[Samba] connection to IPC$ denied due to security descriptor

simo idra at samba.org
Thu Jan 25 13:50:54 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 08:25 -0500, Marc Delisle wrote:
> Hello,
> Samba 3.0.23d
> All users of a company can no longer log in (security = domain) to a 
> Samba server since three days.
> In syslog there are plenty of these:
> Jan 23 09:46:34 localhost smbd[5672]:   make_connection: connection to 
> IPC$ denied due to security descriptor.
> Help us please...

You must have being playing with shares security tab via server manager!

2 options:
- Fire up server manager on an admin workstaion, login to the server and
change the security of the IPC$ share back to what it was originally.
- Delete share_info.tdb and restart samba (you will loose ALL the SDs
set via Server Manager on shares, but this will bring you back to the


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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