[Samba] Running Samba daemons

Logan Shaw lshaw at emitinc.com
Fri Jul 21 22:18:51 GMT 2006

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, earl.rose at us.aonwarranty.com wrote:
> How can I make a system user other than root (i.e., adm, sys) start the
> Samba daemons (smbd and nmbd) on an AIX5L platform?

I'd be surprised if it's even possible.  Samba needs to create
files as the user that connects to the share.  If you run it as
non-root, how could it create and access files as other users?

I suppose it might theoretically be possible if you run a
configuration with only guest users, but I doubt Samba allows
for that.

   - Logan

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