[Samba] Multiple smbd running...

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Apr 26 15:27:51 GMT 2003

On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, [iso-8859-1] Ram N. wrote:

> Hi,
>    In Solaris 8, Multiple smbd are running for the user 'root'. What's
> the reason for that and whether it can be controlled. If so, it would be
> great if I get a reply ASAP...

That is correct. There is one master daemon, all the others are spawned
one per connection. If you check the code you will see that they do an
seteuid(), but since samba has to perform functions that are normal to
MS Windows and that are contrary to Unix permissions the only way this can
be done it to (just for that operation) temporarily switch back to root.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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