[Samba] .exe files

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Feb 3 16:31:09 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 09:11, Kirk R. Wythers wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2004, at 12:47 AM, Craig White wrote:
>         On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 17:01, Kirk R.Wythers wrote:
>                 I have a user on a IP authenticated connection who
>                 wants tobackup his 
>                 local disk onto his own user space. His backup
>                 contains .exe files 
>                 (which I initially set up to be denied with " veto
>                 files = 
>                 /*.exe/*.dll/*.pif/*.com/*.vbs/*.{*}/*passwd*/" is
>                 smb.conf.
>                 How bad an idea is it to allow .exe files to be
>                 written?
> Based on the snipit
> fromhttp://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba-unofficial.html
I suppose that if you don't want them putting these files on the server
that the veto files as listed is just the trick.

I have also seen text files, jpg files bmp files and others become
infected with worms and viruii too...I suppose you can add them to the
list and if you really want to make sure that your server is safe from
the possibility of having problems with worms or viruses... veto files =
/*.*/ would probably cover it.

I think when you read suggestions about configuration, that you have to
process them with particular reference to your own needs.

Personally, I wanted to veto /desktop.ini/ cuz those little buggers are
obnoxious when you use samba as PDC with roaming profiles. Created too
many headaches but all my WinXP users get these files in menus and
various obnoxious places. Might have to write a cron to see if I can
seek and destroy them every night...has anyone done this?


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