I'm trying to replace an old Windows 2000 server that is current set up with a number of open anonymous shares used by a legacy application that must remain in production for a few more years. I spent a few hours trying to create anonymous shares on a 2008 R2 box but gave up. My next idea was to use Samba (3.4.7) to create an anonymous share, and following this quick-n-dirty HowTo: http://www.debuntu.org/samba-how-to-share-files-for-your-lan-without-userpassword/, I set up a Lucid Lynx box to do just that. Works great... as long as you're on the same subnet as the Samba server.
So our subnets are roughly set up thusly:
- 172.21.11.0/24 - Linux servers
- 172.21.110.0/24 - Test PCs (Win7 x64)
- 172.18.224.0/20 - Production PCs (Win7 x64)
- 126.96.36.199/24 (treated as an internal network, don't ask) - Old server subnet
And the specific machines I'll be discussing are:
- 172.21.11.24 - Samba server (wrc-deploy)
- 172.21.110.68 - My test PC (Win7 x64)
- 188.8.131.52 - Old Windows 2000 server
So from another Linux server, I can do the following without a problem:
jheese@wrc-aptcache1:~$ smbclient -NL wrc-deploy Domain=[WELDCORCC] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.4.7] Sharename Type Comment --------- ---- ------- APS Disk APS share CARSBIN Disk CARSBIN share CARSPROJ Disk CARSPROJ share CivilDocs Disk CivilDocs share DA_CrystalEase Disk DA_CrystalEase share RMSDist Disk RMSDist share RMSDistTRN Disk RMSDistTRN share RMSTools Disk RMSTools share TibCAD Disk TibCAD share IPC$ IPC IPC Service (wrc-deploy) Domain=[WELDCORCC] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.4.7] Server Comment --------- ------- Workgroup Master --------- ------- WORKGROUP WRC-DEPLOY jheese@wrc-aptcache1:~$ smbclient -N //wrc-deploy/RMSDist Domain=[WELDCORCC] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.4.7] Server not using user level security and no password supplied. smb: \> ls . D 0 Mon Mar 25 15:44:53 2013 .. D 0 Mon Mar 25 15:24:20 2013 test A 0 Mon Mar 25 15:45:01 2013 60617 blocks of size 262144. 49484 blocks available smb: \> q jheese@wrc-aptcache1:~$
However, from my Windows test PC on the 172.21.110.0/24 subnet, if I try to browse to \wrc-deploy or \wrc-deploy\RMSDist, say, I get "The account is not authorized to log in from this station."
However, and I think this is key, I can browse to \172.21.11.24 and \172.21.11.24\RMSDist without a problem... DNS is absolutely working properly, and I can ping, telnet, etc. to the name "wrc-deploy" from my test PC without a problem.
Also, I know that it's not the old NTLM/LM security options because I can hit the old Windows 2000 server's shares from my test PC without a problem, and it's on the old server subnet, 184.108.40.206/24.
To my knowledge, no WINS server has ever been configured on this network, nor do we have any broadcast forwarding configured on our routers to make the old server's shares browse properly.
I've Googled the crap out of this, including the specific error message, seeing about using Samba 4.x to do this instead of Samba 3.x, whether WINS is necessary (I'd really like to not have to go this route if possible), and everything else, but I can't find anyone else in this same situation.
So, can anyone please suggest ways to make this work. I don't care how it's done, but the requirements are:
- Anonymous CIFS shares
- Works by name across subnets
- Without a WINS server on each subnet (we have waaaaay too many subnets, some in weird places)
- (Preferably) Without WINS altogether
Let me know if you need any specific information as far as config files, versions, or diagrams. Thanks in advance!
Regards, Jon Heese