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Make network share fully open [SOLVED]

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Make network share fully open [SOLVED]

#1 Postby chrispop99 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 am

My main machine has a separate data disk, which I make completely open to my home network. It uses Samba because I have a mix of operating systems.

From my MX-17 laptop, in order to access the drive I am required to complete a dialogue. I choose 'Connect anonymously', and 'Forever', which works during that session. However, I want to connect with no username or password always, even after a reboot. (This happens as I want it with some other Linux distros OOTB.)

Can any kind soul suggest how this might be achieved please? I've had a look through samba.conf, but couldn't see anything obvious.

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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Make network share fully open

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:13 am

I wonder if using the Xfce Samba plugin would help somehow.
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Re: Make network share fully open

#3 Postby chrispop99 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:23 pm

I've found a workaround that is OK for me.

Connecting anonymously and selecting the option to remember the password forever doesn't work with the smb.conf we ship with, but choosing to logon to the share with a user, entering the password, then selecting 'Remember forever' does survive re-boots.

Chris
Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.


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