Broken Pipe ???

Anthony Ewell aewell at
Fri Sep 15 17:28:39 GMT 2000


    My Windows users are occasionally unable to
log into Samba (2.0.5a-12 on Red Hat 6.2 smp kernel).
In there Samba user logs  (/var/log), I get the following
error (repeated over and over):

      [2000/09/11 07:09:02, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket_data(570)
               write_socket_data: write failure. Error = Broken pipe

      [2000/09/11 07:09:02, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket(596)
               write_socket: Error writing 4 bytes to socket 6: ERRNO =
Broken pipe

      [2000/09/11 07:09:02, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(784)
               Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. Exiting

   Does anyone have any idea what a "Broken pipe" is and what causes it?

Many thanks,
aewell at
p. s. I am deliberately not upgrading to 2.0.7, as it causes my smp
to crash on a daily basis

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