Problems with AIX

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Wed Oct 13 02:15:10 GMT 1999

Michael E Osborne wrote:
> We also get the following error in our logs:
> read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer.

I've actually found and fixed a bug relating exactly to that
for the upcoming 2.0.6 release. I happened with an old (no
service pack or OSR release) Win95 when a chained packet
response wasn't aligned on a 4 byte boundary.

There may be other reasons for this, but this one was
seen in packet sniffs here.

> Looking through Dejanews and these lists I have seen this error reported on
> multiple platforms, usually associated with 2.0.5a.
> I have tried running Samba from inetd and as -D. Both options act the same.
> I have recompiled with different options to no effect. The AIX 4.3.2
> binaries disributed by Bull also have the same behavior.
> We have a mix of WFW 3.11, NT 4.0 (SP4, SP5), and OS/2 3.0. We usually
>       notice the problem first under NT.
> Any ideas what might be going on here?

We are about to release a snapshot of 2.0.6 for testing,
and there have been many changes that could increase 
reliability. I'd recommend trying the snapshot (not in
production, but on a test server) to see if it fixes
the problems you're reporting.

Hope this helps,

	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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