auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(840) User nobody in passdb, but getpwnam() fails! - SAMBA/SMB Error How To Fix -

auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(840) User nobody in passdb, but getpwnam() fails! - SAMBA/SMB Error How To Fix

auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(840)
  User nobody in passdb, but getpwnam() fails!

I never found the solution to this in the web, as usual so I thought I'd post the fix.  In plain English smbd is telling us that the user "nobody" does not exist in /etc/passwd.

You can simply add this to your /etc/passwd file like so:

nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/sbin/nologin

Now SAMBA/smbd should start fine and you won't receive anymore errors.


  • How to disable Google Fonts in Wordpress
  • Unable to load dynamic library /usr/lib64/php/modules/php_openssl
  • mysqld in Linux hacked
  • W: GPG error: http://archive.debian.org squeeze Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AED4B06F473041FA NO_PUBKEY 64481591B98321F9
  • cannot mount kvm ntfs image
  • h264 DVR security camera footage cannot be played
  • dhcpd.conf how to secure so only known and allowed clients will be given dhcpd IP address leases
  • Thunderbird E-mail List Blank White but e-mails still clickable and viewable
  • css responsive images
  • responsive table without changing much code solution
  • yum how to install old obsolete packages
  • PHP Howto Store Value of Included File Output Into Variable
  • PHP Migration from 5.3 to 5.4+ and dealing with deprecated functions
  • ffmpeg vidstab to stabilize video
  • userdel user userdel: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.
  • mdadm how to mount inactive array
  • How to find and mount mdadm arrays automatically
  • M2Crypto.SSL.Checker.WrongHost: Peer certificate subjectAltName does not match host, expected fedora-archive.ip-connect.vn.ua, got DNS:mirror.ip-connect.vn.ua
  • [Wed Sep 20 15:34:44 2017] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec) [Wed Sep 20 15:34:44 2017] [error] Init: Unable to read server certificate from file /www/ssl-certs/server.crt [Wed Sep 20 15:34:44 2017] [error] SSL Library Err
  • linux how to answer yes to copy