[Samba] Lots of smbd processes and connections?

Brian bbayorgeon at charter.net
Wed Oct 28 23:10:12 MDT 2009

Well don't hold me to it, but I may have solved it!

Was trying to reproduce it but that failed....grrr
Will keep trying after all this...for the benefit of all

anywho....here is / was the thing

my homes is set to 

   comment = Home directory for %u on %h
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   path = /usr/home/%u/Documents
   valid users = %S

I had /usr/home/root as a symbolic link pointing back to

then I had /root/Documents as a symbolic link pointing 
to /usr/samba-shares/file-server3/root/Documents

should be ok?  at least I thought so

well so far so good (crosses fingers) I deleted the
/usr/home/root symbolic link to /root and made a real
directory there named root, then I created a symbolic link
there named Documents to /usr/samba-shares/file-server3/Documents

ohh and if ya missed it I moved
to /usr/samba-shares/file-server3/Documents

and also somewhere in there I renamed "old root home" to "old-root-home"

BAMMM near as I can tell no one is spamming any more

Yawns! time will tell if I fixed it, but would sure like to reproduce it!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at samba.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:33 PM
> To: Brian
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org; 'Jeremy Allison'; 'Matthew Dickinson'
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Lots of smbd processes and connections?
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:48:10PM -0500, Brian wrote:
> > Not that a matters, remember I have my non-working work around
> > in place where I inserted a "roo" share.  It may change things
> > because I am not getting that recurring " couldn't find service
> > roo" anymore which was looking for a truncated service name.
> > DFS problems does however sound like a different ball game...IDK
> If you're not using DFS then try setting "host msdfs = no" and
> rebooting the clients. I'm guessing this may make a difference.
> Jeremy.

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