mounting an arbitrary directory?
steveh at eecs.umich.edu
Tue Dec 15 20:25:52 GMT 1998
Thank you to everyone who responded to this. A couple of followup
questions if you don't mind (since I currently don't have the book that
apparently is well recommended)
1. Is there a reason why '_' is used instead of '/'?
2. What kind of security implications are there? What additional risks are
there that make this more risky than a regular unix user accessing an
On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Scott D. Webster wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Steve Hsieh wrote:
> > Is it possible to specify an arbitrary unix directory to be mounted from
> > samba? For example, to mount /usr/local/bin ? Using a different smb
> > server, I've seen the ability to do this by doing something like
> > Connect to: \\smbserver\/usr/local/bin
> > Connect as: user
> > Password: ****
> > In other words, I'd like to be able to specify the exact path I'd like to
> > mount without having to explicity put it in smb.conf. (Permissions would
> > of course be subject to whatever the permissions the user has in
> > unixland).
> I just looked this up in John Blair's Samba book (ISBN:
> 1-57831-006-7). The way to do this is to set this up in [global]:
> default service = wildcard
> path = /%S
> This will cause \\server\usr_local to mount /usr/local. Use this
> with caution as there are serious security implications.
> Scott D. Webster swebster at carroll.com
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