Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143022
Out-of-date/inaccurate default smb.conf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
Description of problem:
The default smb.conf that's provided with RHEL 3's Samba packages
contain numerous comments that are out of date or inaccurate.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. View /etc/samba/smb.conf and compare it with the smb.conf manpage
or testparm -v.
Some specific examples:
Comments for "printing" don't list softq or cups as supported options.
The "password server" option is also used for security = ads and
security = domain.
"encrypt passwords" now defaults to yes.
The manpage indicates that "interfaces" defaults to all interfaces;
smb.conf's comments indicate that it defaults to one.
"domain logons" only refers to Windows 95.
"dns proxy" currently defaults to yes.
"preserve case" and "short preserve case" default to yes.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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