AW: [Samba] Samba 2.2.8a :: High CPU usage and Printer

Lars Kirchhoff lkirchhoff at
Fri May 30 15:27:44 GMT 2003

No, I don't.. I'm sorry I wasn't that clear in my last mail.

I'm running Samba only as file server. I haven't installed a 
printer so far on Samba. The printers are installed on the 
Windows 2000 server.

This server is a Domaincontroller, File- and Printerserver. 
My problem is that any other pc has normal traffic rates 
to the samba server, but the server is very slow.

One statement in the list was that this might be a "printer 
port monitor" issue. I don't know what is meant by that and
I would like to know what else could be the reason, why the 
windows 2000 server is that slow while accessing the samba


> Are you using CUPS?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lars Kirchhoff [mailto:lkirchhoff at]
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 8:45 AM
> To: samba at
> Subject: [Samba] Samba 2.2.8a :: High CPU usage and Printer 
> hello,
> several days ago, I posted a message about high cpu usage of smbd. 
> I am accessing the samba server with a windows 2000 
> server. One answer was that this could be an printer issue.
> So but so far I don't know what i can do, because deinstalling 
> the printer doesn't solve my problem. I would like to have a 
> detailed description why the printer might cause this problem 
> of a high cpu usage on the samba server to track down this 
> problem.
> Did anybody experience the same problem? 
> Any help is highly appreciated..
> best regards 
> Lars 
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