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

Gilles codecomplete at free.fr
Fri May 4 14:50:16 UTC 2018

On 04/05/2018 16:47, Chris Weiss wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:07 AM Gilles via samba <samba at lists.samba.org 
> <mailto:samba at lists.samba.org>> wrote:
>     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.
That figures.

Although I obviously have a NAT firewall to restrict incoming access to 
TCP80, since Nginx is indeed Internet-accessible, I'll investigate using 
ssh/sftp as an alternative to Samba.

Thanks much.

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