Samba running but stops working? Then no work after restart?

Support rjn103s at
Tue Oct 26 17:28:35 GMT 1999


I have a  FreeBSD 3.1 and Samba 2.0.5a box doing domain logons and file sharing
to about 250+ desktops and upgraded about 21 days ago I have
encountered something very interesting.  Win9x boxes can no longer login.  So ,
I examine the problem and it appears that things are ok but none of the things
samba is supposed to be doing is happening.  Again this box serves many
operations on the network and all except samba is working.  So I stop samba via stop from the rc.d folder and I do a ps -x and there is several smbd
processes running still (about 30 or so) .   I restart samba since the server is
perfomring normaly for other operations.    I examine the samba log files and
they say all is well, but, still no logons occuring from win9x boxes.

After about an hour of trying to get samba restarted I reluctantly took the
server down and upon a reboot all is well again.

I have no idea what would cause this,  but having concern about the open
processes after a stop I set a deadtime in the smb.conf thining 
perhaps these open connections are causing a resource problem in samba.

Any thoughts welcome!  

Richard Nelson
Try Something Without GPF's - - Not To Mention The Cost:)      
FreeBSD RedHat   
Strong Supporter of Visual Tcl

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