[Samba] Windows XP SMBecho request every 30-33 secs

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Sat Mar 15 16:23:01 GMT 2003

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On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, chris parker wrote:

> The server is low on memory (384 MB).  Normally the deadtime parameter
> in smb.conf will allow the smbd daemon for that connection to die. This
> echo request keeps the smbd alive.  Each active connection requires
> between 400K and 3 MB depending on the level of activity. Can't add more
> memory in the MB, larger swap doesn't solve the problem either. We will
> go to another MB with 2 GB of RAM, but not for a while.

echo's don't affect the checks to see if a connection is idle IIRC.
Are you sure that the client doesn't have any open files?  What version 
of Samba are you running?  There was a reference count bug in some 
versions that kept us from closing idle smbds.

cheers, jerry
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