[Samba] string_to_sid: Sid MYDOMAIN\mygroup does not start with
eric.robinson at psmnv.com
Fri Nov 14 00:41:59 GMT 2008
I've been struggling for almost 2 weeks to get Samba working on two new
When I try to open a Samba share from a Windows 2003 computer, I always
get a logon challenge. I always get the following lot message
[2008/11/13 16:05:06, 3] lib/util_sid.c:string_to_sid(228)
string_to_sid: Sid MYDOMAIN\mygroup does not start with 'S-'.
[2008/11/13 16:05:06, 2] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(732)
user 'MYDOMAIN\user' (from session setup) not permitted to access this
[2008/11/13 16:05:06, 3] smbd/error.c:error_packet_set(61)
error packet at smbd/reply.c(662) cmd=117 (SMBtconX)
The following code snippet shows where this error is coming from:
bool string_to_sid(DOM_SID *sidout, const char *sidstr)
const char *p;
/* BIG NOTE: this function only does SIDS where the identauth is
not >= 2^32 */
if ((sidstr != 'S' && sidstr != 's') || sidstr != '-')
DEBUG(3,("string_to_sid: Sid %s does not start with
QUESTION: It looks to me as though this function is designed to convert
a string such as MYDOMAIN\user into a SID starting with S-. Obviously
the string it is supposed to convert FROM would not start with "S-"
because that's what the string is supposed to be converted TO. So why
would it complain that the string does not start with an "S-" even
before it attempts to convert it?
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