Failed to set gid privileges

Justin Slootsky slootsky at
Mon Aug 28 03:32:13 GMT 2000

I run Debian Linux, and I had Samba running.  I just upgraded to version 2.2
of Debian, which included an upgrade to version 2.0.7-3.  Now I'm getting
the following messages anytime a connection is attempted, and then I get a
message that "This device does not exist on the network"

[2000/08/28 00:08:56, 1] smbd/server.c:main(641)
  smbd version 2.0.7 started.
  Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1992-1998
[2000/08/28 00:08:56, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)
  file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 246 are
[2000/08/28 00:08:56, 0] lib/util_sec.c:assert_gid(72)
  Failed to set gid privileges to (-1,1002) now set to (0,0) uid=(0,0)
[2000/08/28 00:08:56, 0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(2381)
  PANIC: failed to set gid

Justin Slootsky
slootsky at

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