Samba Security breach ?

Welsh, Armand armand.welsh at
Wed Jan 3 16:09:18 GMT 2001

Just curious, what happens if you map user student, to account ftp, or some
other account that has restricted access rights.  I remember reading
somewhere that it's prefered to use a guest user account, like ftp, instead
of nobody, for restricted shares.  Though I don't remember what the reason
was... I will investigate, and see if it has anything to do with this

-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Ron Alexander [mailto:rcalex at]
-> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 4:27 AM
-> To: Samba-Technical
-> Subject: Fw: Samba Security breach ?
-> > When I created a Unix user student everything behaved like 
-> normal. I could
-> > not access share jdoe. It seems to me that there is a bug 
-> in the Samba
-> > source somewhere where the mapping from student to nobody 
-> is being done.
-> > I have looked at the code, but is is not easy to 
-> comprehend what is going
-> > on.

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