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Re: [Samba] Public share ask for a password




Not only reading but understanding the manpages would help. ;)

On 2017-03-21 13:47 "c.buhtz--- via samba" <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> This is the relevant line in the /etc/fstab
> 
> //SPARKY/Public    /mnt/Sparky/Public    cifs rw,noauto,user 0 0

See the explanation of "password" in the manpage of "mount.cifs".
mount.cifs will always ask for a password (if it is not given implicit
with environment variable or credential file) also when guest users are
allowed on the samba share.

This means you have to add "password=" to the fstab line. Then it works
well.

I can not see a technical or design reason about this behaviour.
<http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=858343>

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