[svlug] mount, smbfs, ssh, and local console weirdness

David Christensen dpchrist at inreach.com
Tue Aug 6 01:23:04 PDT 2002

svlug at lists.svlug.org:

"Richard Sharpe" <rsharpe at ns.aus.com> wrote:
> ...
> The problem, AFAICS, related to smbfs and the fact that all access are
> being mapped to a particular user on the Win2K machine.
> It might be useful to see a trace of what happens when the error
> occurs.

Thank you for your help. :-)

I looked around the filesystem and found the following:

    root at r7320g:/var/log/samba# l
    ./   smbmount.log    smbmount.log.2  smbmount.log.4
    ../  smbmount.log.1  smbmount.log.3

I then tried to reproduce the error (to create a new log entry), but now
it works (the error is gone)!  I built and installed kernel 2.4.19 and
its modules today, maybe that's it?  Or, maybe I needed to tell some
service to re-read a configuration file after I made the initial
changes, and rebooting did that for me?  I dunno...  Oh well, its
working now.

But, I looked through the logs above anyway and found the following in
smbmount.log.1.  This might be the clue we were looking for:

    [2002/08/01 14:18:55, 0] tdb/tdbutil.c:tdb_log(475)
      tdb((null)): tdb_open_ex: could not open file /var/cache/samba/un
expected.tdb: No such file or directory

Digging some more:

    root at r7320g:/var/cache/samba# l
    ./  ../

So, indeed /var/cache/samba/unexpected.tdb does not exist.

Does it make any sense to you?


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