Man Page for SMBRUN
smbrun - interface program between smbd and external pro- grams
This program is part of the Samba suite. smbrun is a very small 'glue' program, which runs shell commands for the smbd daemon (see smbd(8)). It first changes to the highest effective user and group ID that it can, then runs the command line provided using the system() call. This program is necessary to allow some operating systems to run external programs as non-root.
shell-command The shell command to execute. The command should have a fully-qualified path.
The PATH variable set for the environment in which smbrun is executed will affect what executables are located and executed if a fully-qualified path is not given in the command.
The location of the server and its support files is a mat- ter for individual system administrators. The following are thus suggestions only. It is recommended that the smbrun program be installed under the /usr/local hierarchy, in a directory readable by all, writeable only by root. The program should be exe- cutable by all. The program should NOT be setuid or set- gid!
This man page is (mostly) correct for version 1.9.00 of the Samba suite, plus some of the recent patches to it. These notes will necessarily lag behind development of the software, so it is possible that your version of the pro- gram has extensions or parameter semantics that differ from or are not covered by this man page. Please notify these to the address below for rectification.
If smbrun cannot be located or cannot be executed by smbd then appropriate messages will be found in the smbd logs. Other diagnostics are dependent on the shell-command being run. It is advisable for your shell commands to issue suitable diagnostics to aid trouble-shooting.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell (Andrew.). Andrew is also the Keeper of the Source for this project. This man page was written by Karl Auer (Karl.) See smb_conf(5) for a full list of contributors and details of how to submit bug reports, comments etc.
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