[Samba] Serious recurring problem with Samba 2.2.7

Matthew R J Anderson MAnderson at iddx.net
Sun Dec 8 22:15:59 GMT 2002

I apologize for the terse message.  I will volunteer as much information as

I know that samba is the cause of this problem because on several occasions
when network traffic fails I have killed smbd and nmbd from the console, and
afterwards the problem disappeared immediately.

Both of the servers are running fairly rudimentary configurations to allow
/tmp and home directory access from Windows clients.  I can post configs if

Basically, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any scenarios where this strange
behavior can happen.

This morning I reconfigured the servers to use only one interface of the two
that are in the machine (they're multihomed) and while I haven't had any
problems since then, I am not convinced that the problem is solved.
However, I'd like to know if anyone has heard of this problem on multihomed

Thanks again, I can provide any information about the server machines that
is needed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John H Terpstra" <jht at samba.org>
To: "Matthew Anderson" <MAnderson at iddx.net>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Serious recurring problem with Samba 2.2.7

> On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Matthew Anderson wrote:
> > Hey guys, I'm new to watching the list, and while I'll be looking
> > the archives as soon as I'm done sending this, I thought I ought to post
> > problem anyway.
> >
> > I'm running 2.2.7 on two machines on my network, with a 2k server
> > WINS.
> >
> > Periodically, when samba is running, network traffic to various places
> > It gets restored, and it dies, randomly.
> More information please. This is too vague and we do not yet read minds
> well.
> > Most of the time, it's intranet traffic, i.e. traffic on the local
> > But periodically, it affects Internet traffic as well.
> >
> > I know that samba is causing the problem, but I don't know why, what to
> > for in the logs, nor how to debug the problem.  Any help you can give is
> > much appreciated.  Thanks!
> Please explain HOW you know that Samba is causing this problem. It might
> help us to understand what to advise next.
> - John T.
> --
> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org

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