Bug 639 - "map to guest" ignored when "security = server"
Summary: "map to guest" ignored when "security = server"
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2003-10-16 11:00 UTC by Jerry Marceau
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:24 UTC (History)
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Description Jerry Marceau 2003-10-16 11:00:59 UTC
"map to guest" seems to be ignored when "security = server".  "map to guest"
works when "security = user" and a local smbpasswd file is used.  

When using "security = server", attempting to connect to a guest accessable
share with a non-existant account and an incorrect password, the connection fails:

% smbclient '\\stampy\public' mypass -U phoneyuser       
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

Changing smb.conf to 'security = user' allowes access with the bad password:

% smbclient '\\stampy\public' mypass -U phoneyuser
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Domain=[CENTERS] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.0]
smb: \> quit
Comment 1 Andrew Bartlett 2003-10-16 16:48:24 UTC
It is not possible to fix this, as the server will not tell us if the error was
bad password, or bad user.

Map to guest = 'bad password' should still work.

This is one of the many, very good reason why 'security=server' should never be
used.  Try 'security=domain' or 'security=ads' instead.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:24:52 UTC
database cleanup