libsmbclient revamp - need opinions quickly
derrell.lipman at unwireduniverse.com
Mon Mar 3 14:47:26 GMT 2008
On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 9:40 AM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:14:05AM -0500, Derrell Lipman wrote:
> > 1. Removal of smbmount. KDE calls smbmount instead of calling mount.
> > IIRC, the comment says something about mount not being allowed by
> > non-root users but smbmount with SUID bit set can be. KDE, one of the
> > big libsmbclient users, therefore is going to have to make some much
> > more significant changes due to that change than they would for the
> > libsmbclient API.
> I get that KDE should not work on OpenSUSE 10.2 and RHEL5
> anymore, because they do not ship smbfs anymore. In
> particular I can't believe that OpenSUSE does not ship KDE
Ok, it's possible that there is a Ubuntu patch that uses smbmount. I
downloaded the Ubuntu source package to view. Here's the comment from
// using smbmount instead of "mount -t smbfs", because mount
does not allow a non-root
// user to do a mount, but a suid smbmnt does allow this
> > 2. smb.conf parameter change: hidden -> admin shares (or something
> > like that). This change will not only cause the distros to make
> > changes, it will cause many of the (millions? of) Samba users
> > themselves to make changes.
> The parameter "hidden" was in the 3-2-test tree for exactly
> 6 days, between Feb 22, 2008 and Feb 28, 2008. If there ara
> any distros with the parameter "hidden" being active and
> shipped to millions of users, I would like to know it.
> Ballmer would be very envious about the spread rate in 6
> days, this does MUCH better than Vista :-)
LOL. Ok. I didn't know that "hidden" had just been inserted. Point
taken and conceded.
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