Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Nov 16 02:08:20 GMT 2000

Joe_Pfaltzgraff at wrote:
> This error does not appear to be associated with any 
> application (other than Win98se) Today I haven't used
> anything on the server, and this error is appearing in 
> the log every 15 minutes (+/- a couple of seconds).  
> smbstatus shows that there are no locked files.

Samba 2.0.7 is pretty bad as a PDC internally.  Also I think
you are confusing policy handles with file handles. File handles
are allocated by your systems' kernel.  Policy handles are an data
structure internal to smbd.

> To give you a quick overview, We are currently using 
> Novell file servers, I would like to replace them with 
> this samba server.  I do have automatic policy downloading, and 
> the user must be authincated against the samba server before
> he/she is allowed into the Win98 system.  (that is only 
> setup on one system for testing)

Could you send me your smb.conf?

> Let me know if you want any other info.  Also I do get this 
> error when I start smbd:  but since it says information only, 
> I ignored it.

Win98?  Strange.  Policy Handles are associated with RPC 
calls.  Windows 9x doesn't use RPC as far as I know.

> [2000/11/15 11:42:46, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)  file_init:
> 	Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 
>	are available.

This is referring to file handles.  Different thing.

Cheers, jerry
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