[Samba] Lots of smbd processes and connections?

Matthew Dickinson matt-samba at alpha345.com
Mon Oct 26 17:50:50 MDT 2009

On 10/26/09 6:34 PM, "Brian" <bbayorgeon at charter.net> wrote:

> Ohh and I started getting this again.....this problem has come and gone
> lately...its back now.
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.

> Oct 26 18:00:36 oldjunk smbd[12268]: [2009/10/26 18:00:36,  0]
> smbd/service.c:make_connection(1292)
> Oct 26 18:00:36 oldjunk smbd[12268]:   dadsdesktop ( couldn't
> find service roo



I'm seeing lots (~500k per day) of log entries like:
smbd[13939]: itlab-pc06 (::ffff: couldn't find service it261

In this case, the last character of the request is truncated - it should be

I'm seeing the same/similar issue to

I've dismissed this over the last few weeks as a minor inconvenience, but
I'm now convinced that it's affecting the performance of the Windows client
machines that are connecting to it - a 30 second operation on local disk,
takes upwards of 5 mins over a network connection, generating thousands of
entries similar to the above.


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