[Samba] More Random Behaviour

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Sep 29 16:16:52 GMT 2005

On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 08:47:34AM -0600, Ric Tibbetts wrote:
> Okay, I'm starting to face professional ridicule at work over this. A 
> Samba install should take a couple of days, I've been at it... far to long 
> now.
> When this started I chased the problem in all the wrong directions. I 
> thought it was this environment. Now I don't think so.
> I have Samba 3.0.14a installed on an AIX 5.2 server.
> I had it running (not the way I wanted, but running). Then, for no 
> reason, and with NO changes made, it started to deny me access to my 
> home directory. FOR NO REASON. I had not changed anything.

There is *nover* NO REASON. Something changed. You just don't
know what.

> I've been fighting just that kind of random failures for the past 
> couple of weeks.
> The logs are pretty much usless. Even at log level 10, it only shows 
> that it denied access, and gives idiot reasons like "user not found" 
> or some such.

If you're ignoring messages like this, then you will fail. You need
to take a long hard look at your system administration practices in
order to be successful in this.


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