[Samba] maintaining permissions on smb.conf

Bryan Henderson bryanh at giraffe-data.com
Tue Jun 18 19:22:02 GMT 2002

Various parts of Samba routinely reset the permissions on smb.conf to
something they think is appropriate.  As far as I can tell, this is not

I like to maintain permissions on files separately, and for many systems
Samba's choice is not the best.  It wasn't very hard to modify the source
code to remove this function, but I think it ought to be a regular 
installation option.

But I know the issue of where control of security policy should be is
the subject of holy wars, and it's obvious that someone went out of
his way to put this unusual function into Samba, so I wonder if this
is something that has been considered before.

Bryan Henderson                                    Phone 408-621-2000
San Jose, California

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