[Samba] Samab 3.0.6 problems

Patrick patrick at aroaustralia.com
Thu Sep 9 12:55:11 GMT 2004

Running on a Debian server, 3.0r Sid, 2.4.18 kernel.

I recently did an apt-get upgrade which upgraded samba from 3.0.5 to 3.0.6 
After this upgrade, access to all shares for all users slowed to a crawl. 
It was possible to browse the folders, to 3-4 folders deep but then 
Explorer would freeze on the client.Opening files failed. Copying files 
locally resulted in corrupt files.

Clients included WinXP, Win2K and Linux using samba client.

I uninstalled and reconfigured the workgroup with the same results. I back-
revved Samab to 3.0.5 with the same smb.conf file and the network is now 
running again. 

I have noticed a few people post issues with 3.0.6 and I wonder if there is 
a bug somewhere? I did run a trace using ethereal - when opening files, 
packets just stopped between client and server except for a few keepalives. 
The samba logs didn't contain much info for my level of knowledge (debug 
level @ 3). 

If anyone is interested in identifying a problem, can you propose the debug 
level required and if a trace is required. I can install 3.0.6 again for a 
while to test.

Patrick Ernst
ARO Australia Pty Ltd
Graphic Design and Printing
patrick at aroaustralia.com

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