NT terminal server

Andre de Koning andre at vippayroll.co.za
Tue Nov 13 04:09:02 GMT 2001

I'm running a NT4.0 Terminal Server with 50+ peopleon it.  All the users' home directories / data etc. is located on a samba server (2.2.1a) on a RedHat7.1 box.

All the users on the server are shown in samba under the same connection as they're all on the same machine... this means samba only runs one copy of smb for all these users.

Everything seems to be working / set up fine but about twice a day the smb process associated with the terminal server jumps to 100% cpu usage and stops accepting connections.  When I kill this process / restart samba everything returns to normal but the users then report all kinds of funny "corruption", locking errors etc. on the files that were in use.

Has anybody else tried to use samba in conjunction with terminal server?  Is there a way to change smb so it rather spawns one copy per "user" in stead of per "machine"?  Am I missing the point completely?

The server is a Intel P3, 1Ghz, 512Mb RAM, SCSI Disks.  The hardware seems fine. I'm using linux kernel version 2.4.2.

Any help would be highly appreciated. This is starting to make me look like a tit as I boasted that the samba server would run much more stable than NT and this is now not the case.  Before I was running NT4.0 on a P2,350Mhz, 128Mb RAM and IDE disks for the same users and had no such problems.

Any Ideas?

andre1 at vippayroll.co.za
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