[Samba] Samba 4.3.11

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jul 11 18:31:10 UTC 2018

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:48:45 -0400
rac8006 at aol.com wrote:

>  I do not have any apple devices on my network.  I would like to
> change the smb.conf defaults.  But WD in there infinite wisdom
> modified the way samba is started up on reboot.  They don't use the
> rc scripts.  They wrote there own utilities to start samba.  They use
> programs called smbcom smbcmd smbcv etc.  They provide on
> documentation on these programs.  After some testing I found that
> smbcmd starts smbd processes.  But it also overwrites the smb.conf
> file  with what is displayed below.  Even trying to set the loglevel 
> is difficult.  
> Thanks for you help.

Sorry, but this is what you get when you purchase something with a
proprietary OS.
From a quick internet search it appears you may be able to replace the
entire OS. This would allow you to do whatever you like, it would
also ensure that there are no backdoors in the OS, it seems this may
be very possible with the installed OS.

If it is overwriting the smb.conf, then it is very probably using a
template somewhere, if you can find this, you may be able to alter
this instead.

It would nice to know which version of Samba it is using, if it is
version 3 or later, then they should be supplying the source code (I
couldn't find it, but didn't search hard), if it is an earlier version,
then it really shouldn't be connected to the internet.


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