Just installed a fresh Ubuntu 16.04, and Samba. I want to share a drive with Windows machines, with anonymous users.
First thing I notice is the Samba configuration GUI (system-config-samba) is no longer available.
I forged ahead with the CLI and Nano, editing /etc/samba/smb.conf, using various bits of information from many other people struggling with the same issues.
I have it to the place where Windows machines can see the machine and the shared folder, but any attempt to open the share results in "Access Denied". I want the share to be anonymous, but I also tried logging in using the Ubuntu user and password, and still "access denied".
Before I get into all the gory details after several hours of trying, what happened to the GUI config? If it is just under another name, I'll try that first.
Update: It turns out there is an even easier way to configure sharing in 16.04 Unity. Just right click on the folder to share and select "Local Network Share". From there, the Folder Sharing dialog opens to configure the sharing.
Unfortunately it doesn't work (remote user authentication always fails), but at least the interface is there. I'll report back if and when I figure out more.