I'd like to set up a guest account on my laptop so that people can use it at my home, including internet access as usual via my wifi router, but not access the drive shares on my LAN. I have the following drive shares:
- 2 Windows 7 computers sharing a home zone
- 1 Linux server with unprotected Samba shares
The laptop is currently running XP, but I could install Windows 7 on it if necessary.
The laptop does currently not see the Windows 7 computers (due to the home zone), so all I'd have to do is to keep it from accessing the Samba shares for that particular XP user account.
I don't want to password-protect the Samba shares for everyone else though since I am too lazy to type the password over and over again when working on my regular computer.
What's the easiest way to achieve this? I guess installing a domain (Windows or Samba) would solve the problem, but it looks like complete overkill for this scenario. Some kind of personal firewall on the laptop with different settings for different users might be another, but I don't know any.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! :-)