[Samba] Internet goes down. Samba dies

Mike Maki mmaki at adelphia.net
Wed Apr 24 09:36:02 GMT 2002

I have the same problem and I only use IP addresses in my Host Allow/Deny.
Strange thing is when Internet access is lost one samba server is still
reachable the other is not. I have not been able to find the difference
between the two. Both have almost identical global configs (Hosts
Allow/Deny). Luckily our connectivity is quite reliable. Hope to hear some
other possible solutions.

> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 07:40:28 -0500
> From: John Schmerold <John at katy.com>
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Internet goes down.  Samba dies
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> If we specify ip addresses, instead of host names will this remove DNS
> server requirements?
> We're running a firewall on this machine, however, I like to keep all
> security in one place.
> BTW, I know we didn't have this issue with older installs as we've been
> using this technique for some time, however I believe this is first time
> used hostnames & depended on the hosts file.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Buchan Milne" <bgmilne at cae.co.za>
> To: "John Schmerold" <john at katy.com>
> Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 3:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Internet goes down. Samba dies
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > If you are going to use "hosts allow" or "hosts deny", reverse DNS
> > lookups must work on the server for any client connecting. You may want
> > to run a caching and local DNS server.
> >
> > Otherwise, you might prefer to not use hosts allow and hosts deny, but
> > set up a firewall instead.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Buchan
> >

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