SWAT Issue

James Kreuziger jkreuzig at massun.peds.mc.uci.edu
Thu Jun 1 03:29:33 GMT 2000

I'm unclear as to what you are trying to accomplish.  
You could use the admin users = user1 option in your 
smb.conf file to give user1 root access to any files.
If you have a trusted set of users, this could work 
(although I wouldn't recommend it).

If you are talking about removing any login to SWAT, 
you need to do two things:

1) Read "Using Samba"
2) Remove your samba server from the network.

Allowing any user access to edit your smb.conf file 
could have SERIOUS consequences with regards to system 
security.  If this is what you want, then you need 
to post your systems IP address/name so we can all 
have a test server to try out smb.conf changes! ;)


Jim Kreuziger
Systems Manager
UCI Autism Research Project
jkreuzig at uci.edu

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Darwin Airola wrote:

> To Whom It May Concern,
> I recently installed Samba and SWAT on my RedHad Linux V6.2 machine.  The
> installation process was quite easy.
> However, I am having one problem with SWAT:  I have to log in as root to be
> able to edit anything.  I have not read anywhere, in any documentation that
> I could find, about this behavior.
> Has anyone experienced this?  What do I need to do to get SWAT to let me
> access it in "edit mode" without logging in as root?
> Take care,
> Darwin

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