Tuesday, October 20, 2009

public samba share

I've often found it difficult to set up a public shared directory using Samba, so that windows workstations could access it easily without passwords or anything.
This time I tried these excellent instructions and it worked right away on a debian lenny/sid box and Windows XP.
Configuring anonymous public shares with Samba 3

Let's recap that with Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 7 amd64 SP1
       

# prepare directory
sudo mkdir /opt/share
sudo chown nobody:nogroup .

# install samba

sudo aptitude install samba

# add samba share
sudo sh -c "cat >> /etc/samba/smb.conf <<EOF
[share]
        comment = Public Shares
        browsable = yes
        path = /opt/share
        public = yes
        writable = yes
        guest ok = yes
EOF

# configure anonymous access,
sudo sed -i '/^\[global\]$/a \     guest account = nobody' /etc/samba/smb.conf

       
 

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