[Samba] problems with samba 3 and termnal server

Adrian Midgley dr.midgley at homefieldsurgery.nhs.uk
Tue Oct 11 16:48:47 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 10:20:41AM +0200, Lorenzo Pilotti wrote:
>>a customer currently uses a Suse 9.2 pro with the last version of Samba to
>>share a folder containing data for an Enterprise Management program (Windows
>>everything works fine with local clients (many 98s and 1 XP machine).
>>we have some (15) clients connecting to the ERP program via a Terminal Server
>>(Windows2K server). these clients often stuck in some requests for 5 to 15
>>minutes (randomly) and then unlock and continue working.
I'm getting something similar - Suse 9.3 client running rdesktop with a 
session from TS 2003 which gets its dbase files served by a Debian Samba 
3 server.

Oddly, it seemed to happen after running nicely for a while, possibly 
the week before last.  I can't see any admission of changes on MS site.

>It's possible to set a registry setting that causes TS to open a new
>SMB connection for every logged on user, this should help if the problem
>is requests getting stuck in smbd's single threaded queue. 
I'll try that.

>The TS client
>has some multi-threaded synchronisation problems that Microsoft could only
>solve by going back to the (sensible) multi-connection model. They only
>changed to single-connection to screw Samba over in a big account anyway
>(the honest and sad truth :-).
Bad people.

It isn't entirely clear to me whether the registry setting is the same 
for TS2003 as it was for TS2000.
I'll try it.

Dr Adrian Midgley            from Homefield Surgery 
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