I have a small home network of 3 computers, each running Ubuntu 18.04. Up until some very recent update I was able to share external drives attached to each of the machines across that network... now no more, and I don't know why. Very frustrated... I'm not a computer wiz at all, and this seems like it should be a very simple thing but I can't get the drives to mount on other computers in the network even though they appear as available. I get a permissions denied error.
So how do I set up a config for this so that there are NO permissions required for an external drive... anybody could anonymously mount that drive on their desktop. Gotta be a way to do this. I've tried all the old tutorials I can find, but just make a mess of things. I kinda need step by step instructions for this issue specifically.
testparm -s results
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384) WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated Processing section "[print$]" Processing section "[public]" Loaded services file OK. Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
[global] dns proxy = No log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m map to guest = Bad User max log size = 1000 obey pam restrictions = Yes pam password change = Yes panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u server role = standalone server server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) syslog = 0 unix password sync = Yes usershare allow guests = Yes usershare owner only = No idmap config * : backend = tdb [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers [public] comment = public anonymous access create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0771 guest ok = Yes path = /var/samba/ read only = No net usershare info --long results [Anime A-M] path=/media/jaxes/Anime A-M comment= usershare_acl=Everyone:F, guest_ok=y info_fn: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/cinema a-m is not a well formed usershare file. info_fn: Error was Path is not a directory. info_fn: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/free is not a well formed usershare file. info_fn: Error was Path is not a directory. [Anime N-Z] path=/media/jaxes/Anime N-Z comment= usershare_acl=Everyone:F, guest_ok=y [Public] path=/home/jaxes/Public comment= usershare_acl=Everyone:F, guest_ok=y