Multiple users connecting from same Windows box confusing samba?

Mark G. Adams mga at
Wed Feb 5 13:56:44 GMT 2003

Hi, Jerry.

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 01:34, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On 30 Jan 2003, Mark G. Adams wrote:
> > We are seeing an intermittent problem with Samba on our RedHat 8.0 file
> > server (also seen with RedHat 7.3 prior to the upgrade to 8.0).
> > Normally, a Windows XP machine can connect to the file server's shares
> > and work on them. However, sometimes after being up for a while,
>                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > connections from the XP machine to the file server no longer work.
> ....
> > Note that the file server is using security = server, so it doesn't use
> > passdb at all.
> smbd probably lost the connection to the password server.  I recommend
> using security = domain to work around the problem.

So far that seems to be working, as we've gone a day without running
into any hiccups. Many thanks for the suggestion!

Mark G. Adams
Research & Development
OmniMark Technologies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
mgadams at

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