[Samba] Is a password required for the Linux account?

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Fri May 4 14:47:02 UTC 2018

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:07 AM Gilles via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>

> On 04/05/2018 15:46, Chris Weiss wrote:
> > technically it does not need a passwd, and you don't need to do
> > password sync.  i should work just fine.
> Thanks.
> If the matching Unix account has no password, how come it doesn't
> trigger an error when Samba accesses the underlying Unix filesystem?
> Doesn't Linux prompt Samba for a uid + password?

no, samba runs as root, root can do whatever it needs.  this is also why
you shouldn't have samba on a web server.

there are many tools to get ssh/sftp paths as a local windows file.  I
really suggest you go that route if this internet facing.

you can do whatever you want, but you do need to know that what you're
trying to do here is a Bad Thing.  you're setting yourself with an insecure
system, and that never ends well.  and also Word makes terribly bloated
pages.  why not use a CMS or a wiki?  right tool for the job.

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