Samba Issues With HPUX 11i

David Highley dhighley at
Mon Dec 17 23:28:03 GMT 2001

Need to ask if any site has been successful running Samba 2.2.2 on an
HPUX 11i system. We have a customer site that we did an upgrade on over
the weekend. First problem we noticed were two group names that were
longer than 8 characters did not seem to authenticate. We had the
Windows administrators shorten the names to 8 characters and all
appeared to be working. Today when the employees started accessing the
server things would slow down after a while and then Samba would stop
serving the shares. By the way HPUX 10.20 does not seem to truncate the
group names.

Monitoring the system showed now unusual loads. We kept running
smbstatus and we would see the number of lock files grow and then they
would be released. Nothing appeared unusual here either. Then after a
while we would need to restart Samba to get the file serving working.

This is not a large site, probably not more than 20 client systems. We
had upgraded from a TAS installation running on another HPUX 11 system.

Here is the smb.conf file:
   workgroup = XXXXX
   netbios name = BAKER
   server string = Samba %v on %L (ClearCase)
   load printers = no
   show add printer wizard = no
   log file = /var/adm/syslog/samba_log.%m
   max log size = 50
   max open files = 5000
   password server = blues
   security = server
   encrypt passwords = yes
   guest account = smbnull
   domain logons = no
   domain master = false
   local master = no
   preferred master = false
   wins server =
   dns proxy = no
   username map = /opt/samba/lib/
   kernel oplocks = no

   comment = ClearCase
   path = /ClearCase
   read list = @Develope @vob @build
   write list = @Develope @vob @build
   read only = no
   guest ok = yes
   oplocks = no
   level2 oplocks = no



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