Magic script problem

Geza Makay makayg at
Thu Oct 30 06:05:12 GMT 1997

Hello everyone,

First I would like to thank Andrew, Luke and others working on Samba for
this great product! We use it on our server for more that 2 years now with
no problem.
One little bug I found, but it is not very important, since there is a
workaround. If you specify a magic script on one of the shares (it is in
our homes section now), then the magic script does not seem to run, if you
create (copy) it in the root directory of that share, but it works just
fine if you put it into any of the subdirectories of that share. We depend
on magic scripts, because our librarian does not know Unix, but still needs
to update sometimes the library databases on our WWW server, and I do not
want to give her explicit file access to that directory (i.e. a share,
where she could write). So I created a small script that does all the works
for her on the Unix machine, and it is run using the magic script. All this
I experienced with Samba 1.9.17p2.

With best regards,


*           Name: Geza Makay                                            *
*      Institute: Jozsef Attila University of Szeged                    *
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