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Bug 1337260 - Bad example in the default smb.conf
Summary: Bad example in the default smb.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Guenther Deschner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-18 16:05 UTC by Stephen Gallagher
Modified: 2016-06-23 14:11 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version: samba-4.4.4-3.fc24
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Last Closed: 2016-06-22 23:53:57 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to correct example (deleted)
2016-05-18 16:05 UTC, Stephen Gallagher
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Description Stephen Gallagher 2016-05-18 16:05:36 UTC
Created attachment 1158900 [details]
Patch to correct example

Description of problem:

The "staff" example describes a share that is read-only except for users in the staff group, however the actual implementation included "writable = yes", which makes the share world-writable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read the default smb.conf

Actual results:
The example produces a world-writable share

Expected results:
The example should match its description.

Additional info:

Patch attached.

Comment 1 Andreas Schneider 2016-06-20 07:41:46 UTC
Well, 'writeable = no' should be set here, but it isn't world writeable until the directory allows write access for others!

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2016-06-20 11:08:04 UTC
samba-4.4.4-3.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2016-06-20 20:53:56 UTC
samba-4.4.4-3.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2016-06-22 23:53:53 UTC
samba-4.4.4-3.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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