[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#410823: closed by Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> (Re: Bug#410823: samba: smbd segfaults during startup)

Fabien COUTANT fabien.coutant at neuf.fr
Tue Feb 13 21:26:38 CET 2007

> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:47:35 +0100
> From: Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>
> Subject: Re: Bug#410823: samba: smbd segfaults during startup
> Please change "passdb backend" to "tdbsam" alone. See Samba Changelog
> for rationale.

1/ if "guest" has been disabled from "passdb backend", smbd should *not*
   crash with a segfault when guest is still written inside, but instead
   ignore it or show an explanatory error message;  testparm should also
   report it (it still doesn't).
2/ The changelog provided in the Debian package doesn't give any rationale,
   only the fact it was removed.
3/ by reading the changelog I see that some upgrade *should* have
   *silently* removed the incriminated "guest" value. (a) it didn't, and
   (b) it shouldn't be done silently but instead clearly advertised since
   it's important functionality removal.
4/ "passdb backend = tdbsam guest" was working fine for me.  Is the new
   version supposed to behave the same, i.e. provide the same access right
   policy, with "guest" removed ?

Hope this helps,

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