[Samba] Corrupted userid in mail folders - Crisis

Roland Giesler roland at giesler.za.net
Tue Sep 21 14:58:11 GMT 2004

I run a network for a school as part of my duties and cannot resolve this
problem.  If I haven't given enough technical detail, please let me know,
but I really need help with this.

Thanks in advance


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> On Behalf Of Roland Giesler
> Sent: 21 September 2004 14:48
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Corrupted userid in mail folders
> I have a Mandrake 10.0 Official server running Samba3, 
> Shorewall, Squid 2.5, Postfix and Courier-IMAP.
> Samba uses winbind to authenticate mail and proxy users 
> against a windows 2000 ADS server.
> I get corruption happening in the user's home directories and 
> elsewhere. The directory ownership changes all the time.  One 
> moment a dir belongs to roland:Domain Users and the next 
> moment it's marjou:elahyl.  The group and userid change, 
> causing absolute havoc with mail delivery as wrong mail lands 
> in people's mailboxes and users cannot be authenticated.
> My senior support technician is on honeymoon so I'm stuck.
> Restarting services makes no difference.
> If I run "getent passwd username" the results are 100% 
> correct. Also for "getend group groupname".
> Has anynone expereinced this or know of a fix.
> I'm somewhat clueless on some aspects, like I cannot check 
> the version of Samba, since the doesn't appear to be a 
> command switch for this.
> thanks
> Roland
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