request to remove security=share

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Mar 14 22:53:55 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 11:50 -0600, Steven French wrote:
> but it is so trivial to support seems not worth removing).

This is the problem.  The current code (hack the password of a dozen
accounts until we get in) in Samba3 is so long removed from 'trivial to
support' it's not funny.  A fixed password per share may be 'trivial',
but even that requires somewhere to store it, change it etc.

It's more like 'present, but unsupportable', as while it seems to work
most of the time, few can explain why or how. 

As each person has looked to clean up this area, fear of breaking it has
left the code largely like it was found back in the 2.2 days or

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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