Bug 218343 - Samba using LDAP causes data loss, update to 3.0.23d
Summary: Samba using LDAP causes data loss, update to 3.0.23d
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-04 19:40 UTC by Matthew Costello
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-03-15 14:34:44 UTC

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Description Matthew Costello 2006-12-04 19:40:15 UTC
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):

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
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 14:34:44 UTC
So it will be fine in 3.0.24 then, too.

Please reopen if it doesn't work as expected.

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