[Samba] max smbd processes

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 27 18:20:36 MST 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 06:21:36PM -0600, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Aha, so that's what the third one is.  As I don't do printer sharing this
> possibility slipped my mind.  I'm not so resource constrained as to start
> hacking source.  I always stick with my distro's packages unless extreme
> circumstances require going to source, and this really isn't one of them.
> Maybe there could be a future smb.conf option to completely disable printer
> sharing and the launch of the deamon process?

Good point, I'll think about this.

> I noticed in the documentation I quoted earlier something about running Samba
> from inetd.  Is this (easily) doable?  Would running from inetd be advantageous
> in my low resource consumption scenario, processes exiting after a period of
> inactivity?  Or would this cause more problems than it would solve?

Should work. Log a bug if it doesn't. It will also prevent the
backend printer smbd from running as well.

> P.S. We briefly met once a few years ago when you were in St. Louis.  You
> stopped by Whitfield School to troubleshoot an issue with the AD code.  I was
> the sysadmin there at the time.  You were working for Novell at that time.

Oh that's great ! I am actually wearing my green Whitfield School fleese
right now ! It's one of my favourite items of clothing :-).



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