Problems running apps from Samba 2.0.0 share on NT 4.0

Duncan Kinnear duncanwantsnomorespam at
Mon Jan 25 19:47:57 GMT 1999

> Ever since I upgraded from Samba 1.9.18 to 2.0.0, I've been having
> problems with applications started from a Samba share dying silently,
> or with an Illegal Instruction message, on NT 4.0 Workstation.  


I think you are experiencing the same problem I had when I upgraded to 
2.0.0 beta 5.

It seems that the smbd daemons are actually dying, which can produce 
anything from "Network Read" errors to full GPFs.

The way to check if your smbd processes are the culprit is to set up a 
cron job which appends the output of smbstatus to a file every 10 minutes.
Then when someone complains about errors, check that the 'pid' for that 
user didn't change.

I couldn't find anything obvious in the log, and a message to samba-bugs 
has got no reply yet.  Lack of time has meant that I have slipped back to 
the 1.9.* version we were using before.



Duncan Kinnear,
McCarthy and Associates,			Email:  duncan at
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Shakespeare Road, Napier, New Zealand.		Fax:    +64 6 834 3369
Providing Integrated Software to the Meat Processing Industry for over 10 years

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