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Re: [opensuse] SAMBA.
Steven Hess wrote:
I am trying to allow a Windows 7 machine to access files on my main
computer. Under Linux I just use NFS and all Linux boxes can see all
network shares if they have an IP address to start with. No username
and password monkey business. With SAMBA this seems impossible. The
Windows machine user is presented with demand for a username and
password that have never been created. The SAMBA shared directories
are visible from the Windows 7 client but just un-accessible. Is it
not possible to not require a user name and password combination? This
is on openSUSE 12.1. There is nothing I can find on the openSUSE Wiki
and I see no SAMBA articles when I look for articles at the openSUSE

NFS just works SAMBA is non functional.

The stuff I am seeing when I google is just confusing nonsense that
isn't openSUSE specific.


NFS uses the user ID number, IIRC, so you have access control that way. To enable SAMBA access you have to use the smbpasswd command to set a password for an account. I believe it's also possible to set up passwordless shares, but I haven't done so, as I have never had a need to.

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