[Samba] Samba 2.2.3a SUID root etc.

Sean Clarke sean at cashline.ca
Wed Sep 25 16:52:01 GMT 2002

I have done a brief search on this topic, and have come up with nothing
really useful. So if someone knows where this answer lies for this
version on samba, please let me know.

I am running Redhat 7.3 along with samba2.2.3a,  my problem is my users
need to be able to mount windowsnt shares from within their home
directories on the redhat machine.

I have chmod +s /usr/bin/smbmount so that they are able to run this.

But now I am getting this error

mount.smbfs //mis/abm /home/ian/mis -o

libsmb based programs must *NOT* be setuid root.
19764: Connection to mis failed
SMB connection failed

Is there a way to fix this, I am also taking this as a security

Thanks any help greatly appreciated.

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