Debian :: Only Get Either Guest Or Login Samba Users To WorkJul 10, 2010
I'm trying to get samba working on a debian/xebian box to use as a fileserver. I have a HTPC which is win 7 and a laptop which is OS X. I've installed SWAT and Samba to manage the whole settings. I'm trying to get it setup so that there's a user which has access to my ~/ and a guest user which just has read access to ~/Media/ so that the Media centre can read all the files from it without having to login.
The problem is when I have map to guest set as NEVER I can access the samba ~/ and I'm asked for a username and password which I login with fine and can access the files on both share ~/ and ~/Media. However when I set the map to guest to bad user or bad password I can access the share for ~/Media. But when I try and access the share ~/ I don't get any login box and I immediately get the error "Can't access share permission denied" or an error along those lines.
Here's my /etc/samba/smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 192.168.1.65 (192.168.1.65)
# Date: 2010/07/10 20:39:16
# Global parameters
workgroup = MS_HOME
server string = %h server (Samba %v)
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = tdbsam, guest
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *EntersnewsUNIXspassword:* %n .....
How to get it working so I can have a guest share for my HTPC and a logged in user for my private files?