SAMBA stopped working

Tillman, Brian (AGRE) Brian.Tillman at
Mon Nov 1 20:58:38 GMT 2004

John wrote:

> It sounds like the "guest account" validation is not working.  Some
> functions effectively will not work with some clients with out the
> guest account configured and the smb.conf set to map bad users to
> guest.
> The last time I chased down this issue, the guest account
> needed write access
> to it's own directory and to the TMP: directory which SAMBA
> 2.2.8 assigns
> to SAMBA_ROOT:[TMP].  Older SAMBAs have used SAMBA_ROOT:[VAR].

Well, my posted SMB.CONF does contain

   guest account = UCX$NOBODY

and that account's directory access is:

$ dir/sec SYS$SYSDEVICE:[000000]ucx$nobody

Directory SYS$SYSDEVICE:[000000]

UCX$NOBODY.DIR;1     [UCX$NOBODY]                     (RWE,RWE,,)


Directory SAMBA_ROOT:[000000]

TMP.DIR;1            [SYSTEM]                         (RWE,RWE,RE,RW)

Of course, as I also already stated, Samba V2.2.8 was working not too long ago and, as the only system administrator, I didn't change anything.
Brian Tillman

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