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x7currie at lab2.cc.wmich.edu
Thu May 21 15:13:42 GMT 1998
> Sorry... you mean to tell me that putting samba in inetd was the key for
> I always thought inetd to be used when samba is scarcely used.
There is more overhead, but our machine is fast enough to take it.
> I had to take samba out of inetd because it would die due to excess of
> samba requests (I know you can change (nowait.max - default 40) the number
> of connection per minute the inetd can take before it thinks things are
> bad - but still making it standalone worked better/saffer for me)
Running stand alone, we'd take it down after 10-20 simultaneous
connections. Samba would still be a running process, it just wouldn't
fork anymore so nothing could really connect. By putting it in inetd we
got around the problem by letting inetd fork (start actually) a new smbd.
> Can you confirm that taking samba out of inetd at this moment makes your
> 50+ setup fail?
Unfortunately I don't have access to do this, and I have (by the
looks of the lab right now) about 20 people sitting on the machines who
wouldn't be too happy with me.
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