I'm configuring a file server at work. It's an Ubuntu server where I've mounted and shared a hard disk. i.e. Via "Local Network Share" - samba under the hood.
This works fine. Users can browse to the machine from Windows. There is no need to provide credentials (before credentials were enabled and people grumbled).
But now I need to be able to upload files to the server. i.e. I need write permissions. But I don't want all users to be able to write.
Is it possible to set up the share so guests can browse and read it (with no credentials) but other users can sign in and write to disk?
I came across this post
which seems to suggest that it is. But in my smb.confg file I don't see the folder I'm sharing.
I also don't fully understand the suggestion. Some of the concepts are lost on me since I was a UI baby.
From the perspective of Windows users I'm looking to
a) Grant read-only guest access so anyone can download files without credentials b) Still support authorization (for 1/2 generic users) who can upload files.
The reason I need this is because I want to store pdb symbols on the server and use "symstore add" to upload them from a Windows machine.