[Samba] Samba + Windos XP/2k + Netbench Problem

Dieter Stampfer dieter.stampfer at univie.ac.at
Sat May 11 17:18:02 GMT 2002

	Hi all,

there is a problem with the 'Default: nt smb support = yes' option in
smb.conf for at least Samba 2.2.3a and 2.2.4 (on FreeBSD 4.5-STABLE)
when using Netbench 7.0.2 on WXP or W2k clients.

If the client is set to run 2+ Netbench engines (to simulate 2+ real
clients) and 'nt smb support = yes', all but one engine fail pretty
quickly, usually during a movefile oder deletefile operation (as
reported by the failing engine).

This does not happen with W2k or Netware 6 servers, nor does it happen
with NT4 clients. Running 1 Netbench engine per client works well
regardless of client OS.

It seems that setting 'nt smb support = yes' is well suited for NT4
clients but not entirely perfect for XP or 2k clients. I don't know
about the significance of this problem outside Netbech testing with 2+
engines per client, but with 'nt smb support = no' the problem
disappears entirely.

Has anyone else seen this? Maybe it doesn't show in a normal
environment? If this happens to be well known could someone please point
me to the relevant information (there's not much mention of Netbench
anywhere in the docs I've read)?

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