[CentOS-docs] Samba

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Sun Aug 31 23:17:31 UTC 2008

On 09/01/2008 12:52 AM, Ned Slider wrote:
> Scott Robbins wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 06:51:24PM +0100, Ned Slider wrote:
>>> As a thought - I'm wondering if the topic needs slitting up into  
>>> multiple sections/pages? Maybe something like:
>>> An introduction/overview to samba (users, file permissions etc)
>>> Basic samba setup with example (security=share)
>>> Group shares with examples (security=user)
>>> Printing
>>> AD integration
>>> etc ...
>> That seems to me to be the best way.   
> When I was reading through some documentation a few weeks ago, 
> specifically the "Samba by Example" book:
> http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/
> I was surprised that the "more basic" examples were commonly using 
> security = share. I thought I had read somewhere in the past that 
> security = share was either deprecated or at least not recommended 
> hence my surprise at seeing it being used in the official 
> documentation. Personally I've always used user level security but 
> share level would certainly ease a few potential headaches for new 
> users requiring a "quick and dirty" share.
> Just so we're all on the same page, does anyone know (or have any 
> views) what the current thinking is on this?
I am using security=share whenever I am not interested in authentication 
(public shares that is).
The not so famous "   map to guest = Bad User " was a much bigger headache.

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