless Samba Share

    Quote Originally Posted by kcampilan View Post
    trying this out..thanks sir SWERDNA for always being thr...............
    I thought I recognised your accent Greeny, welcome!
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    Greeny indeed......thanks sir

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    Default Re: Passwordless Samba Share

    [global]
    security = share
    It's really that much fun!
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    Default Re: Passwordless Samba Share

    Quote Originally Posted by benstein View Post
    [global]
    security = share
    To use this is very handy. It definitely has a place in the home; e.g. the home music server. Remember though that to use it turns off some features of Samba, for example most of the security. E.g. if you use share level security you make all the default shares that come in Suse to be open to guests including the home directories. But certainly share level security has its place.

    The modus I posted is good in a business where business-wide documents are stored available to all BUT in addition you can have other shares with restricted users, like Suse's default roaming share. In the home the default user level security could e.g. be useful for mum and dad to protect their banking data from the teenage kdz while sharing the music freely.
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    Default Re: Passwordless Samba Share

    WOW,

    never scene that one before swerdna. I use "allow users to share their home directories" at home. There is a volume mounted in /home/paul/storage that has all our movies and a synced music folder. Every one can view and write to this volume.

    so that is another option kcampilan
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyp View Post
    WOW,

    never scene that one before swerdna. I use "allow users to share their home directories" at home. There is a volume mounted in /home/paul/storage that has all our movies and a synced music folder. Every one can view and write to this volume.

    so that is another option kcampilan
    The thing in Yast "allow users to share their....etc" is widely misunderstood. That enables the new shares called "usershares" introduced in openSUSE 10.2. These are very different from the classical sharing that is commonly used in Samba. They can be enabled for KDE users if the KDE users know about installing and configuring "usershares" from the CLI, which only a handful of users do know. Usershares are enabled through the RPM "nautilus share" for Gnome users who can R-click share folders in Nautilus.

    I imagine that your sharing of /home/paul/storage is probably despite enabling "allow users to share their....etc", but maybe you used R-click in Nautilus which uses "allow users to share their....etc", did you?

    Here's something about usershares: Samba: Practical Introduction to Linux Usershares on openSUSE 10.2, 10.3
    They're a curiosity really, except for being a happy but misunderstood facility in Gnome.
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    I've never been a Gnome user (except in linuxMINT) so my shares are certainly KDE based. Youve got me there swerdna and I will dig a little deeper to find out how this one actually works. By that I mean to say..ok. its on the list.

    (pssst, dont tell my wife there is computer **** on the list)
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