Samba is one of the transfer protocol in linux network. Samba can connect linux data server with windows. In my opinion, the setting is quite easy. In my earlier posts I have written many posts about samba. Now in the samba setting there is another option that can make a different to the sharing method. The option is security = user and security = share.
Let’s talk about security share option.
If we use this option in smb.conf then every sharing directory declared in smb.conf will be share without any username privileged.
But the sharing setting must be set browseable=yes ; rewritable=yes ; guest ok = yes
Now the security user option.
If we use this option in smb.conf then everytime the client try to browse the share directoy it will prompt for username and password of the owner directory.
The sharing setting must be set browseable=yes ; rewriteable = yes ; guest ok is not really necessary.
In My opinion the samba security = share is faster than security=user, but why?
I think this is because share is ignoring all the privileged.