[Samba] PANIC on 6 of my client servers .Please Help
Brad Horrocks [Secure Office Services]
bradhorrocks at secureoffice.com.au
Fri Feb 1 21:52:12 GMT 2008
You've pretty well confirmed I was beating a dead horse (so to speak).
I've downloaded slackware12 and am about to install it into a development server.
Again much appreciated
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Scott Lovenberg <scott.lovenberg at gmail.com>
To: Res <res at ausics.net>
Cc: bradhorrocks at secureoffice.com.au, samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 08:56:19 -0500
Subject: Re: [Samba] PANIC on 6 of my client servers .Please Help
> Res wrote:
> > Hi Brad,
> > On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> >>> I'm using FC6 and the servers have all been upgraded from FC2 and
> >>> FC4. The upgrade was completed before I took them over so I don't
> >>> know what samba version
> >>> was in use with those versions of Fedora.
> > Using Fedora as a server is dangerous at the best of times, even now
> > Fedora dont support FC6, and will soon enough not even support FC7, I
> > suggest,
> > if you can, upgrade the entire OS, to, I'd recommend Slackware 12,
> > security updates are available for more than 5 years, and as Slackware
> > is well known for not modifying packages it has far far far less
> > problems then the stuff that RH/Debian and so on release.
> > But, if upgrading OS is not an option (it really needs to be) I'd
> > really not use any RPM for it either, what you can do, is grab the
> > 3.0.28 source and compile it, if you use the following in your
> > 'configure' its close to what RH use (extracted from a source.rpm)
> > ./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var
> > --with-configdir=/etc/samba --with-privatedir=/etc/samba --with-fhs
> > --with-quotas --with-smbmount --with-pam --with-pam_smbpass
> > --with-syslog --with-utmp --with-swatdir=/usr/share/swat
> > --with-shared-modules=idmap_rid --with-libsmbclient
> > --with-sendfile-support --with-acl-support --with-winbind
> > If you move to Slackware and want to configure your own, just remove
> > the two pam options.
> >>> The idea was to standardise on a particular version to simplify
> >>> maintenance and it
> >>> seems to have caused more problems than it cured.
> > It can :)
> >>> I didn't do the original upgrade to read the history, however... I
> >>> have completely removed samba and all associated files (tdb's et)
> >>> from one of the servers and then tried to re-install using fresh
> >>> Fedora RPM's. The same problem persists..
> > Are you using the same smb.conf ? or are you re writting a brand new one
> I concur; Slackware-10.2 was my first distro (I've learned so much using
> it), and it's the only distro I use for my own servers (Had to use
> CentOS at work... it's RHEL, you know...). I'm running a Slackware-12
> and BlueWhite64-12 for my PDC and iSCSI SAN, respectively. If you're of
> the 64 bit persuasion, I'd recommend BlueWhite64 which is a 64 bit port
> of Slack proper, and I've heard that Slamd64 is pretty good as well.
> Also, you can get PAM as a tgz package if you'd like to use it for
> password synchronization... although, it does increase your attack
> vectors surface area a great deal as compared to Slack with only two or
> three services running. Lastly, I really like the BSD init over Sys V
> init for management. Anyways, a bit OT, but I thought I'd second the
> notion of staying away from Fedora in production.
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