Bug 252893 - handbook: reference to outdated samba "security = shared" setting
Summary: handbook: reference to outdated samba "security = shared" setting
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2021-01-21 17:29 UTC by cm
Modified: 2021-01-21 17:29 UTC (History)
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Description cm 2021-01-21 17:29:01 UTC
Samba no longer has a "security = shared" setting, including on the version used by FreeBSD 11.

From https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-samba.html:

"The most common settings are security = share and security = user... In share level security, clients do not need to log onto the server with a valid username and password before attempting to connect to a shared resource. This was the default security model for older versions of Samba."

Ideally this would be replaced by some instructions for creating a public share without "security = share", maybe with "map to guest = Bad User" (I'm not clear on the details so did not attempt a patch myself).