SAMBA Problems

Juliano Sanches jsanches at
Wed Feb 21 20:21:12 GMT 2001

My friends

I have a problem im my samba server, simply he stopped working.
I tried to restart the services, but the service SMBD didn't work more.
the content of file /var/log/samba/log.smb is:

[2001/02/21 17:26:09, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)
file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are available.
[2001/02/21 17:26:09, 0] lib/util_sid.c:string_to_sid(262)
string_to_sid: Sid < does not start with 'S-'.
[2001/02/21 17:26:09, 0] passdb/passdb.c:read_sid_from_file(821)
unable to generate machine SID.
[2001/02/21 17:26:09, 0] passdb/passdb.c:pdb_generate_sam_sid(882)
unable to read file /etc/MACHINE.SID. Error was Arquivo ou diretório não 
[2001/02/21 17:26:09, 0] smbd/server.c:main(682)
ERROR: Samba cannot create a SAM SID.

I removed and I reinstalled the samba, but without success.
Please I await for your help.

Juliano Sanches
e-mail: jsanches at

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