weird samba hiccup

Backus, Ozzie OBackus at
Mon Apr 3 13:42:02 GMT 2000

  We're getting a very intermittent samba error and I'm wondering if anyone
else has come across this - and if so what they
did to correct it.
  We use samba for Clearcase access, and have it configured to use the
smbpasswd file for authentication (we were using
the PDC for authentication, but switched to the smbpasswd file to get rid of
annoying connection delays ...). Recently,
we've started seeing the following errors show up in one of the log files:

[2000/04/03 06:04:06, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:startsmbfilepwent(50)
  startsmbfilepwent: unable to open file /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
[2000/04/03 06:04:06, 0] passdb/passdb.c:iterate_getsmbpwnam(149)
  unable to open smb password database.
[2000/04/03 06:04:06, 1] smbd/password.c:pass_check_smb(505)
  Couldn't find user 'clearcase_albd' in smb_passwd file.

  This happens a dozen times or so, and then ... goes away.  Does anyone
have any clues as to what might be making the
smbpasswd file `unavailable' for short periods?


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