SAMBA and Windows

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Jan 25 23:10:11 GMT 2007

Carlos Barros wrote:

> On 1/24/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>> Carlos Barros wrote:
>> > Ok, here is my doubt:
>> > Is it possible to make Windows access a share (and list available ones)
>> > without a password?? I know Linux does this, but all you know, windows
>> > is kinda stupid :)
>> Linux doesn't do it any more than Windows does - I just expect you set
>> the same password in smbpasswd as you specified in your personal network
>> configuration.
> But, if you do a smbclient -L localhost and hit enter when it asks for a
> password,
> I get a share lists.. I cant do that in windows!
But you have to give it a password too.  Perhaps, _like_ Windows, it will
try your current username/passwrod, but you _do_ give it a password -
generally under "System Settings/Sharing/Local Network Browsing.


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