[Bug 1574403] Re: Get an error 255 when trying to share a folder in Ubuntu 12.04.

Mark Yeager mjy222 at comcast.net
Wed May 18 20:00:21 UTC 2016


Thanks for fixing the folder sharing issue.  Works great now.

I was wondering if you were aware of another problem, I am using Ubuntu 

I work online for a Company called: Upwork.com
They have a time tracking software app that you run on your computer to 
keep track of your work time.
It takes a screen shot of your computer at random times to make sure you 
are working for the client while time is being tracked.

About 2 months ago there was an update to libnss3.  After that update 
their software no longer works.  I have contacted them many times and 
they don't seem to be getting anywhere on the fix.  They are telling us 
to do a work around.  I have tried to do this, but it seems to just want 
to reload the latest libnss3 and it still never works.

I have a laptop running ubuntu mate and it works on there, but only 
because I install ubuntu mate and didn't do any updates after the 
initial installation.  Guess I still have the older version of libnss3, 
because I didn't do an update.

Are you able to check into this or know what steps need to be taken to 
get this issue fixed?

Below is what they are suggesting.

Mark Yeager
mjy222 at comcast.net

                        Below is what they are telling us to do
Unable to Load Upwork App
Linux libnss3 Library Incompatibility, SSL Error 12218

If you are experiencing a problem logging in or getting stuck in caching 
mode on Linux, the problem could be an incompatibility of the app with 
your libnss3 library. We are aware of the issue and our engineering team 
is working to devise a solution. However, since that will take time, we 
want to share a workaround that may provide a solution for you.

Please check if you have a libnss3 library version greater than 3.19.x. 
The issue is in the Chromium embedded framework we use, so for the time 
being, we cannot resolve the incompatibility ourselves. You'll need to 
downgrade this library to it's previous version 3.19.x to be able to use 

The following workaround will download the previous version of the 
libnss3 library (3.19.1). To do this, please follow the steps below:

     Exit and close Upwork Team App (Time Tracker and Messages).
     Determine which version of Ubuntu Linux you use, 64-bit or 32-bit. 
If you aren’t certain, click here to learn more.
     If you use the 64-bit Ubuntu version, click here​ to download the 
correct file.
     If you use the 32-bit version, click here to download the correct 
     Save the file to disk.
     Open with the file-roller (archive manager), and extract the 
x86_64-linux-gnu directory (for 64-bit) or i386-lunux-gnu (for 32-bit) 
as shown on the screenshot here. You can create a directory "lib" in 
your home directory and extract the directory to there.
     Start a terminal, and type one of these two sets of commands:
     For 64-bit:

      export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu​​:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
      nohup upwork &

     For 32-bit:

      export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/lib/i386-linux-gnu​​:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
      nohup upwork &

     Upwork Time Tracker and Messages should now work.

Going forward, please repeat Step 6 whenever you need to start the 
Upwork Team App.

Please note ​if you want to run Upwork from the menu, not from the 
terminal, and do not want to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH every time, you 
will need to override the variable. To learn more, see the “persistent 
environmental variables” section here.

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Install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or 16.04 LTS

If application installation using graphical install tools fails, please 
try running install from the command line.

On 64 bit:

  $ sudo dpkg -i upwork_amd64.deb
  $ sudo sudo apt-get -f install

On 32 bit:

  $ sudo dpkg -i upwork_i386.deb
  $ sudo sudo apt-get -f install

On 05/18/2016 05:46 AM, Launchpad Bug Tracker wrote:
> This bug was fixed in the package samba - 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.4
> ---------------
> samba (2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.4) precise-security; urgency=medium
>    * SECURITY REGRESSION: compatibility with NetAPP SAN (LP: #1576109)
>      - debian/patches/fix_netapp.patch: don't require NTLMSSP_SIGN for smb
>        connections in source3/libsmb/ntlmssp.c.
>    * SECURITY REGRESSION: compatibility with 3.6 servers (LP: #1574403)
>      - debian/patches/relax_client_ipc_signing.patch: relax the
>        "client ipc signing" parameter to "auto" so a 3.6 client can still
>        connect to a 3.6 server. Administrators in environments that
>        exclusively connect to more recent servers might want to manually
>        configure this back to "mandatory".
>   -- Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers at ubuntu.com>  Thu, 12 May 2016
> 11:51:56 -0400
> ** Changed in: samba (Ubuntu)
>         Status: Confirmed => Fix Released

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  Get an error 255 when trying to share a folder in Ubuntu 12.04.

Status in samba package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in samba package in Debian:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and after doing the latest updates this is
  happening on both my computers. There was an update a few days ago and
  now whenever I try to share a folder on my computer I get the
  following error....

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

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