[Samba] Samba 2.2.3a on HP-UX 10.20

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 13 03:59:02 GMT 2002

Roman Vorel wrote:
> Hi,
> when I am connecting to samba, openingor saving a MS Word document, nearly
> every time there is a core-file.
> In the log-file there I found following message:
> [2002/08/12 15:13:44, 0] lib/util_sec.c:assert_gid(111)
>   Failed to set gid privileges to (-1,-24) now set to (0,0) uid=(0,0)
> [2002/08/12 15:13:44, 0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(1064)
>   PANIC: failed to set gid
> What does it mean?

The problem is that your 'guest account', which is 'nobody' by default
has a negitive uid/gid.  Samba doesn't like that.  The usual solution is
to create a new account like 'smbnull' (disabled etc), and set it as the
'guest account' in your smb.conf.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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