smb2www -

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jan 3 04:41:04 GMT 2002

Alain BARBET wrote:
> Hi,
> I just upload on CPAN version 0.7 of Perl module Filesys-SmbClient.
> (It use to provide perl method to access smb filesystem).
> It comes with a cgi script smb2www-2.cgi
> Features for now are:
> - browse share, dir
> - read file
> - upload file
> - create dir
> - unlink file
> Waiting CPAN put file on mirrors, you can found it here:

Neat!  I've been hoping sombody would do that.

> But there is 2 problems with that, pb that I already know:
> 1/ trivial
> Here the code in ....
> # Here is a temporary hack:
> # Actually libsmbclient will segfault if it can't find file
> # $ENV{HOME}/.smb/smb.conf so I will test if it exist,
> # and create it if no file is found. A empty file is enough ...
> # In cgi environnement, $ENV{HOME} can be unset because
> # nobody is not a real user. So I will set $ENV{HOME} to dir /tmp
> if (!$ENV{HOME}) {$ENV{HOME}="/tmp";}
> if (!-e "$ENV{HOME}/.smb/smb.conf")
>    {
>     print STDERR "you don't have a $ENV{HOME}/.smb/smb.conf, ",
>        "I will create it (empty file)\n";
>      mkdir "$ENV{HOME}/.smb" unless (-e "$ENV{HOME}/.smb");
>      open(F,">$ENV{HOME}/.smb/smb.conf") ||
>      die "Can't create $ENV{HOME}/.smb/smb.conf : $!\n";
>      close(F);
>    }
> # End of temporary hack
> Not really beautiful no ? and add a test in is not too
> hard no ? I know that there is a lot of job around smb.conf, but if only
> a empty file is mandatory, it's not a good reason.

If nobody else chases this up I'll do it.  It shouldn't be too hard to
make it cope without it (if only by allowing .smb/.smb.conf or /dev/null
as default config files).
> 2/ need to add method in libsmbclient ...
> Problem with:
> CGI persistant (FAST-cgi, mod-perl) / User connection / security
> As I can understand, there is a poll of connection in
> I a user is already connected, password is not checked and open
> connection is given. So in one shot CGI, no problem.
> No with persistant:
> First a user will successful logged. He do his job and go on. Now a
> second user come. CGI script will not go down on web server and smb
> connection is always open. If second user provide a correct name, he can
> use connection of first user without know the password :-((
> A workaround is to provide method that check that a user/password is
> correct on a given server.
> I know that I have already asked for this feature on this list, but I
> hope that for a open source project I will receive more result ;-)

This shouldn't be too hard, but I've not looked inside the code yet.  But as I intend to use (and extend)
libsmbclient and your perl lib I might be able to do somthing.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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