[Samba] Thousands of TIME_WAIT connections with CUPS?

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 02:24:28 MST 2009

2009/11/4 Adam Nielsen <adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au>:
> Hi all,
> For some reason I'm getting thousands of hanging TCP connections on our
> server which appear to be caused by Samba sending print jobs to CUPS (or
> I assume so as nothing else on the machine uses CUPS.)
> These connections are starting to cause problems (programs monitoring
> connections start breaking because it takes many seconds for them to
> scan through the full list) so if anyone has any ideas how to rid the
> system of these connections I'd be very appreciative!

I don't have an answer for your actual question, but if it takes
several seconds to get this list, it's probably because of DNS
queries, and using "-n" will speed it up dramatically.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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