Patch: Allow unprivileged processes to read registry

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Apr 5 14:59:23 MDT 2012

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 06:58:27PM +0200, Stef Walter wrote:
> 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.

Hmmmm. My only fear is that there is security-sensitive data
stored in the registry this would expose.


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