2.2.5 crashes in cli_errstr

Martin Bahlinger ry42 at rz.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Aug 23 02:20:00 GMT 2002


Mike Gerdts <Michael.Gerdts at alcatel.com> wrote:
 > I have seen a crash in 2.2.5 when the domain password server is not 
 > FWIW, I have only seen this crash once.

I have seen this crash here with 2.2.4, too. We have a samba machine, 
which is reexporting our NFS-Homes to some 300 Windows2000 Clients. The 
Samba server authenticates users against two Win2k domain controllers 
via the method security=domain.

Well, if the first of the two offered password servers gets offline, I 
see this crash in the logfiles for some active clients. The parent smbd 
process keeps running.  No client can authenticate itself, because the 
fallback to the next DC obviously cannot work when the smbd processes 
die. Even if the first DC gets available again, no authentication is 
possible. I have to kill ALL smbd processes and launch samba again.

I discovered that when the network reports "No route to host" (tested 
with "route add DC_IP reject") everything works fine. But when I get the 
error "Operation already in progress" (tested with "route add DC_IP lo") 
smbd crashes.


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