Hi all, I'm currently trying to troubleshoot a wierd samba problem with shares.
Anyways, I'm using samba 3.0.22

I've configured samba to work without issues. That is, shares are browsable by users and permissions are setup correctly. Lately, I've experienced wierd problems at random that when a user accesses a folder which previously they had no problems accessing, they get a "Access is denied" windows message (win2k)

I've checked the linux folder permissions and it checks out.

I know a way to fix it immediately is to restart samba. But don't really want to do that as it will kill off everyone's work.

Has anyone come across this, before? Do they know what the issue may be?

Is there a solution other than restarting samba?

This is my smb.conf

workgroup = WORKGROUP
security = user
encrypt passwords = true
passdb backend = tdbsam
obey pam restrictions = yes
invalid users = root
unix password sync = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY

writable = yes
path = /media/raid/share
public = no
create mask = 6774
directory mask = 6775
security mask = 6775
guest ok = no
So basically, I am access to eg /Share/data folder under windows
And have no problems browsing it because access to it is set correctly.

Then after a few days, when I tried to access it I get the "Access is denied" error from Windows. Other folders work fine. And this access denied problem occurs on random folders with each different user.

Any troubleshooting help would be appreciated.