[Samba] Using SWAT results in crash on Sun Ultra 250 running Solaris 2.6

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Dec 5 16:56:29 GMT 2003

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Statts, Pearce (IndSys, GEFanuc, NA) wrote:
> Admins,
> I've got a Sun Ultra Enterprise 250 running Solaris 2.6 and Samba 
 > 2.2.4.  This system is one of the primary machines in our network,
 > handling not only Samba filesharing, but also NIS and DNS.  Last
 > night, I made several changes to the smb.conf file that were not
 > picked up by the running Samba processes, so I requested an
 > smbd restart via the SWAT web admin tool.  As I was waiting for
 > the SWAT page to refresh itself, our network administrator
 > informed me that the server I was working on had dropped off
 > of the network.  It turned out that the system had crashed
 > and was sitting at it's "OK" prompt, waiting to be rebooted.
 > This is one of the most critical machines on our network, so
 > of course there was a bit of embarrassment on my end to discover
 > that I had inadvertently crashed it.  After a reboot,
 > everything returned to normal.

if a user space application can crash the system, its an OS/kernel

cheers, jerry
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