Too many smbd processes

Jeff Marble x81252 jrmarble at
Thu Nov 5 16:21:32 GMT 1998

Why do I have 22 smbd processes running when smbstatus shows only three users?
Can or should I try to limit the number of processes?  Will it cause trouble as 
this system gets more use?

There is only one nmbd process.  I have hundreds of WinNT 4.0SP3 systems in the 
domain but I cannot imagine that any would need a smbd process until they 
attempt to login.


Unix System Manager
jrmarble at

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