[Samba] working file server, but logs filling with NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun May 3 18:06:21 GMT 2009

On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 11:35:55PM +0100, Barnaby Scott wrote:
> I have a Samba server (Samba 3.3.3 running under FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE), 
> with 3 Windows workstations all running XP Professional and 3 laptops (1 
> XP home,1 XP professional, 1 Vista). There is no Windows domain 
> invloved, just a workgroup.
> Everything works absolutely fine, except that my logs are filling up 
> with errors similar to this:
> [2009/05/02 18:40:10, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(740)
> create_connection_server_info failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
> I cannot trace this to any particlaur activity by any user - in fact 
> many of these errors occur at a similar time at around 3am every night, 
> when there is certainly no user activity.
> Obviously to troubleshoot this properly you will need logs etc. I have 
> copied  my smb.conf below, but to save me posting all sorts of 
> irrelevant stuff, perhaps a first step would be to let me know what else 
> is needed in order to look into this further. Or perhaps there is 
> something obvious I have done wrong already!
> I can find literally only 2 Google hits for the exact string 
> "create_connection_server_info failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED", neither 
> of which are relevant to my situation. Any help would therefore be very 
> gratefully received!

Please send at least a debug level 2 log. And, probably we
should increase the level of that debug message.

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