Bug 1321 - Samba 2.0.2 permissions
Summary: Samba 2.0.2 permissions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-02-24 22:14 UTC by ta.honermann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-21 22:21:55 UTC

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Description ta.honermann 1999-02-24 22:14:41 UTC
I'm not sure if this is a bug with Samba/the Samba RPM for
RedHat 5.2/RedHat 5.2/ or just a net admin permissions
issue, but...

I'm trying to setup a RedHat 5.2 Kernel 2.0.36 Intel box
with the Samba 2.0.2 RPMs RedHat distributes on the
"Upgrading to the 2.2.x Linux Kernel on RedHat 5.2 Linux
systems" page.  I have setup this machine to be a domain
member, which seemed to work fine, however I can't
authenticate to it via the domain.  When a client tries to
attach I get the following in the log file for that client


[1999/02/24 14:58:59, 0] smbd/uid.c:become_gid(105)
  Couldn't set effective gid to 100 currently set to
[1999/02/24 14:58:59, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(425)
  Can't become connected user!
[1999/02/24 14:58:59, 0] smbd/uid.c:become_gid(105)
  Couldn't set effective gid to 100 currently set to
[1999/02/24 14:58:59, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(425)
  Can't become connected user!

The client is a Windows 95 OSR2.1 workstation.

Comment 1 gte855f 1999-03-06 00:17:59 UTC
smbmount and smbumount are not shipped setuid.  I believe the previous
versions were?  Or maybe they did not have to be setuid root to work
for non root users.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-08 18:47:59 UTC
AFAICR, smb(u)mount were never shipped setuid.
If the sysadmin of a system wants to allow a user
to mount shares, he can make them setuid. In any
case, I doubt that that's what the message is from.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-16 00:14:59 UTC
what are uid/gid 100 on your system?

Comment 4 ta.honermann 1999-03-16 20:16:59 UTC
OK, I downloaded the source to Samba and recompiled it on my machine.
 I copied the newly compiled smbd & nmbd over the ones installed by
the RedHat Samba 2.0.2 and kept all the other files installed by the
RedHat Samba 2.0.2 and everything works fine.  The compiled smbd &
nmbd that RedHat is distributing does not work correctly on my

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-17 16:41:59 UTC
can you check and see what are the permissions on smbd/nmbd you just

Comment 6 ta.honermann 1999-03-17 17:08:59 UTC
ls -l /usr/sbin/smbd
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       740705 Feb 24 19:26 /usr/sbin/smbd*
ls -l /usr/sbin/nmbd
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       365806 Feb 24 19:26 /usr/sbin/nmbd*

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-19 22:01:59 UTC
what options did you pass to configure when you
compiled it?

Comment 8 ta.honermann 1999-03-19 22:56:59 UTC
None.  I just ran configure, changed the Makefile for the directories
that RedHat uses (/etc/smbpasswd instead of /usr/local/samba...), ran
make and then copied smbd and nmbd to the new locations.

Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-22 16:53:59 UTC
Hm. I still can't reproduce this here. Could you try rebuilding
the source RPM from Raw Hide/Starbuck (samba-2.0.3-*) and
see if that works for you?

Comment 10 ta.honermann 1999-03-22 17:22:59 UTC
Possibly, it will take me a while to get around to it.  I haven't
tried samba-2.0.3 yet, maybe that will fix things on its own.  Right
now things are working fine so I don't have much of an incentive to
work on this unless other people are having the same problem.

Comment 11 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-22 17:48:59 UTC
OK. I'm going to close this bug until we can see if the changes
persist, or someone else can duplicate it.

Comment 12 ta.honermann 1999-03-22 17:52:59 UTC

Comment 13 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-21 22:21:59 UTC
This came about due to an autoconf test that succeeded because
our build machine was *running* a 2.2 kernel, even though we
compiled against a 2.0.... Bleah.

This will be fixed with the samba-2.0.5 RPMs, which will be available

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