samba guest access

There is so much confusion it seems on the web about how to create a full guest share on samba.

There are a few things you need. All in your /etc/samba/smb.conf

If you are on a standalone setup, rather than a domain setup, they look for the section titled — Standalone Server Options —

There will be a line  (if you have a default install) which says

security = user

change this to

security = share

Then just make sure you share definition has the below in

[public]
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /path/to/your/share
        public = yes
        writable = yes
        printable = no
        browseable = yes
        guest ok = yes

And you should be laughing…

Note you will also need the corresponding permissions on the directory share to allow all to read at the very least…

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