[Samba] how to mount shares as a user without mount.cifs setuid

Chris Smith smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Wed Apr 7 22:45:20 MDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org> wrote:
> Yes, we added a patch a while back to make it such that mount.cifs
> would not allow itself to run as a setuid root program unless it that
> check was compiled out.
> This was done due to a rather constant stream of "security issues" that
> were brought about when people installed mount.cifs setuid root. Since
> it had never been vetted for security, we really had no other choice to
> communicate that installing it setuid root was unsafe.

Not the place for it so the inquiry is only rhetorical.
How can you equate adding a patch preventing a sysadmin from using an
app as designed to communicating? Communication is one thing,
handcuffs are another.

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