net usershare dies for users with "Failed to init messaging context"

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jun 5 23:01:48 UTC 2017


On Mon, Jun 05, 2017 at 04:51:05PM -0600, David Mulder via samba-technical wrote:
> That was testing against 4.6.3. This didn't happen in 3.6.3. There's a
> nautlius plugin that lets regular users create shares called
> nautilus-share. Does this just not work anymore?

I think that works. Look at the code referenced below.

"Failing to init the msg_ctx isn't a fatal error."

so 'net usershare add' creating the usershare files locally should still work
fine.

> On 06/05/2017 11:51 AM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 05, 2017 at 11:09:12AM -0600, David Mulder via samba-technical wrote:
> >>> net usershare add test_share /home/dmulder/test_share/
> >> Failed to init messaging context
> >>
> >>
> >> I've been looking at this and thinking this might be due to hardening
> >> done after the badlock fixes. Any thoughts? Maybe this is a known issue?
> >>
> >> It only fails for regular users, not for root.
> >>
> >> Debug:
> >> pm_process() returned Yes
> >> lp_servicenumber: couldn't find homes
> >> messaging_dgm_lockfile_create: open failed: Permission denied
> >> messaging_dgm_init: messaging_dgm_create_lockfile failed: Permission denied
> >> messaging_dgm_ref: messaging_dgm_init returned Permission denied
> >> messaging_dgm_init failed: Permission denied
> >> messaging_dgm_ref failed: Permission denied
> >> Failed to init messaging context
> > That's normal for a non-root usage of the net client binary.
> >
> > In 4.5.x we have:
> >
> >         /*
> >          * Failing to init the msg_ctx isn't a fatal error. Only root-level
> >          * things (joining/leaving domains etc.) will be denied.
> >          */
> >         c->msg_ctx = messaging_init(c, samba_tevent_context_init(c));
> >
> > in 4.6 and above (master) we have:
> >
> >         status = messaging_init_client(c,
> >                                        samba_tevent_context_init(c),
> >                                        &c->msg_ctx);
> >         if (geteuid() != 0 &&
> >                         NT_STATUS_EQUAL(status, NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED)) {
> >                 /*
> >                  * Normal to fail to initialize messaging context
> >                  * if we're not root as we don't have ability to
> >                  * read lock directory.
> >                  */
> >                 DBG_NOTICE("Unable to initialize messaging context. "
> >                         "Must be root to do that.\n");
> >         } else if (!NT_STATUS_IS_OK(status)) {
> >                 d_fprintf(stderr, "Failed to init messaging context\n");
> >                 exit(1);
> >         }
> >
> > Is you testing in 4.5.x or 4.6.x ?
> >
> 
> -- 
> David Mulder
> SUSE Labs Software Engineer - Samba
> dmulder at suse.com
> SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imend├Ârffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton, HRB 21284 (AG N├╝rnberg)
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