connections.tdb size & max connections (fwd)

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed May 9 16:32:10 GMT 2001

Another big TDB file.....

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Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 12:17:33 -0400
From: "Teng, Cheo S" <teng at>
To: "'samba at'" <samba at>
Subject: connections.tdb size & max connections

I have recently installed SAMBA 2.2 and had two problems.

There is a file, connections.tdb, gets really big to over 106 Mb in two or
three days.  I have less than 10 users total.  Some of them uses Exceed
smbstatus shows about 5 users most of the time. Most of them logoff at the
end of day.  How could I limit or control this file size not to get to this

max connections:
The log from running testparm shows max connections = 0 in the [global]
parameters section.  This means that Samba allows unlimited connections.
However, I experienced connection problems few times and I had to use kill
-15 pid command to allow more connections.  The users use Exceed seem to
cause this problem.


Thanks in advance.

Cheo Teng

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