[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#612757: cifs-utils: mount.cifs not longer usable
herrmann at glatz.de
Thu Feb 10 12:57:22 UTC 2011
Justification: renders package unusable
It is the very nature of a network to be highly dynamic. So a user must be able
to mount network shares dynamically, i. e. mount with different user IDs (on
the target host), mount to different mountpoints (at least beyond his home
directory), mount short dated or short termed shares.
It is the very nature of /etc/fstab, to be highly static. So any mounting tool
used to mount shares from a windows network, which requires static entries in
/etc/fstab, which hence requires root rights, is absolutely useless.
In former versions of smbfs resp. cifs-utils found in Debian a user was able to
dynamically mount windows shares. Since Squeeze, mount.cifs requires static
entries in fstab.
Now the user must not only be given the right, to manipulate /etc/fstab at his
will. It's worse: The Windows password must be entered in clear text into fstab
(or at least in a credentials file), it must be written to a file on harddrive.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages cifs-utils depends on:
ii libc6 2.11.2-10 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libkeyutils1 1.4-1 Linux Key Management Utilities (li
ii libkrb5-3 1.8.3+dfsg-4 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii libtalloc2 2.0.1-1 hierarchical pool based memory all
ii samba-common 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3 common files used by both the Samb
cifs-utils recommends no packages.
Versions of packages cifs-utils suggests:
ii smbclient 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3 command-line SMB/CIFS clients for
-- no debconf information
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