[clug] Samba leaving domain for no apparent reason

Chris Smart mail at christophersmart.com
Wed Aug 12 18:01:31 MDT 2009

2009/8/13 Stephen Gream <u4398208 at anu.edu.au>:
> Hi people,
> At work we have a Windows 2003 domain but use an Ubuntu Jaunty box as a NAS. It all works well, but occasionally it will just leave the domain and change the permissions on the files it's holding. I've Googled for it, but no one else seems to be having this problem. Any ideas as to what it may be? I don't have access to the server at the moment, but will try to attach the samba.conf file when I can

Hey Stephen,

I'm no expert and the Samba list might be more helpful for you, but I
do know that Windows domains are sensitive about synchronised time.
You can't be more than a few minutes out or weirdness ensues.

Have you been checking the samba logs on the Ubuntu box to see if any
errors are reported?

The "changing of permissions" is probably because it can no longer
look up who owns them due to being disconnected from the domain. I
doubt that it's actually _changing_ the permissions. If you re-join
the domain do they all show the correct owners again?


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