[Samba] Re: domain administrator is always mapped to root

Michael Lueck mlueck at lueckdatasystems.com
Wed Jan 5 18:58:59 GMT 2005

On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 12:37:59 -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

>Florian Effenberger wrote:
>| Hi Michael,
>|> 2) Anyone who is a Samba Domain Admin will cause things in the log to
>|> equate the user to being the root user. Just how Samba thinks about
>|> things.
>| okay. Any chance to get that "fixed" by the Samba development
>| team? :-)
>The admin users option was never meant to control permissions
>for things like adding users on the Samba server, etc...
>So what you have now is behavior by design.   I'm working on
>a new feature that will allow you to define rights for certain
>groups such as 'add computers to domain', 'restart server',
>etc....  I just keep getting sidetracked with other things.

He was noticing that within the Samba logs you can see Samba realize that user
xxx is a domain admin, thus shift to calling user xxx by the userid root. Thus
files saved on the Samba share by a domain admin user show up as root owning
them on the Linux filesystem. Any simple explanation why that behavior is
withing the Samba code?


Michael Lueck
Lueck Data Systems

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