"failed to set gid" PANIC w/ Samba 2.0.6 on Linux

Giulio Orsero giulioo at pobox.com
Mon Jan 31 15:11:17 GMT 2000

On Tue, 1 Feb 2000 01:55:53 +1100, hai scritto:

>Upgrading to Samba 2.0.6 (debian version), now every connection fails
>with this error:
>[2000/01/31 12:07:36, 0] lib/util_sec.c:assert_gid(72)
>  Failed to set gid privileges to (-1,65534) now set to (0,0) uid=(0,0)
>[2000/01/31 12:07:36, 0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(2456)
>  PANIC: failed to set gid
>The System is a PII 300 Mhz, Kernel 2.0.34, libc6 2.1.2.

2 things:
1) check thet the guest account is set to an uid > 0
2) if you use a precompiled 2.0.x samba (probably compiled on a 2.2.x
kernel) on a 2.0.x kernel then you have the above problem; you need to
recompile samba 2.0.x on your system (samba 2.0.x compiled on kernel
2.2.x uses some calls that are not implemented in kernel 2.0.x)

giulioo at pobox.com

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