nmbd stangeness

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Wed Oct 15 20:27:22 GMT 1997

On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Jim Morris wrote:

> Hi all...
> I am getting a whole lot of the following messages showing up in the
> "log.nmbd" file on my system. Anyone have any ideas as to what could
> be causing this? I can't even find this message in the Samba source
> (1.9.17p2).  Note that the Samba server is setup as a WINS server,
> domain master browser, with domain logons.
> "reply_netbios_packet: r_a not to be used when not a WINS server"
> These messages start shortly after nmbd is started, and eventually
> will fill up the log file to its 500KB limit.
> On a separate note, a much more serious problem has developed.  A
> Samba system that has been running for well over 100 days since the
> last reboot - although it has been upgraded on-the-fly to 1.9.17p2,
> suddenly has started refusing user logons from Win95 clients, giving
> messages such as:
>   "Password invalid or access to server denied"
> Several logon attempts are usually required before the Win95 clients
> can get on.
> Even MORE serious than this is the fact that the Samba server has
> suddenly started dropping active network connections to Win95 clients.

try 1.9.17p3: i recall, from the cvs logs, that some of these issues have 
been addressed.  buffer over-runs from the log files when you limit the 
log file size, and the like...


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