[Samba] pam_mount: /etc/fstab or suid root smbmount?
urban at teststation.com
Wed Aug 14 08:46:02 GMT 2002
On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> Now, the alternative is to make smbmount suid root. This might be a
> security issue, but less messing with /etc/fstab (not much of an issue here,
> but imagine if you had several thousand users in a win2k domain).
> Any thoughts on which would be better?
You shouldn't make smbmount suid root. To allow user mounts it should be
enough to make smbmnt suid root. I haven't used pam_mount so perhaps it
needs something else.
For the thousands of user case autofs maps can be useful.
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