Annoying Minor Bug In Winbind 2.2.x
nick.boyce at eds.com
Fri Feb 7 13:31:58 GMT 2003
On 7 Feb 2003, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2003, "Boyce, Nick" <nick.boyce at eds.com> wrote:
>> .... I find what seems to be an
>> obvious, simple and annoying buggette - if I stop and restart winbind
>> 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
> The error is emitted from create_pipe_sock, which checks that the
> permissions on the directory are exactly what winbind expects them to
> be (0755). Obviously those permissions are not correct, which would
> seem to be a problem because it might prevent non-root processes from
> accessing winbindd. This looks very much like a umask problem.
Thanks - that was it. I now have a script /usr/local/bin/winbind, which
and everything is working ok now - I can stop & restart winbind to my
heart's content without any problem (well no socket directory permissions
problems anyway ;-)
[ I'm afraid I always run with umask=027 ... it's a hangover from my
mainframe days ... I can't get away from the idea that you should grant only
the access that is needed ... "all files world-readable by default ?" ...
"Just Say No" ]
Thanks a lot.
EDS Southwest Solution Centre, Bristol, UK
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