I have the following
/etc/samba/smb.conf config setup to share my
homes and a custom folder named
[homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = yes read only = no [itc_data_feed] comment = ITC_DATA_FEED path = /var/itc_data_feed read only = No
After editing this file I restarted smbd with the following command:
sudo smbd reload
I would expect to be able to access these on windows OSs through Start->Run:
\\myservername\itc_data_feed but neither are working.
What am I missing or doing wrong?
It seems that I cannot connect using the servername but rather I must use IP address. Once I use IP address I am asked to authenticate with my linux credentials; however, I am wanting an open share that does not require authentication.
To achieve this I intentionally omitted the
valid users line but I am still being asked to authenticate, why is this happening?