Samba server types and security modes
There are three different types of servers available: Domain controller • Primary domain controller (PDC) • Backup domain controller (BDC) • ADS domain controller Domain member server • Active directory domain server • NT4 style domain server Standalone server There are two types of security modes available for Samba: share-level and user-level, known as security levels.
Share-level security: This can be implemented in only one way. With share-level security, the server expects a password for each share. It is not dependent on a particular user name.
In smb.conf, the security=share directive that sets sharelevel security is: compatible authentication protocols.
In smb.conf, this can be achieved by using the following directives: