Blog / Configuring Samba 5 to share a folder with full write permissions to guest users
This year I bought a Raspberry Pi to serve as a retro emulation box. It stinks.
Not anyone’s fault, really. The hardware just doesn’t have the power to run SNES games like Super Mario World at full speed. Anything NES and below is fine, as long as you’re using wired controllers.
So I turned the device into a file server using Raspbian and looked into configuring Samba 5 to allow anyone on my network to read and write files without a password.
It looked like this:
After hours of Googling and Stack Overflowing, I found my answer. I’m using an external hard drive mounted to
Here’s what you need to put at the bottom of
/etc/samba/smb.conf to enable anonymous guest users to read and write to a folder. Change
path to whatever folder you’re tring to share.
[Storage] comment = External drive path = /mnt admin users = pi create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 force group = root force user = root guest ok = Yes read only = No