[Samba] Re: using samba as nfs server replacement?

Pakorn Chutinimitkul pakorn at themonkstudio.com
Thu Apr 24 07:56:55 GMT 2008

The client is running 2.6.18 stock kernel. It shud be a year and a half old or so. I saw cifs module loaded.
Here's the output from modinfo cifs

filename:       /lib/modules/
author:         Steve French <sfrench at us.ibm.com>
license:        GPL
description:    VFS to access servers complying with the SNIA CIFS Specification e.g. Samba and Windows
version:        1.45
vermagic: SMP mod_unload 586 REGPARM gcc-4.1
supported:      external
srcversion:     F8F65B4747CFABB396E7C28
parm:           cifs_max_pending:Simultaneous requests to server. Default: 50 Range: 2 to 256 (int)
parm:           cifs_min_small:Small network buffers in pool. Default: 30 Range: 2 to 256 (int)
parm:           cifs_min_rcv:Network buffers in pool. Default: 4 Range: 1 to 64 (int)
parm:           CIFSMaxBufSize:Network buffer size (not including header). Default: 16384 Range: 8192 to 130048 (int)

The server is running 2.6.24 stock kernel.

Thank you!

Michael Heydon wrote:
> Helmut Hullen wrote:
>> Hallo, Pakorn,
>> <snip>
>> You may set the SUID flag for "mount,cifs" and "umount.cifs" on the 
>> server.
> That could be a security hazard. If we assume that cifs unix extensions
> can be made to work, I could bring in my laptop which contains a SUID
> root binary and mount it to my workstation.
>> Viele Gruesse!
>> Helmut
> The mount output looks OK to me. How old is the client's kernel (sorry,
> I'm not familar with distro version numbers/names)? Does it have CIFS
> Posix support built in (or the relevant modules loaded)?
> *Michael Heydon - IT Administratorr *
> michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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