[Samba] Not possible to chown as guest?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat May 27 17:02:39 UTC 2017

On Sun, 28 May 2017 01:21:12 +0900
john smith via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> But it seems that it took more work to prevent guest from performing
> chown than to allow it. As a Samba pseudo user guest is directly
> mapped to nobody on the server and as nobody is able to chown directly
> on the server there must be an additional code somewhere that
> intentionally forbid guest to chown.

You are totally missing the point, you can only chown as 'nobody'
because you changed the 'nobody' user, no one else can , because they
haven't changed the user 'nobody'.

Just because you can do something, doesn't mean it is a good idea.


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