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

Andy Liebman andyliebman at aol.com
Tue Nov 9 03:28:48 MST 2010

  On 11/09/2010 04:43 AM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 09:23:06AM -0500, Andy Liebman wrote:
>> And now I have this case.
>> 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?
> No, definitely not. We could certainly talk about increasing
> the debug level of that message from 0 to 1, so that it does
> not appear in syslog.
> Volker
We are trying an experiment -- we have created Samba shares that match 
what the encoding computer is trying to connect to.   That will 
eliminate the error messages from the logs, of course.  We'll see what 

Unfortunately, we can't change the behavior of the encoding computer.  
We don't control the software and it seems to have some weird bug. It is 
connecting to the proper Samba shares, but then it's ALSO always trying 
to connect to Shares with the same names minus one character. Thus the 
failed connection attempts.  So, we'll just see if we can make it (and 
the Samba server) happy.   I will report back on results.


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