connections.tdb size & max connections (fwd)

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed May 9 15:43:04 GMT 2001

> 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.
> connections.tdb:
> 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
> also.
> 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
> big?
> 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.


	Can you tell me what platform (UNIX and version) you
are running Samba 2.2 on please. We have identified a couple
of platforms that have problems with the tdb code in 2.2.0
and have a fix ready for 2.2.1.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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