samba on HPUX 11

Orwig, Paul PORWIG at
Fri Mar 8 15:22:12 GMT 2002

That seems to turn the trick.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 2:19 PM
To: Orwig, Paul
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Subject: Re: samba on HPUX 11

"Orwig, Paul" wrote:
> I am having problems getting samba to run on HPUX 11.
> Details:
> HPUX 11
> samba 2.2.2 and 2.2.3a
> gcc 3.0.1
> configure options: --prefix=/samba --with-pam --without-winbind
> Problem:
> 1)  I am running with logging level at 3 and see many PANIC messages.
>   PANIC: failed to set gid

My guess is that you used the (default) 'nobody' account for 'guest user
= ' in your smb.conf.  Samba doesn't like accounts with a uid or gid of
-1 or the like, and its 'self-check' showed that when it tried to change
to that user, it didin't work - so rather than give guest users root, it

HP uses a guest account of 'smbuser' (with a 'normal' uid/gid) in their
CIFS/9000 product (samba rebadged) to get around this.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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