Users running as root, but reported as user in smbstatus

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Oct 31 19:45:47 GMT 2000

Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Is this normal?  I don't understand why some smbd 
> processes are running as the user and some aren't.

smbd always runs as root except with it is 
performing operations under the effective uid of 
the connected user (e.g. opening a file).

Cheers, jerry
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