Samba-2.07pre2 still crashes under Linux and HP-UX

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Thu Mar 23 01:07:40 GMT 2000

Hi there

I've reported this several times over the past few months via the newsgroup
comp.protocols.smb, but have never seen a reply.

We're a software company, and I'd guess ever since Windows 2000 RC3 showed
up on our network (late last year), our normally 100% reliable Samba-2.x
servers started crashing. The result would be users ringing to say a server
was unavailable, and checking would find nmbd still running - but smbd would
be nowhere to be seen. Looking at the logs (debug 9) didn't show anything
that jumped out at me - although there's soooo much there I could easily
miss something.

This is happening under RedHat 5.0 to 6.1 and also HP-UX 10.20, running a
mixture of Samba-2.0.5 to 2.0.7pre2. We use full "server = domain" to talk
to the NT4 PDC.

Has anyone else seen this? What else can I do to diagnose the problem?



Jason Haar

Unix/Network Specialist, Trimble NZ
Phone: +64 3 3391 377 Fax: +64 3 3391 417

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