[Samba] Re: stale smbd process when user logs out

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 26 23:20:02 GMT 2002

bsemmes at CS.Trinity.Edu wrote:
> I neglected to mention that we are using samba 2.2.5 and rehat linux 7.3.
> --Brian
> On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 bsemmes at Sol.CS.Trinity.Edu wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Our group is observing the following behavior:
> >
> > When a user accesses samba and then logs out of windows, the smbd
> > process on the UNIX side is often not terminated.  This leaves
> > the windows machine in an unusable state (further attempts to access
> > samba result in the user being asked for a userid and a password, and none are
> > accepted).  The only solution we have discovered is to either reboot the
> > windows machine or kill -15 the smbd process.

Windows will often keep an connection around, even after logoff.  You
would not happen to be using 'security = server' would you?  That has
known problems with this kind of behaviour, try 'secruity=domain'

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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