Strange Error ...

Tom Hören tho at
Tue May 18 18:15:55 GMT 1999


   Sorry to barge in like this, but is there someone out there who can tell me
   what kind of error I'm looking for if the log files say :

      05/19/1999 12:51:06 Transaction 2 of length 113
      switch message SMBsesssetupX (pid 3952)
      Domain=[IEPER]  NativeOS=[Unix] NativeLanMan=[Samba]
      SMB Password - pwlen = 24, challenge_done = 1
      Checking SMB password for user thoiep (l=24)
      Checking NT MD4 password
      NT MD4 password check failed
      Error smb_password_check failed
      Checking password for user thoiep (l=24)
---> 05/19/1999 12:51:06 error packet at line 588 cmd=115 (SMBsesssetupX)
eclass=2 ecode=2
      error string = No such file or directory

   Now I hear you say : password not correct ! But I can assure you it is
... Prove ? 
   From a W95 machine I (that is THOIEP in the above) can open a (.doc)
file from one of
   our (Linux) file servers, but when I want to save it again word is
complaining about diskspace
   (of cource there is plenty of that), at the same time I see the above
error lines appear in the loggings.
   (tail -f ...)

   I get this exact same error at a regular base, and this for ALL users
that are connected !
   Checking the loggings revealed that this error NEVER occurred in the past.

   Things I checked/did :

      - The 'smbpasswd' on the password-server looks intact (I could "read"
it with an editor)
        so I don't think this file is corrupt. Is there some tool to verify
the integrity of this file ?
      - I restarted ALL the samba-servers ... No change!  But shutting down
one of them produced
        a list of errors saying that some processes could not be shut down
cause the pid did not
        exist ... You have to admit this is strange !
      - The file-system of the file-server itself can not be corrupt cause
it is a raid5 array,
         (linux soft raid -latest stable version- 5 disks in raid5 and one
hot spare) so I expect 
         the raid modules to start complaining if there is some kind of
filesystem corruption ...
         but they are not complaining :-)
      - I did not add/remove/change a thing in the smb.conf files the last
few weeks, so it can't be that.

If you need more info, I'll be glad to provide you !

Thanks in advance,


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