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?
- Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:47 +0100
- From: Stephen via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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?
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