[Samba] 3.0.20 -> 3.0.23 SID/group error?? Won't connect.

David Rankin drankin at cox-internet.com
Fri Aug 11 03:09:26 GMT 2006

>From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
> Hash: SHA1
> david,
> >    HELP! On mandriva, I compiled samba from source
> > and got it running, but I cannot connect from windows.
> > (see my post from earlier "[Samba] Compiling and
> > Configuring Samba for Mandrival")
> > david at rankin-xp:~> smbclient //bonza/office
> > Password:
> > Domain=[RB_LAW] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.23b]
> > tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
> ...
> >    I have attached a level 10 debug if that will help.
> > This is a standalone server.
> Attachments get stripped from the list.  I need
> your smb.conf, a level 10 debug log from smbd,
> and output from the following tow commands
> * pdbedit -L -w | cut -d: -f1
> * net groupmap list | cut -d\( -f1


    There is definately something amiss with 3.0.23b. After I installed the
3.0.23b binaries on SuSE 10 at home, and I could not connect to any share
except my home share. (I had deleted the 3.0.23a binaries before the 3.0.23b
install -- never again...) This was the same problem I saw with 3.0.23b on
mandriva 2005le at work -- that initially started this thread. Anyway, in a
panic, I simple got the 3.0.23a tarball and compiled it as a test on the
SuSE 10 box to see if the problem was really the 3.0.23b release. It was!
This is a problem unique to 3.0.23b. 3.0.23a compiled and installed without
a hitch. Now all my shares are accessable again! I didn't even have to
reboot the windows clients, they just started connecting and playing nicely
with samba again.

    I've already sent you my level 10 debug, smb.conf and the output you
requested above from my SuSE 10 box. Let me know if I can send you anything
else to help with this problem. If you need the mandriva info, just let me
know. I can just hear the screams going out across the corporate world as
23b gets installed -- at least on standalone servers.

    Both my mandriva and suse systems are presently such that I can install
23b with a simple 'make install' and get back to a working config with 'make
revert' so let me know if you want me to send anything else.

    I'm not smart enough to know what the difference between 23a and 23b is
or why it is causing a problem, but I can confirm the problem. I have
installed 23a from rpm and compiled it by hand and it works great. I have
installed 23b from rpm and compiled it by hand and I can only connect to my
home share -- all other shares fail miserably.

    Good luck, just put another pot of coffee on......... Don't worry, I'm
sure it's just a stray comma, semicolon, typo or typecast somewhere in the
middle of 764,532 lines of source......

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
510 Ochiltree Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
(936) 715-9333

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