Description of problem:
On boot, previous NT <-> UNIX id mappings for winbind are deleted as
they exist in the /var/lock/samba/* directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup winbind for authentication.
2. Create files owned as a user from windows domain.
4. Observe files being reassigned owner privileges to another user (if
not an internal windows account).
The id mappings database gets lost, causing new id's to be reassigned
to users. This more often than not causes files to become owned by
The id mappings remain the same on reboot, causing the files to retain
Created attachment 102376 [details]
Patch to rc.sysinit
This patch stops /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit from deleting files in the
samba-3.0.4-6.3E pusts the winbindd_cache.tdb and winbind_idmap.tdb
files in /var/cache/samba, where they survive reboots just fine.
Can you attach a copy of your /etc/samba/smb.conf file to this bug?
Created attachment 102974 [details]
Attached samba config
Note: The server names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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