[Samba] Is a password required for the Linux account?
rpenny at samba.org
Fri May 4 15:08:25 UTC 2018
On Fri, 04 May 2018 14:47:02 +0000
Chris Weiss via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 9:07 AM Gilles via samba
> <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.
Well, Samba does run as root, but when a user connects, a new process
is forked using the users credentials. You can run a web server on a
machine running Samba, there is no connection.
> 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.
Totally agree with the above, plus you shouldn't use windows tools to
edit conf files on Unix, the two systems use different line endings.
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