backup problem

Elliot Mackenzie s354199 at
Mon Apr 23 13:35:59 GMT 2001

Just a hunch... NT services run as some kind of system user (not any
username you probably have setup in smbpasswd), and thus samba as rejecting
you as a non-authenticated user.  If this is the case, the solution is to
find out what user this is (dig into your samba logs and this should tell
you), and add it to smb.conf.

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Sang-Kil (Sam)
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2001 11:26 PM
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: backup problem

Hi, everyone.

I have a problem backing up NT 4 client boxes with network shares. I am able
to backup freeBSD Samba shares using AT command on NT 4 box which has DLT
hooked up.
However, I was not able to perform backup using exactly same scheme with NT
4 client boxes network shares.
It says I don't have permission for ".", which means current directory.
However, all shares have full control for everybody with read and write.
Funny thing is, if I were to run Interactive mode of NTBACKUP, then all NT 4
responds just fine and I can back them up just fine.
I am baffled with this problem. I know this doesn't exactly looks like Samba
problem but I am wondering the problem is Samba related.
Has anyone by any chance had similar problem as I am. If you had, how did
you solved it.
I would love to hear your insights on this matter. Thank you.

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