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Re: [Samba] Reloading smbd session process group membership cache




Credentials are not changed - UID/GID/SID are still the same afterwards.
The user is simply being added to another group.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 5:58 PM Jeremy Allison <jra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 06:13:09PM +0100, Eugene Pankov via samba wrote:
> > So the problem is that smbd session processes will forever cache the
> POSIX
> > group memberships that the logged in user possesses. Consider a following
> > example:
> >
> > *smb.conf: *
> > [share_a]
> > path = /mnt/a
> > valid users = dude
> >
> > *ls -l /mnt:*
> > drwxrwxr-x root group_a a
> >
> > */etc/group:*
> > group_a:*:2000:user
> >
> > Now, a client mounts *share_a* as *dude* and has R/W access to it via his
> > *group_a* group membership.
> > Then, without unmounting the share, we add another share and HUP smbd.
> >
> > *smb.conf: *
> > [share_a]
> > path = /mnt/share_a
> > valid users = dude
> >
> > [share_b]
> > path = /mnt/share_b
> > valid users = dude
> >
> > *ls -l /mnt:*
> > drwxrwxr-x root group_a share_a
> > drwxrwxr-x root group_b share_b
> >
> > */etc/group:*
> > group_a:*:2000:user
> > group_b:*:2000:user
> >
> > Now, the same client is able to mount the new share, but can't write to
> it
> > since to its cached knowledge, *dude* is not a member of *group_b* since
> he
> > wasn't one at the time of connection.
> >
> > What I'm looking for is a way to tell smbd to flush membership cache
> > without resorting to killing it.
>
> You have to terminate the connection from that client
> and have it reconnect.
>
> We don't have a way of dynamically chaning credentials
> on existing connections.
>
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