Samba 2.0.3 question

Herb Lewis herb at
Mon May 3 20:47:47 GMT 1999

I remember drafting up a response to this but I don't see it in my sent
mail. I'm
not sure what happened to it.

The smbd process will show as being owned by the connecting user while
it is actively processing requests for that user. When the connection
idle it will revert to being owned by root.

Ron Short - SGI wrote:

> I recieved this from a customer.  He is running IRIX 6.5.3 and Samba
> 2.0.3.  Any ideas as to why this may be happening?
> "I was looking at some of the processes that were running on the
> server.  Came
> across a smbd (samba) that was owned by the user that requested the file
> share.
> All the others were owned by root like they should."
> Any ideas what could be causing this and is it a problem?
> --
> Ron Short                              email:  short at
> System Applications Engineer office: 651/683-5680
> Eagan, MN                            fax:

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