[Samba] samba 3.0.14 fails on boot, getpwnam cannot find nobody
h.w.blackwell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 13:45:04 GMT 2005
I have been trying to get a share running for public access to part of a
workstations hard disk. Realise now that this is not possible at
userlevel security without a username, password pair. Part of my playing
around involved creating on the machine user nobody, then setting guest
account = nobody in samba.conf. Once realising i needed a passwrd pair I
smbpasswd -X nobody and then userdel nobody from my machine as a
prefix to setting up a valid user/pssword. Now samba fails on boot with
the log reading
User nobody in passdb but getpwnam() fails!
Checking passdb with pdbedit shows no users present
This problem is solved by creating a user account on the machine
(useradd nobody), but I don't want spare users floating around as they
are a security risk, particularly with such an obvious username.
I am running gentoo linux
Thanks for any help in this matter.
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