Samba 2.0.7 users not able to map drives

Enrico Payne enricop at
Tue Sep 26 14:08:01 GMT 2000


My Samba 2.0.7 servers (3 of them) have been running happily for a few
months, and have not been rebooted for 15 days now.

My problem is that suddenly users (Win9x) clients started losing their
connections to drives, and when they tried to reconnect, they got Err: 53 on
all the smb shares. I checked the number of smbd daemons running on the main
server (163 in total).

I was not sure what was causing the problem, but restarting samba with samba
restart seems to have solved the problem.

Does anyone have an idea as to what causes this? Is there perhaps a limit to
the number of services running on the process table, or is there a limit to
the number of smbd daemons that a server can have?

Any help in this regard would be appreciated.

Enrico Payne

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