What Makes Samba a Server?
To some, the nature of the Samba security mode is obvious, but entirely
wrong all the same. It is assumed that
security = server means that Samba
will act as a server. Not so! This setting means that Samba will
to use another SMB server as its source for user authentication alone.
Samba is a server regardless of which security mode is chosen. When Samba is used outside of a domain security
context, it is best to leave the security mode at the default setting. By default Samba-3 uses user-mode