samba anonymous read/write

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Wed Apr 20 09:41:41 MDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 09:26 -0600, Steve Dibb wrote:
> Does anyone know how to setup Samba so *anyone* can read and write to 
> the shared directories?
> 
> I've gotten it so anyone can read, but no matter what I do, I still 
> can't figure out how to enable write access.
> 
> Here's one of my sample directory setups:
> 
> [archives]
>     comment = Archives
>     path = /home/steve/archives
>     read only = no
>     public = yes
> 
> The only time I can get it working is when I chmod the directory 777, 
> but it seems like there's got to be an easier way.

Samba requires a valid *nix user on the server, even if the client
doesn't know it. That means that whatever user the share is using *must*
have write access to that directory.

Take a look at the "force user" option.

Corey

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