idle_timeout processing in the parent smbd?

simo idra at
Mon Jun 4 18:17:57 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-04 at 19:45 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:39:55PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > BTW, I find the concept that some daemon creates the
> > listening socket for us quite strange. inetd, that's
> > something I see, but doing the listen and not do the fork? I
> > don't know...
> Another question: How does this play with the Samba4 model
> which listens on a ton of ports?

Personally I think that running samba out of inetd is a bad idea in
Just make samba4 run in single mode, so that it does not spawn more
process and disable the subsystems you don't need and you achieve almost
the same goal as having it running from inetd.

Is there any other reason to run something off of inetd besides a
perceived save of resources?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at

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