[Samba] preexec script problem

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed May 12 11:21:52 GMT 2004

> i'm running into a little problem when using preexec scripts for the
> creation
> of dir's on my samba server....
> script
> ---
> #! /bin/sh
> name=`getent passwd | grep %U | awk -F: '{print $5}'`
> mkdir /samba/test/"$name"
> ---
> snip of smb.conf
> ---
> [test]
>         path = /samba/test
>         preexec = /root/script
>         browseable = Yes
>         writeable = Yes
>         valid users = @mygroup
>         force group = @mygroup
>         create mask = 0770
>         force create mode = 770
> ---
> anyone have any idea why the dir is not created under "/samba/test" ?
> -ipuy

%U will be substituted within smb.conf, not your script.  You could do
something like preexec = /root/script %U in smb.conf, and then
name=`getent passwd | grep $1 ...

Will your users be able to create directories in /samba/test/ (this dir
is group writable and owned by group mygroup?).  Is it your intention
that one user will be able to read/write/delete another user's files?

~ Daniel


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