Samba processes

Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 abduljavid at
Tue Feb 18 19:26:11 GMT 2003

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From: Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 [mailto:abduljavid at] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 11:18 AM
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Subject: Samba processes

Am noticing smbd processes are running as root and occassionally I see a
child process as userid

Just curios under what circumstances the smbd runs as user id process ( unix
id ) and running as root is a security risk?

Thanks in advance


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