UID's too large??

Matthew Keller kellermg at potsdam.edu
Wed Sep 1 15:47:43 GMT 1999

	I'm running RH Linux 6.0 and Samba 2.0.5a - My userids were pretty high
(290000) and although Linux didn't mind, and Netatalk+asun didn't mind,
samba refused connections saying:

Couldn't set effective uid to 262969. Currently set to (real=0,eff=0).
Error was Invalid argument.

	Followed by:

Could be your OS doesn't like high uid values - try using a different

	Followed by:
Can't become connected user!

	The result on the users side (Win9x clients) was a dialog box asking
for a password to the requested service.

	Any thoughts? I wrote a script to move around UID's on the fly when
Samba users connect- It takes them an extra second initialy, but it
works as a stop gap solution. Any ideas?


          - Matthew Keller -
       Lead Programmer/Analyst
  Distributed Computing and Telemedia
State University of New York at Potsdam

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