[Samba] valid users VS users in conf

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Tue May 19 06:48:54 GMT 2009

DNK wrote:
> Why would this happen?
No idea...
> Is there any disadvantage or security concern by using the "users = 
> @group" style?
Yes, the users option does something completely different to the valid 
users option. While there may be some similarities in the end result, 
they are not the same.

The most obvious issue is where two users happen to have the same 
password, they will both authenticate as the first user in the list.

Can you paste your smb.conf?

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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