max connections error message

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Oct 5 19:25:02 GMT 2001

The only other (ugly hack) method of doing this is to make samba send a
WinPopup message to the client.  This would however require extensive
source code modifications...

Andrew Bartlett

"MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> We (Samba) doesn't sent the TEXT message back to the client,
> just a standard error number, that the client intreprets
> and uses text that IT is compiled to display based on that
> error message.  So there's nothing you can change in the
> SAMBA source; you would have to locate the message in the
> windows client and try to modify it there - not likely!
> Sorry,
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Kerns [mailto:mike.kerns at]
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 12:27 PM
> To: samba at
> Subject: max connections error message
> We're using the max connections option to limit users to one open
> session through a VB app front end.  max connections is set to 1.  When
> users try to start another session of the app, they get the error
> message
>      "No more connections can be made to this remote
>        computer at this time because there are already
>        as many connections as the computer can accept"
> This is good that they get a warning, but I'd like to change it to a
> more personalised message with the name of the app &etc.  Do I have to
> modify the source & recompile or is there another way to change this
> message.
> TIA,
> Mike
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