W95 / Public shares / Private shares

W95 / Public shares / Private shares

Post by Matthew Templ » Tue, 23 May 2000 04:00:00



To the group,

        I have been trying to solve a problem in every way
possible, but to no avail.  Anyone who has solved this,
please let me know.

        Scenario:

                1. Corporate network with corporate-assigned
                        usernames and controlled W95 environment.
                        (e.g. mht4)
                2. Linux machine with local usernames.
                3. Samba versions 2.0.6 and 2.0.7
                4. RHLinux 6.2 on Dell Poweredge 2400.

        I set up the samba server to have an smbusers file with
samba guest account as "samba."  So the smbusers file looks like
this:

        root = administrator admin
        manager = mht4
        samba = pcguest *

        When user "jsp7" connects, he get the public volumes;
but when "mht4" connects, the log file shows that mht4 has
mapped to "manager" after which "manager" has then mapped (by the "*")
to "samba."    So "mht4" always just connects as "samba" the
designated guest account and doesn't have access to the "manager"
directory.

        If I eliminate the last line of the smbusers file, then
jsp7 (who doesn't have an account on the samba server) always
gets prompted for a password.   No good.

        Shouldn't processing stop after the first translation, like
the host.allow file, instead of like an email alias file?

        Is W95 just too broken?

                                        Matthew Temple

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W95 / Public shares / Private shares

Post by Matthew Templ » Tue, 23 May 2000 04:00:00


To the group:   I'll answer my own question, but why, I ask, does it
always seem that a week's desparation followed by a posting to the
newsgroup almost always results in my finding what I was looking for
in the documentation.   For anyone interested, here it is:

        1.  The smbusers file was wrong.   Mapping * to guest user
                is just plain incorrect.

        2.      There is a global state flag, "map to guest" that
                is set, by default, to "never" and should be set
                to "bad user," after which all works as expected.
                (see man smb.conf for full explanation.)

                                                mht


> To the group,

>         I have been trying to solve a problem in every way
> possible, but to no avail.  Anyone who has solved this,
> please let me know.

>         Scenario:

>                 1. Corporate network with corporate-assigned
>                         usernames and controlled W95 environment.
>                         (e.g. mht4)
>                 2. Linux machine with local usernames.
>                 3. Samba versions 2.0.6 and 2.0.7
>                 4. RHLinux 6.2 on Dell Poweredge 2400.

>         I set up the samba server to have an smbusers file with
> samba guest account as "samba."  So the smbusers file looks like
> this:

>         root = administrator admin
>         manager = mht4
>         samba = pcguest *

>         When user "jsp7" connects, he get the public volumes;
> but when "mht4" connects, the log file shows that mht4 has
> mapped to "manager" after which "manager" has then mapped (by the "*")
> to "samba."    So "mht4" always just connects as "samba" the
> designated guest account and doesn't have access to the "manager"
> directory.

>         If I eliminate the last line of the smbusers file, then
> jsp7 (who doesn't have an account on the samba server) always
> gets prompted for a password.   No good.

>         Shouldn't processing stop after the first translation, like
> the host.allow file, instead of like an email alias file?

>         Is W95 just too broken?

>                                         Matthew Temple

> --
> =============================================================
> Matthew Temple                  Tel:    617/632-2597
> Director, Research Computing    Fax:    617/632-4814
> Dana-Farber Cancer Institute    Email:

> Boston, MA 02115                IMAP LIVES!
> =============================================================

--
=============================================================
Matthew Temple                  Tel:    617/632-2597
Director, Research Computing    Fax:    617/632-4814
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute    Email:

Boston, MA 02115                IMAP LIVES!
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