[Samba] OT: permission denied when opening PDF docs with Acrobat Reader X potected mode

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Tue Dec 7 15:58:09 MST 2010


Do you explicitly set "msdfs root = no" at [global] section?

The default parameter of "msdfs root" had been once changed to "yes"
at Samba 3.0.23,
but it caused problems and was again changed to "no" at Samba 3.0.25.

2010/12/8 Marcus <lists at localguru.de>:
> Hi,
> this might be off topic because it's not a samba problem, but might be
> interesting for others too. We are running an older samba 3.0.24 working
> as domain controller (no DFS features). When opening a .pdf file with
> the Acrobat Reader X from a WinXP SP3 client (maschine is member of the
> domain) the Acrobat Reader X shows a "permission denied". We see the
> following in the samba log:
> [2010/12/07 18:29:50, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(323)
>   Allowed connection from  (x.x.x.x)
> [2010/12/07 18:29:50, 2] smbd/reply.c:reply_tcon_and_X(711)
>   Serving IPC$ as a Dfs root
> [2010/12/07 18:29:51, 2] smbd/open.c:open_file(352)
>   user opened file batch.pdf read=No write=No (numopen=1)
> [2010/12/07 18:29:51, 2] smbd/close.c:close_normal_file(344)
>   user closed file batch.pdf (numopen=0)
> [2010/12/07 18:29:51, 2] smbd/open.c:open_file(352)
>   user opened file batch.pdf read=Yes write=No (numopen=1)
> The user has full read/write permission to the share. The WinXP Sp3
> client is member of the domain.
> The only workaround in my case is to deactivated the "Protected
> Mode" [1] in Acrobat Reader X. All security (enhanced) settings e.g.
> privileged locations (L: or \\server\file.pdf etc.) don't have any
> effects. This sounds strange to me.
> Before rolling out a new reader version to my whole network, any input
> on this confusing problem is welcome.
> Ciao,
> Marcus
> [1]
> http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/860/cpsid_86063.html#main_Unsupported_configurations

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