[Samba] The infamous read_socket_data(478) error

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Thu Apr 11 23:44:02 GMT 2002

Maurice Volaski wrote:
> This error seems to have been reported numerous times on this list
> and as far as I can there has been no feedback from the programmers...
>  From a log.smbd generated by samba 2.2.3a..
> [2002/02/12 17:30:03, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_data(478)
>    read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer

Considered 'normal'.  Usually put down to bad network hardware/cables
etc, or the other OS just 'going away'.  It indicates that the network
connection was reset, we cannot read any more data and should therefore

Andrew Bartlett

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