[Samba] Samba bug or by design - browsing root

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Jan 14 01:59:59 GMT 2004

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 Van_N_Ta at Keane.com wrote:

> Dear Technical Support,
> We have a user who just accidentally mapped a network drive by entering
> \\hostname\root and it worked eventhough root is not defined for sharing in
> smb.conf file.  Now that we know, we are able to browse the root level on
> the UNIX server just by keying in \\hostname\root from IE or Windows
> explorer.  Is this a setting/configuration problem or by design for samba?
> Is there a way to avoid this since we do want users to be able to browse
> root (/).  Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> I'm currently running on the following environment:
> OS = DGUX R4.20MU06
> Samba version = 2.2.8a

Your Samba server is very definitely not configured correctly. Please
contact me off-line and I will try to help you to solve your problem.

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

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