'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID. Access denied.

Bug #1293177 reported by Burt P. on 2014-03-16
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
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nautilus-share (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Trusty
Medium
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samba (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Trusty
Medium
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Bug Description

When using the "Local Network Share" tab in the folder properties window to try and share a folder, the result is an error message:

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID. Access denied.

pburt@magus:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04
pburt@magus:~$ /etc/init.d/samba status
 * nmbd is running
 * smbd is running
pburt@magus:~$ apt-cache policy nautilus-share
nautilus-share:
  Installed: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Candidate: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.3-1ubuntu5 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pburt@magus:~$

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: nautilus-share 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-17.37-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Mar 16 12:21:59 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-01-04 (70 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus-share
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-03-09 (7 days ago)

Burt P. (pburt0) wrote :
Burt P. (pburt0) wrote :

There is this other very similar bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-share/+bug/332241 but that one was "fixed" years ago.

Hello every one,

I'm having the exact same bug on daily 14.04 (as of March 20):

j:0 ~ > lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

j:0 ~ > service samba status
 * nmbd is running
 * smbd is running

j:0 ~ > apt-cache policy nautilus-share
nautilus-share:
  Installed: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Candidate: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.3-1ubuntu5 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

j:0 /var/lib/samba > ll
total 1,4M
 755 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4,0K mar 16 23:30 ./
 755 drwxr-xr-x 78 root root 4,0K mar 17 20:53 ../
 755 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4,0K mar 16 23:30 printers/
 755 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4,0K mar 16 23:30 private/
 770 drwxrwx--T 2 root sambashare 4,0K mar 20 15:48 usershares/
 600 -rw------- 1 root root 412K mar 16 23:30 account_policy.tdb
 600 -rw------- 1 root root 696 mar 16 23:30 group_mapping.tdb
 600 -rw------- 1 root root 516K mar 20 15:46 registry.tdb
 600 -rw------- 1 root root 412K mar 18 01:39 share_info.tdb

AFAIK I started experiencing this error a couple of days ago: the first 14.04 daily image I installed was from March, 12th and it worked flawlessly until just recently.
I downloaded and installed today March 20 the daily build and got the exact same problem right after first log in.
Traditional Samba configuration works as expected.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus-share (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
SB (emehntehtt) wrote :

I verify that this bug affects me also.

:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

:~$ service samba status
 * nmbd is running
 * smbd is running

~$ apt-cache policy nautilus-share
nautilus-share:
  Installed: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Candidate: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.3-1ubuntu5 0
        500 http://ftp.acc.umu.se/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

/var/lib/samba$ ll
total 1400
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Ožu 22 17:10 ./
drwxr-xr-x 69 root root 4096 Ožu 20 19:17 ../
-rw------- 1 root root 421888 Ožu 19 13:56 account_policy.tdb
-rw------- 1 root root 696 Ožu 19 13:56 group_mapping.tdb
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Ožu 19 13:56 printers/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Ožu 19 13:56 private/
-rw------- 1 root root 528384 Ožu 19 13:56 registry.tdb
-rw------- 1 root root 421888 Ožu 19 13:56 share_info.tdb
drwxrwx--T 2 root sambashare 4096 Ožu 19 13:56 usershares/
-rw------- 1 root root 32768 Ožu 22 18:10 winbindd_cache.tdb
drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Ožu 22 17:10 winbindd_privileged/

The system was freshly installed (no upgrade) on 18.3.2014 and samba sharing with Nautilus never worked, it constantly gives the same error.

Yeah I see it too. Looks like a regression in samba.

  affects ubuntu/samba
  status new
  tags + regression-release

--
Kind regards,
Loong Jin

It has a moderate impact on a core package.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in nautilus-share (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Giorgio Dramis (jorged) wrote :

I have the same problem!

giorgiodramis@giorgio-K53SD:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04
giorgiodramis@giorgio-K53SD:~$ service samba status
 * nmbd is running
 * smbd is running
giorgiodramis@giorgio-K53SD:~$ apt-cache policy nautilus-share
nautilus-share:
  Installato: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Candidato: 0.7.3-1ubuntu5
  Tabella versione:
 *** 0.7.3-1ubuntu5 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

tags: added: regression-release
Changed in nautilus-share (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Brian: I'm unsure the desktop team can help there, the issue seems to be a samba regression and we don't have any knowledge of this component in desktop. Do you know who we could talk to about looking at that?

tags: added: rls-s-incoming
Changed in nautilus-share (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
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