Bug 218343 - Samba using LDAP causes data loss, update to 3.0.23d
Samba using LDAP causes data loss, update to 3.0.23d
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-12-04 14:40 EST by Matthew Costello
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.0.24-1.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-03-15 10:34:44 EDT
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Description Matthew Costello 2006-12-04 14:40:15 EST
Description of problem:
When samba is configured to use LDAP as its password database, the following
error will be repeated often in the host.log files:

[2006/12/01 08:33:44, 0] lib/smbldap.c:smbldap_open(1009)
  smbldap_open: cannot access LDAP when not root..

This is a known problem, see https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4097,
and has been fixed in 3.0.23d.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
samba-3.0.23c-2

How reproducible:
Configure samba to use LDAP as its password backend
    passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://ldap-r.ottix.com/


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure samba to use LDAP as its password backend
2. Use windows explorer on a WinXPPro client to browse a directory tree on the
   samba server.
3. Create a new MSWord document and save to the directory tree.  Often
   the "save as" will not work, and then subsequent "save"s (Cntrl-S) will
   also silently fail.
  
Actual results:
1. Lots of "smbldap_open: cannot access LDAP when not root.." in the host.log
   files.
2. New document not created on the server.  Extremely unhappy users.

Expected results:


Additional info:
This problem is documented as Samba bug 4097.
Comment 1 Guenther Deschner 2007-03-15 10:34:44 EDT
So it will be fine in 3.0.24 then, too.

Please reopen if it doesn't work as expected.

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