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Re: [Samba] The wisdom - or otherwise - of replacing outright rather than merely appending to the example smb.conf file shipped with SAMBA during new server commissioning?

Thanks very  much for your advice Rowland and Louis. Much appreciated.


On 16/04/2019 11:40, Stephen via samba wrote:
I have a general question regarding smb.conf and I was hoping that some of the rather more knowledgeable and experienced people here could please comment please?

I am currently setting my various SAMBA systems up via some shell-scripts. Within these scripts, I remove the stock smb.conf shipped with Samba and replace this with an empty smb.conf file to which I add my own configuration options afterwards. Obviously I COULD instead simply append my changes to the existing file. However currently i just remove the existing smb.conf and start again with a blank file because the alternative seemed like more hassle!

Am I potentially risking the security of my systems by replacing the stock smb.conf shipped with Samba in this way? Obviously doing what I have just described will erase all the default configuration settings shipped in the installation. Are any of the shipped default configuration parameters essential to have from a security perspective? Am I doing something stupid here?

Stephen Ellwood

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