[Samba] vfs ChDir failed: Permission denied

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Tue Aug 8 08:38:09 UTC 2023

On 08.08.2023 10:04, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> 07.08.2023 22:27, Marco Shmerykowsky PE via samba wrote:
>> Just upgraded a file server to Samba 4.17.9-Debian
>> and Bullseye (Debian 11).
>> Noticed that am now getting a number of errors in the smbd log:
>> 'chdir_current_service: vfs_Chfir (a-directory) failed.
>> Permission Denied uid=................
>> The uid on all the entries seems to correspond to a
>> computer/machine account if I look it up with
>> 'wbinfo --uid-info'.
>> Thoughts?
> This means your windows client is trying to access your share'
> as machine acount, - most likely an anti-virus service or somesuch.
> Please either ensure your machine accounts has access to the service
> directory (whole path obviously), or just ignore these errors,
> and live with no anti-virus protection but faster access :)
> /mjt
Thanks for the explanation Michael. That implies those log entries will 
continue with subsequent upgrades?

Best regards,


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