View Full Version : [ubuntu] Samba guest folder asking for userid ??

March 3rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
I had setup a guest folder in Samba that did not require any authentication, but some time recently, it started asking for credentials. Fortunately, I can just type in any user with no password and it still lets me in, but why is it asking for password now?


Ubuntu 9.10


guest ok = yes
workgroup = WORK
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
dns proxy = no
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
encrypt passwords = true
passdb backend = tdbsam
obey pam restrictions = yes
unix password sync = yes
pam password change = yes
map to guest = bad user
usershare allow guests = yes
wins support = no
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
guest ok = no
read only = yes
create mask = 0700
path = /share
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = no
guest ok = yes
path = /home/ggee/Downloads
writable = yes
valid users = ggee
available = yes
browsable = yes
guest ok = no

March 4th, 2010, 01:59 AM
Are you trying to connect from a Windows computer, and is the Windows user name the same as the linux (server) user name? If so, you may want to read towards the bottom of the page here: