Raid on a raid issue
m.roth at 5-cent.us
m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Jul 24 18:59:28 UTC 2014
Doll, Margaret Ann wrote:
> Sometimes the su user is the owner.
Um... so, why are you administering his box, and why is it serving samba
across campus? That raises my serious security hackles....
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Doll, Margaret Ann wrote:
>> > I created a system with three raids using the DELL configuration tools
>> > prior to installation of the RedHat system, 6.5. The system raid was
>> > divided up into numerous partitions for the system and four large
>> > partitions for users. This system raid was a raid 0.
>> > After the installation samba worked. I could log into the system from
>> > another subnet.
>> > Then a user with su privileges, took the four large partitions on the
>> > system raid and made them into another raid using mdadm --create and
>> > mdadm--assemble.
>> > Now the ssh connections from across the subnets time out. Samba fails
>> > with "NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED." I can't even ping the system from
>> > campus.
>> > I have had to modify /etc/fstab so that the four original partitions
>> > try to mount. The raid composed of the four partitions mounts as
>> > /dev/md127p1.
>> > Is the ssh timeout problem, ping problem and samba problem all caused
>> > the raid on raid creation? The timing of the creation of the new raid
>> > indicates that it is.
>> First of all, I'd take su away from the user, who doesn't know what
>> they're doing.
>> Next - and I'm *really* not strong on samba - I'd assume that the system
>> itself hasn't been reconfigured to (whatever word is used for a samba
>> export). The ID's changed, the UUID's changed, etc, etc. And, of course
>> any metadata on them is toast. I'm afraid you're going to have to
>> them from scratch; anything on them... hope you've got backups.
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