[Samba] Problem migrating to new Samba server

Martin Campbell martin at placefarm.com
Sat Oct 22 11:06:30 MDT 2011

I am trying, but failing, to migrate an openSUSE Samba server from Samba 
3.4.3 on openSUSE 11.2 (old) to Samba 3.5.7 on openSUSE 11.4 (new).

Samba 3.4.3-3.8.1-2508-SUSE-SL11.2

Samba 3.5.7-1.17.1-2505-SUSE-SL11.4-i386

I have a simple smb.conf to share a directory (shareddocs) with a few 
users with Linux logins. My smb.conf is identical on both servers. I’ve 
added log level = 3 and a temptest share to help me debug my problem.


workgroup = PLACEFARM

add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd-c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s 
/bin/false %m$

domain logons = No

domain master = No

security = user

passdb backend = smbpasswd

encrypt passwords = Yes

wins support = Yes


log level = 3


comment = Shared Documents

inherit acls = Yes

path = /home3/shareddocs

read only = No

create mask = 0777

directory mask = 0777


comment = Shared Documents

inherit acls = Yes

path = /tmp

read only = No

create mask = 0777

directory mask = 0777

My /etc/fstab is also simple.

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3160812AS_5LS4VNNE-part1swapswapdefaults 0 0

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3160812AS_5LS49CQX-part1swapswapdefaults 0 0

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3160812AS_5LS4VNNE-part2/ext3acl,user_xattr 1 1

1 2

1 2

proc/procprocdefaults 0 0

sysfs/syssysfsnoauto 0 0

debugfs /sys/kernel/debugdebugfs noauto 0 0

usbfs/proc/bus/usbusbfsnoauto 0 0

devpts/dev/ptsdevptsmode=0620,gid=5 0 0

On the old server, everything works as expected.

On the new server, I can see that both shareddocs and temptest exist.

I can open temptest on the new server and see the files in /tmp. I can 
create new files and they are owned by the correct Linux uid.

[2011/10/22 17:47:22.630444,1] smbd/service.c:1070(make_connection_snum)

martin-laptop (::ffff: connect to service temptest 
initially as user martin (uid=1000, gid=100) (pid 18967)

But when I try to access shareddocs on the new server, I can’t. Here are 
some of the errors in log.smbd.

[2011/10/22 17:50:58.926344,3] smbd/msdfs.c:848(get_referred_path)

get_referred_path: |shareddocs| in dfs path \pavilion\shareddocs is not 
a dfs root.

[2011/10/22 17:50:58.926386,3] smbd/error.c:80(error_packet_set)

error packet at smbd/trans2.c(8018) cmd=50 (SMBtrans2) NT_STATUS_NOT_FOUND

[2011/10/22 17:50:58.936951,3] smbd/open.c:460(open_file)

Error opening file . (NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED) (local_flags=0) (flags=0)

[2011/10/22 17:50:58.937024,3] smbd/error.c:80(error_packet_set)

error packet at smbd/error.c(160) cmd=162 (SMBntcreateX) 

What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?


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