Service-names and computer-names checked for in getpwnam

Mattias.Gronlund Mattias.Gronlund at
Fri Jan 28 20:44:53 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter wrote:
> Mattias Gronlund wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there anyone that knows why SAMBA checks for the name of the
> > service with getpwnam when a connection to a share is initiated?
> See the explanation of the [homes] service in the smb.conf man
> page.

The manual-page says:
> When  the  connection  request  is made, the existing sections are scanned.
> If a match is found, it is used. If no match is found, the requested
> section name is treated as a user name and looked up in the local password
> file. If the name exists and the correct password has been given, a share
> is created by cloning the [homes] section.

But the implementation does a lookup in the "local password file" even
there is a separate section for the share. It will also try to lookup
which if I understands it is a quite special share that do not need a


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