smbclient (1.9.18p3) kills WinNT 4 (SP3) Networking subsystem

David Collier-Brown davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Wed Mar 18 17:49:41 GMT 1998

On Sat, 14 Mar 1998 14:40:28 +1100, someone wrote: 
> >I was wondering if anyone else has seen the problem that I'm seeing with
> >the latest version of Samba (1.9.18p3) under Solaris 2.6.  I'm using it in
> >part to backup about 15 PC clients (all but two are running NT 4) with
> >the Amanda backup program.  Anyway, the problem is that on occasion
> >when doing a backup of one of these machines, the networking subsystem
> >in NT just gives up and dies.  Once this happens, NOTHING via the network
> >neighborhood is available, all network connections just timeout, etc.. The
> >only fix is to reboot the system.

> >Anyway, I have noticed that IF I revert back to running 1.9.17p5 then the
> >apparent problem appears to go away -- at least so far!
shyde at (Simon Hyde) wrote:
> I've seen exactly the same problem on a WinNT (SP0 if I recall correctly)
> system with using the smbclient in Samba 1.9.17p1 through smbtar to run a
> backup 
> so for now we've fixed this by simply making sure that the machine is
> running windows 95 at the time of the backup.

	From previous experience, that sounds rather like the file
	locking code on the NT end...  

	In a previous life I could get the same symptoms from a 
	NFS server on Unix. The server was eaten alive by a group 
	of data-sucking clients, all of which used flock in hopes of 	
	coordinating what they were gobbbling (:-)).

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