Tiny Change to allow spaces in valid users list

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Mon Mar 5 15:17:24 GMT 2001

On Mon, 05 Mar 2001 09:03:34 John Trostel wrote:
> > The current way is just so nice, why changing it?
> > Simply allow username be presented between quotes if 
> > you need a space in the username.
> > 
> > valid users = tim jack "tic tac toe" me you "a name 
> > with a \" (quote) in"
> > 
> > Space as separator is really clear and intuitive do 
> > not chnge it please.
> > 
> I agree that a space _is_ intuitive! The parseing would 
> just be a bit more complex with the quoted scheme. In 
> your example above, wouldn't you have to be looking for 
> quotes, escaped quotes, and all the normal seperators
> also?


Just a couple of requirements and observations

  o any change in parsing user_in_list() type functions
    (valid/invalud users, force user, etc...) must not 
    break any existing smb.conf's without a very good
    reason :-)

  o it would probably help the discussion if you provided
    the circumstances under which this lack of support
    for spaces in user names in 'valid users' became
    a problem (e.g. using winbindd, etc...)


Cheers, jerry
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