[Samba] old bug with usershares of what?

Илья Коскин kasakoff87 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 18:18:00 UTC 2018

Thank's for pointing me here, looks like adding 'nobody' to usershare group
"solve" the problem for me :)
Logs is now clean!
Is there any security or other reasons, why i am better not to do so?

пн, 5 нояб. 2018 г. в 20:09, Rowland Penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org

> On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 19:32:29 +0300
> Илья Коскин via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > oh sorry, of course i have a typo in 6.
> > The user usershare dir depends on system where samba was build.
> > For example in fedora it is /var/lib/samba/usershares,
> > and in openbsd it is /var/samba/usershares.
> > I am sure i am doing everything right.
> >
> Yes, I think you are too.
> The error message you are getting comes from here:
> if (sys_stat(usersharepath, &sbuf, false) != 0) {
>     DEBUG(0,("load_usershare_service: stat of %s failed. %s\n",
>         usersharepath, strerror(errno) ));
>         return -1;
> }
> Which, to my limited understanding of 'C', means it checks if 'stat'
> can be run successfully against the usersharepath and it doesn't look
> like it can.
> Not sure who 'stat' is being run as ?
> Is it root, if so it should work.
> Is it an authenticated user who is a member of the group usershare,
> if so, it should work.
> It could however be a guest user, which would make the actual user
> 'nobody' who probably isn't a member of the group 'usershare' (I
> hope) and this user will not be able to run 'stat' on the usershare
> directory.
> Finally, it could be an authenticated user, who isn't a member of the
> 'usershare' group, again, this user wouldn't be allowed to run 'stat'
> on the share directory.
> I could of course have missed the point all together and be totally
> wrong.
> Rowland
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