[Samba] $ in domain name, Samba 2.2.8a

Stuckless, Colin cstuckless at petro-canada.ca
Thu Oct 30 12:06:25 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 11:49 AM
> To: Stuckless, Colin 709 778-3815
> Cc: Andrew Bartlett; 'samba at lists.samba.org'
> Subject: Re: [Samba] $ in domain name, Samba 2.2.8a
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> | Yes, we are stripping it out for security reasons.  The 
> problem is when
> | people use %U and %D macros in their smb.conf - particularly for
> | logfiles - we got bitten when %m was allowed to contain ../../, and
> | cracked down on it.
> |
> | I think Samba 3.0 allows this again, as I've gone over the 
> codepaths,
> | and am happy with our verification (against the known list 
> of trusted
> | domains etc).
> Colin,
> Here's a patch that should fix things for you.
> cheers, jerry

Jerry, Andrew - 

I just wanted to close the loop on this one. Your 
suggestions/patches worked for us, users in our domain 
with a $ in it are again able to authenticate and access 
their Unix files with samba 2.2.8a. Thanks for the 
timely and accurate advice.

Colin Stuckless 
cstuckless at petro-canada.ca
Unix/G&G Support Specialist


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