A bug maybe; Write list access to Read only share; security = share?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Feb 3 04:01:33 GMT 2005

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On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:

> This issue is the same as that I posted to bugzilla,
> write list/read list/admin users do not work under "security = SHARE"
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1844
> As I wrote there , at least Samba 2.2.3a (Samba included in Debign
> Woody) works well. 

I know.  But intuitively it is hard to explain and likely to get 
broken as the code gets harder to maintain.  No one has ever given me a 
valid reason to run security = share these days.  If you can show my 
something that is possible (and practical) in security = share that
can't be done in security = user, I'll reconsider fixing these bugs.

> > Did you set 'map to guest = bad user' ?
> This solution is acceptable, but I still think this is a bug, not a
> design...

Possibly, but I think the design was originally broken.  We should never 
be advertising user access control with share mode security IMO.

Basically, this one is really low on my priority since I would like to see 
people move away from security = share anyways.  But patches are always 
welcome as long as the code doesn't get too confusing.

cheers, jerry
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