smbd - could'nt set effective gid to 100 msg

Ron Alexander rcalex at
Wed Aug 16 14:28:58 GMT 2000

Do you have 'encrypted passwords=yes' in your smb.conf file?

There are several things that will raise that error.

Did you load pre-compiled binaries or did you build samba yourself?

If you built it yourself, what is the platform?

Basically, if the parent process is running from init it should be root and
able to set any gid. There are some platforms that need special compile time
defs however.

I just looked at the source code and can't find the error. What version are
you running?

How do you start the smb daemon?


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-technical-admin at
[mailto:samba-technical-admin at]On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: August 16, 2000 9:46 AM
To: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: smbd - could'nt set effective gid to 100 msg

I was hoping that someone could take a look at this error and point me in
the right direction.  Is there a better list / source for this?  I couldn't
find anything more appropriate and functional on


-steve j

Steve Jacobson wrote:

> Anyone know what this error in the samba log means?  My client machines
> are getting "bad password" responses, but the log states that the
> uid/pwd has been validated before generating this message:
> [2000/08/13 16:43:56, 0] smbd/uid.c:become_gid(105)
>   Couldn't set effective gid to 100 currently set to (real=0,eff=0)
> Thanks!
> -steve j

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