Disabling anonymous SMB access (SAMBA)

TV Server and HD Encoder appliances allow anonymous Samba access by default. This setting can be changed by editing a configuration file on the server.

Applies to

TV Server version 3.x and later

This is an advanced topic! It is intended for system administrators only.

Hardware Configuration

Changing your TV Server's Samba configuration requires making changes to a core configuration file.

  1. Connect to the server's console interface.
  2. Select Maintenance (5), then Advanced (4), then Launch Command Shell (3)
  3. Edit the TV Server shares directly with the following command:
  4. pico /etc/samba/smb.conf.d/etvd-shares
  5. Modify every instance of the following setting:
  6. guest ok = yes
    so that it instead reads:
    guest ok = no
  7. Press CTRL+X to exit. When prompted to save, press Y. When prompted for the filename, press Enter to use the existing one.
  8. Restart the SMB daemon with the following command.
  9. restart smbd