[Samba] smb keeps stale connections from logged out users and shut down clients

Frederik freggy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 14:17:27 GMT 2009

We are using Samba 3.0.33 as a PDC and file server for Windows XP
clients, but seem to be suffering lots of stale connections. smbstatus
still shows connections from users already logged out and even from
systems which have already been shut down.

Restarting the samba service, cleans up all stale connections.

We tried deadtime = 5 in the samba configuration file, but this does
not help at all.

Any idea what could be wrong here?


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