Users other then root using swat to configure?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Mar 5 07:05:30 GMT 2001

"Horanburg, Chadd (ISS Southfield)" wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wondering if there's any easy way to enable a regular user to log into
> swat and have swat grant them root privelages, so they can use it to
> configure samba without having root access...
> Please shoot me an email at choranburg at if you have any ideas,
> Thanks,
>  Chadd

Apparently it can be done by changing the permissions on /etc/smb.conf.

However - any user who can edit smb.conf is only one 'root preexec' away
from being root anyway, so it might not be a wise idea.

Hope this clarifies things,
Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
abartlet at

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