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SAMBA woes - no guest access

SAMBA woes - no guest access

SAMBA woes - no guest access

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All I want is a simple Samba installation that anonymous users/guests can access. I have modified the smb.conf file so much using 'tips' that should enable a simple folder share. Nothing works.

 If I share the folder using Nautilus share then the folder is accessible without any credentials from only Win7 and android ES File Explorer. XP can't see the folder, nor can any other linux device.

 I've been struggling with this for days. I want to switch to linux as a main OS but without shares it's not practical.

 Does anyone have a stripped down smb.conf which provides guest access to a single folder?

here's the testparm

CODE

$ testparm -s
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
[global]
    workgroup = MSHOME
    server string = %h server (Samba, LinuxMint)
    security = SHARE
    map to guest = Bad User
    obey pam restrictions = Yes
    pam password change = Yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    unix password sync = Yes
    syslog = 0
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 1000
    dns proxy = No
    usershare allow guests = Yes
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    path = /home/mint/Shared
    read only = No
    create mask = 0777
    guest ok = Yes

[printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    read only = Yes
    create mask = 0700
    guest ok = No
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No

[print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    read only = Yes
    guest ok = No

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