HELP: Connections dropping whilst processes increasing.

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Mon Nov 22 12:42:12 GMT 1999

Cliff Green <green at UMDNJ.EDU> wrote:
> We've been experiencing something very similar to Martin Rootes' problem 
> Did anyone ever give an answer for this problem?

	There was a change to 2.0.6 to avoid disconenction
	on certaine kinds of oplock errors: if you have the
	"oplock" break messages in your log, you might
	be suffering from that. 

> Very unfortunately, the only way to get rid of those hundreds to thousands
> of extra processes is to restart the server.  An increasingly unacceptable
> solution.

	You might consider setting 
		keepalive = <seconds>
	to make samba child smbds check that they are still
	connected to a client...

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