Samba: How to configure share for guest access and how to mount the share without password?

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Issue

  • Samba: How to configure share for guest access and how to mount the share without password?
  • Cannot mount samba share served by RHEL 7.2 to a RHEL 5.11 box, guest access failing.
#  mount -t cifs  //samba.example.com/tshare /mnt
mount error 13 = Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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