Samba 1 vs. 2, locking and Windows Terminal Server Edition

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Tue Jul 13 09:22:13 GMT 1999

> On Samba 1.9.18p10 and previous versions, each of the multiple users on
> the same Windows Terminal Server Edition machine would get their own
> smbd process.  With Samba 2.0.x (I'm currently testing 2.0.4b), this has
> changed so that every user on a WTSE machine uses the same smbd
> process.

Samba has not changed in this regard. Samba behaves exactly the same
way now that it always has - it uses one process per socket
connection. It is the only sane way of doing a SMB server.

If WTSE is treating Samba differently now then you should find out
why. Working on the above assumption will just lead you to the wrong

The only major protocol changes between Samba 1.9.18 and 2.0 are the
addition of NT SMBs. You can disable those with "nt smb support = no"

Cheers, Tridge

Andrew Tridgell (tridge at   Linuxcare, at the Center of Linux
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