Initgroups errors.on OSX with WinXP

The DJ hartman at
Thu Feb 28 03:20:06 GMT 2002

To answer part of my questions.
Nobody is the default group/user for guest access.
In OSX both those have a gid/pid of -1 This is not allowed by the function
winbind_initgroups in smbd/sec_ctx.c

This error never showed up before 10.1.3

BTW. This function is called winbind_initgroups. I don't have winbind
compiled, so why is this. If this is a function that is not only used by
winbind but also by the base smbd, then I think it should not be prefixed
with winbind.

on 28-02-2002 11:44, The DJ at hartman at wrote:

> The following errors keep showing in my logs. The network here is very
> large, but from several ppl I keep hearing they cannot login with Windows
> XP. Now be aware that I only use guestshares. I can even see that the person
> is connected.
> Feb 28 11:34:34 thedj smbd[632]: [2002/02/28 11:34:34, 0]
> smbd/sec_ctx.c:initialise_groups(229)
> Feb 28 11:34:34 thedj smbd[632]:   Unable to initgroups. Error was
> Input/output error
> Feb 28 11:34:34 thedj smbd[632]: [2002/02/28 11:34:34, 0]
> smbd/sec_ctx.c:initialise_groups(232)
> Feb 28 11:34:34 thedj smbd[632]:   This is probably a problem with the
> account \nobody
> I have also seen something like this with proftpd. It also reported a
> problem with the account nobody and gid -1.
> Could this be similar problems?
> DJ
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