[Samba] Too many handles on this pipe

Hamish captainmish at gmx.net
Mon Sep 20 16:52:04 GMT 2004

Hi Jerry
The samba server is 3.0.7-SuSE from suse rpms, running on suse 9.0. It 
is running in domain member mode, auth against w2k3 server with winbind. 
It is just a file/print server, with nothing too fancy about it.
Is there a way to find out which client is causing it?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> Hamish wrote:
> | I removed and reinstalled samba 3.0.3pre2-SuSE on a SuSE 9.0
> | server in a  failed attempt to upgrade to 3.0.5 (there
> | were many cryptic dependancy  errors, after a day with
> | google, i gave up) Everything seemed to work ok after the
> | install (from suse rpms) but the  logs are full of:
> |
> | [datetime,0] rpc_server/srv_lsa_hnd.c:create_policy_hnd(111)
> |  create_policy_hnd: ERROR: too many handles (1025) on this pipe.
> The client is trying to open an excessive number of handles
> on a given named pipe instance.  Any idea what application
> is causing this ?  And this special about your environment?
> cheers, jerry
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