Samba public share - Windows keeps asking for password
This was the key option to set to resolve this issue:
[global] map to guest = bad user
I think you are being bitten by Windows 7 and earlier versions not supporting authentication to the same host both anonymously and authenticated. Look at an answer I gave before on Serverfault.
This is the config that (finally) worked here. I can access a linux server from Windows without asking for a user/password:
[global] workgroup = MYGROUP server string = Samba Server %v netbios name = debian security = user map to guest = bad user dns proxy = no #============= Share Definitions ================= [adriano] force user = adriano path = /home/adriano browsable =yes writable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no
I ran into the same issue (Windows kept rejecting the pi's password) until I got a tip from this YouTube video. Basically I had to run the command:
sudo smbpasswd -a pi
to create the pi samba user. On the Windows, I just use
RASPBERRYPI\pi as the user, type in the password and it works.