Patch: Allow unprivileged processes to read registry

Stef Walter stefw at
Thu Apr 5 10:58:27 MDT 2012

The samba configuration is shared between daemons and clients. If
'config backend = registry' is configured, then currently clients
running without root privileges (like smbclient) fail with:

Failed to initialize the registry: WERR_ACCESS_DENIED

The attached patch fixes this issue. The database is created with 0644
permissions. If write access to the database fails, then the database is
opened in read-only mode.

I've tested this with various commands and it seems to do the trick.

Does this look like a good approach? If so, I'll file a bug for the patch.


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