[Samba] [permissions] smbpasswd vs passwd
bill at wiliweld.com
Thu Feb 21 08:43:07 GMT 2002
At Thu, 21 Feb 2002 it looks like Steven Mackenzie composed:
> (my smbpasswd is -rw------- )
> The password hashes stored in smbpasswd can be used "as is" to gain access
> to the files on the samba server, so they have to be kept secret (only
> readable by root).
> You can read a little more by looking at smbpasswd(5) ('man 5 smbpasswd').
> The ones in /etc/passwd can't be used for anything except checking a
> password (or brute force hack attempts by checking lots of passwords), so it
> doesn't have to be secret.
> In fact, /etc/passwd has to be world readable so that various applications
> can see user the user properties in it.
Hmm, I was actually talking about the command
/usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd and not the file /etc/smbpasswd,
Thanks for the post though.
> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 782415 Dec 28 03:14
> > /usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd
> > -r-s--x--x 1 root root 12244 Feb 7 2000
> > /usr/bin/passwd
> > Is there a reason why the perms are not the same ?
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