[Samba] Can Constant Failed Connection Attempts Crash a Server?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 8 09:47:09 MST 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 09:23:06AM -0500, Andy Liebman wrote:
> I would appreciate the opinion of the Samba.org folks.  Does it make
> sense that constant bombardment of a Samba server with failed
> connection attempts could cause the whole server to crash?

Only if (as root) we were compromising some essential resource.
But simply connecting and being disconnected should not be able
to crash a server, modulo some pretty severe kernel bugs.


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