[clug] Samba leaving domain for no apparent reason

Stephen Gream u4398208 at anu.edu.au
Wed Aug 12 18:06:30 MDT 2009

Thanks for your fast reply,

We have to change the owner back to the group and edit the permissions in order to get it back onto the domain properly. I wasn't sure whether it was timing issues, but I suppose I'll look that up some more as well now that someone else has mentioned it


----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Smart <mail at christophersmart.com>
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:01 am
Subject: Re: [clug] Samba leaving domain for no apparent reason
To: Stephen Gream <u4398208 at anu.edu.au>
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org

> 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?
> -c

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