Browse list problem sorted (PR#7918)

John H Terpstra samba-bugs at
Sun Aug 16 02:57:12 GMT 1998

>From the quill of Charlie Brady came this dispatch:

> On Wed, 24 Jun 1998, Troels Arvin wrote:
>> On the Samba list, at 05:58 24-06-98 +1000, Bob "Mince" Franklin
>> <R.C.Franklin at> wrote:
>> >I posted a couple of times about a problem I was having with browsing, 
>> >where smbclient (and other clients) showed nothing in the browse list, 
>> >but wins.dat and browse.dat showed a list and the log showed the server 
>> >becoming the domain and local master browser.
>> >
>> >Well, the problem turned out to be permissions on the .../samba/var and 
>> >../samba/var/locks directories; not allowing the 'guest account' access 
>> >to the files.  D'oh!
> Since the guest account is supposed to have minimal priveleges, I wonder
> whether this is the correct solution to the problem....

First of all, apologies for the delay. We are slowly catching up with the

I tested this. Indeed Troels is correct. So is Charlie. This is not elegant.

Samba-technical: Could we look at a more appropriate way to handle this?
John H Terpstra - Samba-Team
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