[Samba] 64-bit Windows advanced server 2003 hangs

Leonardo Boselli leo at dicea.unifi.it
Fri Mar 19 17:24:27 GMT 2004

On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Kyle Davenport wrote:
> I just had the unpleasant experience of crashing a production server
> _twice_ when trying to access a file share.
> The server is 64-bit Windows 2003 on an itanium3.  My box is RedHat Linux
> 8.0 with Samba 3.0.0-2.   Here's some messages from syslog:
> Call it a testament to the reliability of 64-bit Win2003 that trying to do
> a file listing with Samba blue-screens the server.   The first time I
> thought it must just be a coincidence, but after a reboot, it did it again!
> They have to constantly patch the window's boxes here for security problems
> of course; this could be an early warning that M$ has changed something to
> be incompatible with Samba.

Even it had been, the result should have been just an error in your
and/or their log , not a crash on the system .
If it is the case it would be a severe security bug on M$ part, since at
leas anyone could do am easy DoS this way ...
Can someone try to repeat it ? (sorry, no win2003 here ...)

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