security hole in 2.0.0 ???

Stephan Hendl Stephan.Hendl at
Mon Jan 18 10:39:46 GMT 1999

hi anybody,

I just upgraded to the final release 2.0.0 and got some problems.

I the [homes]-section I have to set "writable = Yes" in order to get
write access to my home-directory. Unfortunately this allows me to
delete a file that was created originally by root. But this is not
actually what I want. In 1.9.18p10 the unix file permissions were at the
top level and I couldn't do such things.

Any ideas?


here ist my configuration:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from nubb (
# Date: 1999/01/18 10:50:29

# Global parameters
        workgroup = ARCHIV
        netbios name = KRUG
        interfaces =
        bind interfaces only = Yes
        log file = /usr/local/samba/log/log.%m
        name resolve order = lmhosts hosts wins bcast
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        socket address =
        hosts allow = 10.1.
        fstype = Samba
        debug level = 2

        comment = Temporary file space
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

        comment = Home directories
        writable = Yes
        create mask = 0644
        browseable = No

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