[Samba] What's the solution? Multiple users accessing Samba fromterminal server

Matt Perkins mperkins at lbmc.com
Wed Mar 31 18:26:07 GMT 2004

When you have the connection problem, what error do you get? Does it say
that there are too many connections? By default, Samba only allows 128
connections per machine. On a Terminal Server, 128 connections can be
used up quickly. To resolve the connection problem, compile Samba from
source but before your run <./configure>, set MAX_CONNECTIONS in
samba-source-dir/smbd/conn.c to a larger number. On our server, I
changed it from 128 to 2048 and haven't had a problem since.


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[mailto:samba-bounces+mperkins=lbmc.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Ciarochi, Anthony
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 4:11 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] What's the solution? Multiple users accessing Samba
fromterminal server

I've seen a lot of mention of this problem on this list, and via google,
but no solutions that I can follow.  Can somebody please clue me in?


I have a terminal server, with multiple users, who need to access shares
from a Samba server.  The first user has no problem, but subsequent
users fail, unless I first kill the smbd process.


Important trivia (maybe):


1 - We did not have this problem until we migrated our authentication
from NT4 domain controllers to Active Directory.


2 - We only have this problem on Win2k terminal servers.  XP systems,
single user Win2k systems, and Win2003 terminal servers are OK.


3 - If one user has a drive mapped, and we kill smbd to allow a second
user to map a drive, the first user CAN STILL MAP A DRIVE.  This can be
repeated over and over, to get many people mapped, but it is obviously a
pain, and appears to have a temporary effect (apparently something
cached somewhere)


4 - If we change the netbios name in smb.conf between each user, then we
can also get multiple users to map drives.


5 - Our Samba servers are running Solaris 2.6, Samba v 2.2.8a




- A

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