Something like this is easy to find on google but just a note to myself:

1) Set

security = share

2) Make a share like so:

[mnt] path = /mnt comment = mntroot browseable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no #set to yes most likely, this will allow rw in its current state using the nobody user write list = john # or you can do this :) public = yes

3) Since I do want the nobody user to be the one linked to the guest user, I do this just to be safe:

guest account = nobody

4) Restart samba:

/etc/init.d/samba restart

Done! I did this on my new Debian 7 install!!

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