Samba disappearing from the network

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Nov 6 14:24:50 GMT 1997

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Eloy A. Paris wrote:

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:
> : 5) fix samba so that it can do a non-blocking gethostbyname() call: more 
> :    complicated than you might think (involves having a queue of pending 
> :    gethostbyname() calls, and a higher-order function / state-based callback
> :    arrangement to be able to answer the original query once the gethostbyname
> :    call is resolved.
> I am not sure about this but I think the Squid Internet Object Cache
> (a HTTP proxy, in plain words) had the same problem of blocking
> gethostbyname() calls and they solved it with a piece of software of
> their own invention. Probably is worth taking a look at it...
> See ya!

andrew fixed this in 1.9.18: nmbd forks a separate process to deal with 
gethostbyname() calls.


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