[Samba] Controlling Samba with xinetd
Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Jul 15 17:29:02 GMT 2002
Why don't you try it and tell us what happens?
Thinking about it, it sounds like a bad idea. smbd spawns copies of itself
to handle each request. So, if there are 10 people logged on to one share
each, I think you would find 10 copies of smbd running.
Sound inefficient, I know. And, I don't see how inetd would improve things.
Here is what I have right now:
[root at jhammer6 jlh]# ps ax | grep smbd
1482 ? S 0:00 smbd -D <--This is the pid in smbd.pid
2179 ? S 16:58 smbd -D
6668 ? S 0:00 smbd -D
6939 ? S 0:00 smbd -D
Samba version 2.2.1a
Service uid gid pid machine
Backup root root 2179 hammer2 (192.168.0.2) Sun Jul 14 22:23:08 2002
public ftp ftp 6939 jhammer6 (192.168.0.6) Mon Jul 15 20:21:14 2002
public ftp ftp 6668 hammer8 (192.168.0.8) Mon Jul 15 19:43:38 2002
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:46:57AM +0930, Freeman, Peter (ERHS) wrote:
> Hi all
> Just a query from a fellow tech who's playing with Samba.
> He just asked me the following question, it's something I've
> never really thought of, but on the face of it could be worth
> further investigation.
> Any thoughts??
> Was doing some research last night on high availablilty -
> led me to a thought which I have seen around before but
> decided it was not necessary.
> What are your thoughts on using inetd to control the Samba daemon?
> This (ought to) fix problems with an unstable process running as the
> user and crashing. Usually a restart of Samba is required to get it
> going again
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