[Samba] Samba as non-root?

dan.franco at pnc.com dan.franco at pnc.com
Wed Mar 15 16:08:40 GMT 2006

I have a two-part question.  Is it possible to run Samba as a non-root
user?  What we want to do, ideally, is to create a user account such as
"samba", and let our applications people log in as the samba user, and do
all the setup and ongoing maintenance.  I looked through the stuff on
samba.org but the answer isn't readily apparent to me.  This is so they can
allow a few users the ability to view some files on a Solaris 8 server.

All the users who need read access via Samba are already in the passwd
file.  We would prefer not to use any external servers for authentication
if we can avoid it.  Can we do that?  We're trying to keep this as simple
as possible.


P.S.  Sorry for the disclaimer message below but I can't do anything to
stop it.

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