How the heck can it work?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Mon Jul 24 19:59:58 GMT 2000

Ron Alexander wrote:
> I am trying to set the smb.conf permissions to 640 
> as recommended. When I do, I still have FULL access to all 
> the swat functions. I believe it is due to the fact that 
> swat is started from inetd and the inetd.conf has a user of
> root (as documented in the doc'n I have found so far)
> Is it actually possible to have swat run as root and get 
> LESS access to the file?

It is supposed to remember the uid of the user who logged 
in.  Works ok on UNIX.

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