Annoying Minor Bug In Winbind 2.2.x

Boyce, Nick nick.boyce at
Thu Feb 6 21:44:10 GMT 2003

As per my message an hour or so ago, I'm trying to get the winbind that
comes with Debian 3.0 Samba 2.2.3a-12 configured to allow me to telnet into
the box with authentication handed off to a real NT domain.

Anyway, even before I really get started, I find what seems to be an
obvious, simple and annoying buggette - if I stop and restart winbind (the
sort of thing you do a lot at this stage) then it fails to restart, with
this message in "/var/log/samba/log.winbindd" :
    "invalid permissions on socket directory /tmp/.winbindd"

Here's the permissions :
    /etc# ls -ld /tmp/.w*
    drwxr-x---    2 root     root         4096 Feb  6 21:33 /tmp/.winbindd

A quick Google Groups search ('s own archives being unsearchable)
comes up with just one hit :

This guy's solution certainly works for me (simply rename the faulty socket
directory out of harm's way), but ... surely you folks saw this buggette a
few lightyears ago down the way.  Is it a known bug ?  Does a later Samba
2.2.x version fix it ?


> Nick Boyce
> EDS Southwest Solution Centre, Bristol, UK

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