David Bannon D.Bannon at latrobe.edu.au
Mon Dec 20 22:17:21 GMT 1999

At 08:27 AM 21/12/1999 +1100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>dear redhat,
>i examined a friend's system today, to help him configure it.  assuming
>that he just "installed" from scratch the samba package, it appears that
>you have provided a default smb.conf file for redhat 6.1 that puts samba
>private configuration files in /etc.  the suggested options, for example
>show "smbpasswd file = /etc/smbpasswd".
>this is REALLY bad.

Thanks for smacking their hand over this. Redhat has a habit of changing
the layout of standard packages (ie Apache, PPP as well as samba). It is a
real pain because things are never where you expect them and you need to do
a fairly drastic uninstall before you can update.

I advise people to leave out the major packages when installing redhat and
get them from the primary source, now I can use security as an additional
argument !

David Bannon                      D.Bannon at latrobe.edu.au
School of Biochemistry            Phone 61 03 9479 2197
La Trobe University, Plenty Rd,   Fax   61 03 9479 2467
Bundoora, Vic, Australia, 3083    http://bioserve.latrobe.edu.au
..... Humpty Dumpty was pushed !

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