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Old 11-14-2003, 04:13 PM   #1
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Smile smbmnt - setuid root

Hello all.

I am trying to mount network shares using samba and have all the documentation but I says that I need to locate smbmnt and that it needs to be setuid root.

How do I alter the UID to root for this function. Locating smbmnt is the easy bit, how do I do the setuid root bit and why is this classed as being foolish?
Old 11-16-2003, 05:15 AM   #2
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At the risk of being flogged (again) I will answer your question.

The file needs to be owned by root if not:
chown root:root smbmnt
To make the file suid:
chmod u+s smbmnt

Dangers of SUID Shell Scripts

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