Users running as root, but reported as user in smbstatus

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at
Tue Oct 31 20:02:13 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter wrote:
> 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).

I thought smbd starts as root, grabs the <1023 port and runs completely as that
user from then forward... guess I'm wrong then.


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