[Samba] Q's about bug fixes

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Jun 7 16:48:47 GMT 2005

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Jim C. wrote:
> I want to update the Mandr* TWiki PDC howto
> My questions are bout two old bugx.
> 1. There used to be a security hole in that one shouldn't 
> put a user's profile directory in his homes share as the user
> could get global access this way. Is it OK to do this now?
> It would make backups so much easier.

The only thin I remember here is how Windows maintains
conections to the profile path after logout.  However,
if you don't set 'login path = \\server\homes\profile'
and use %U instead, you should be ok.  But YMMV.

> 2. Do LDAP users and machines still have to be in the same 
> ou?  I would like to keep Linux from seeing my machines
> and yet still provide them to Samba.

They can be in different ou's but nss_ldap still have to expose
the posixAccount information for both machines and users.

> 3. Is there a way I can find out about old bugs without 
> having to go through all the release notes.  Perhaps a
> bug database?


cheers, jerry
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