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    Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    I should know the answer to this but dammed if I can remember. My problem is this:

    I have a server spanning 2 seperate networks with shares to be accessed from both via dual homing. I've entred the server into DNS on both networks and I can see it fine. Some of the shares need to be browsed by users without authenticating against the stand alone server i.e. entering a username and password to access the share. How do I allow this to happen? I'm having a dumb day so please bare with me.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    If i understood the question correctly you'll want to set up a trust between the two networks. You can then create groups in each network which have access to the files on your server. Not quite sure what you mean by 'standalone server'?

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    I assume he means a server without AD. I would have thought you would have got a box requesting authentication when you tried to access the shares but since you ahve posted this I assume not.... ?

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    oh as in not a member of either domain? Er, not sure on that one actually. I would just make it a member of one of the domains so that i could use the trust method. I suppose there must be a way to this tho.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Trusts are out of the question. It must be visable to both seperate LANS, but allow easy access to either.
    I installed the server, setup the shares and went looking for the relevent security options...and looking....and looking. Surely somewhere there must be a 'Allow unauthenticated users to view this folder\share' box\setting somewhere!!

    P.S. No AD. All I want is a simple box.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    What about the "everyone" group?

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Enable guest, add the everyone group or authenticated users ? They will need to authenticate with some accounts on that box so you either need to copy all the user accounts from the main network or set up group user accounts and passwords.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Not sure about the security implications but enabling the "guest2 account will allow unauthenticated users access to your shares

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    I didnt mean specifically add guest to the ACL just enable the account. Im sure in an XP Peer to Peer enabling the guest account is the only way to access some shares with a different account etc or something like that.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Bugger..Workgroup user limit....Hadn't thought of that!

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Your using Server though right? If not I have seen seen a file on one of the websites that deals with intergrating all the patches into you source files that increases concurrent connections.

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    If you convert the box to Linux then you can create a simple share using samba that does not require any authentication.

    (I've done it this this week so I know it works :-) )

    I've never put in two network cards into a Linux box but I'd presume that bit would be easy peasy :-)

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Java problems with the RAID controller interface have negated this as an option. I spent 3 days trying to get Fedora and Mandrake working with my Adaptec RAID card to no avail

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Well- there's always the Win98SE option :P

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    Re: Browsing a standalone server without authenticating

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Java problems with the RAID controller interface have negated this as an option. I spent 3 days trying to get Fedora and Mandrake working with my Adaptec RAID card to no avail
    Which Adaptec RAID controller? AFAIK they are all fairly well supported.

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