Compiling on AIX3.2.5

Burkhard Weeber B.Weeber at
Thu Jul 22 12:36:19 GMT 1999

Check your permissions of the filesystem your samba resides on.
For some strange reasons AIX always sets the initial owner:group to bin:sys and
sets the group sticky bit.
Remove the group stick bit and set the owner/group of smbd and nmbd to root:system.

Perhaps a security guru can tell about the security concerns.

Hope it helps...

Burkhard Weeber
viastore systems GmbH
P/O Box 300668
D-70446 Stuttgart
Email: B.Weeber at

-----Original Message-----
From: samba at [mailto:samba at]On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 2:20 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA
Subject: Compiling on AIX3.2.5

I have tried to compile 2.0.4b and 2.0.5a on AIX3.2.5 and it
gives a problem when I test it with "smbclient -L bigserver",
that was discussed in the archives. I thought it was fixed.
It gives:-

[1999/07/22 20:57:05, 0] smbd/uid.c:(68)
  Couldn't set effective uid to 207. Currently set to (real=0,eff=0).
Error was 
Not owner
[1999/07/22 20:57:05, 0] smbd/service.c:(463)
  Can't become connected user!
[1999/07/22 20:57:05, 2] smbd/server.c:(406)
  Closing connections

I saw one message about making sure that configure was done as root, but
I did that. configure (2.0.5a) did warn me:-

checking configure summary
WARNING: trapdoor uid system - Samba may not operate correctly
WARNING: No automated netmask determination - use an interfaces line
configure OK

I can not see a way round this and I did not find anything in the archives.
Did I miss it? Can anyone help?

Cheers, Brian.

        Associate Professor Brian Salter-Duke (Brian Duke)
Chemistry, Faculty of Science, IT and Education, Northern Territory University,
  Darwin, NT 0909, Australia.  Phone 08-89466702. Fax 08-89466847
b_duke at

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