[Samba] BUG and FIX: "hide unreadable" and "admin user" don't taste great together.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Apr 12 18:14:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 09:52:04PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> We've noticed some really strange behaviour when a user
> enters a directory with both "hide unreadable" and
> "admin users" turned on.  (i.e. the person is on the
> list of "admin users" and the share has "hide unreadable"
> turned on)
> The results were pretty weird, files/directories that the
> user should have seen (even with "admin users" off) were
> not there.
> Removing the user from the list of "admin users" promptly
> solved the problem.
> On a whim, I guessed that the hide unreadable code was
> getting confused on what files to hide when the user was
> a member of "admin users", so I edited dir.c and added
> the following code snippet to the beginning of
> user_can_read_file()
> The theory is that the admin user should never have
> files hidden from him/her.
> /* If user is a member of the Admin group
>   * we never hide files from him           */
> if (conn->admin_user) return 1;
> I've only done limited testing so far, but it sure seems
> like this solved the problem.  Personally, I'm confident
> enough that I'll be putting it in on a production server
> tomorrow.  Hope this turns out to be helpful.

Looks good - I'll add it to 2.2.4 and HEAD.


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