[Samba] excessive Unique name registration

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Thu Aug 8 09:06:02 GMT 2002

Hi all,

Samba 1.9.18p8 on IRIX 6.5.5f (with xfs and efs filesystems)

I've just noticed 'nmbd' taking top place on the 'top' listing on one of
our servers.

A quick 'kill -USR1' (to debug level 3) produces an almost continuous
stream of:-

wins_process_name_registration_request: Unique name registration for name JD5000DN<00> IP

repeated over and over.

It's a HP JetDirect card (J4169A) with firmware L.22.09 (the most recent
I know of).

Anyone an ideas why a client might try to do registration so frequently
(twice every second)?

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