samba 2.0.2 spawns more than one smbd pr user

Thomas.Hansen.tmh./Copenhagen at Thomas.Hansen.tmh./Copenhagen at
Tue Feb 16 14:08:21 GMT 1999

HI SAMBA list,

I have just installed Samba 2.0.2 on two different test servers, one 
HPUX 10.20, one Linux RedHat 5.2. I did the configure and make install 
without any problems.
This happens on both servers:
I connect to my tmp share.
Now a ps shows two smbd processes, which is normal.
Then I begin to copy some files to tmp.
Suddenly I have 6-7 smbd processes, all of them started by the mother 
smbd process.
A smbstatus still shows 1 user connected.
After a while, again I have only 2 smbd processes.

Is this the normal way in 2.0.2?

This is my smb.conf on the HP, the Red Hat is almost the same:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 1999/02/16 14:53:43

# Global parameters
        workgroup = DIESEL
        netbios name = HPCS1
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = wdcs1
        local master = No

        comment = tmp
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes
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