[Samba] Samba sessions

Wagg, Dave Dave.Wagg at financialinx.com
Tue Apr 17 15:59:25 GMT 2007

Sorry William,

I meant to send this to the user group listing....


Hi William,

Thanks for replying.

Yes, I saw how they had installed it.  Our Operations support people
installed the AIX Samba binaries to run from this directory.  They tend
to keep all third party applications in one spot.

We are running Samba version 2.2.7..the rpm files did come from IBM.

  ( http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/aix/products/aixos/linus/download.html

I believe at the time they installed:

 samba-common 2.2.7  (samba-2.2.7-4.aix4.3.ppc.rpm)  and
 samba 2.2.7  (samba-common-2.2.7-4.aix4.3.ppc.rpm)

Are all the Samba processes I see the norm when you run the "ps -ef"

There was something I noticed as well when they setup the Samba startup
in rc.tcpip.  I noticed they started "smbd" and then "nmbd" and the
Samba documentation says to start "nmbd" first and then "smbd".  Is it
critical to start them in the order defined in the documentation?  If it
is, then I put in a request to have this fixed.

Can I install this latest version overtop of what we have installed now?
I do have control of our Test machine, so I can perform the install
myself.  I have "root" access to perform the tasks.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: William Jojo [mailto:jojowil at hvcc.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 11:10 AM
To: Wagg, Dave; Samba user group
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba sessions

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:58:13 -0400
>From: "Wagg, Dave" <Dave.Wagg at financialinx.com>  
>Subject: [Samba] Samba sessions  
>To: "Samba user group" <samba at lists.samba.org>
>We have implemented a new AIX 5.3, P55A using Samba...we have about 70
>users online most of the day.  We assign a particular Samba share to
>everyone when they login so it shows up in their Windows Explorer.  Is
>it standard that we see so many "smbd" processes running when I do a
>-ef"?  Here is a portion of the output below.  We have been
>lag at times during the day, we are trying to look all options, like
>network issues, circuits, routers etc.  I was wondering if this was the
>norm for Samba.  Sorry for the email being so big.:
>    root  626706  114874   0 08:27:10      -  0:00
>/opt/freeware/sbin/smbd -D 

/opt/freeware? This sounds like Linux Application pack code. There is
also no version listed. Have you tried the AIX binaries?

Use the following links:


(The last link is the repaired non-PAM binary).

Follow the directions in the README and let me know how you get on.



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