nmbd fork-bombed my server

Jeremy Allison jallison at cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Wed Sep 16 17:08:24 GMT 1998

Mike Black wrote:
> I trace this down to the ASYNC_DNS.  Didn't test commenting it out but I'll
> bet that will solve the problem.  I noticed a new nmbd running for every DNS
> request and reported it to the bug list.

Well Andrew also added code that causes nmbd to fork when
writing out a WINS database and also when doing a browse

When nmbd fork-bombs you are these processes in the zombie
state or are they still flagged as running ?

If they're zombies then we need to look at the
CatchChild() code in lib/signal.c.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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