i have some version of samba installed on my mac now but the smb.conf directs shares to this file
; Pull in system share configuration. These are managed
; by smb-sync-shares.
include = /var/db/samba/smb.shares
so i opened smb.shares but it says it is automatically generated and warns against editing it. I can edit it to add these lines
path = /tmp/share
available = yes
valid users = guest
read only = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
BUT i'm not sure if i should add that to smb.shares or try to reconfigure smb.conf to use this instead of smb.shares
I know this isn't something a lot of people can shed light on but I think I can help most by documenting my attempts.