[Samba] Warning for SP2 net share point on Samba 3.0.7

Lewis Shobbrook lshobbrook at fasttrack.net.au
Mon Dec 20 06:43:20 GMT 2004

Hi All,
Just a word of caution for those who are intending to roll out XP SP2
via a network share.  I've encoutered an issue with SP2 and Debian Samba
3.07 when more than 5 simultaneous connections are in place. I'd set-up
and tested a rollout using the samba share, but come roll-out day most
of the 20 odd machines were still copying files some 48 hours after.  No
specific errors were apparent in system/smb logs and regular share
access continued without disruption to the usual quality of service.
i.e. Everything was still working fine as a regular user, just SP2 fell
into a heap.  The share used had been tested previosuly utilising the
same scripted method for SP2 rollout pilots, with up to simultaneous 5
users without issue; it appears that only higher volumes of SP2 cause an
issue. The rollout was repeated using a 2003 server, without issue. Just
thought I'd raise this rather strange occurrence, and potentially cover
a pitfall.


Lewis Shobbrook

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