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

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 04:39:21 MST 2010

On 9 November 2010 12:28, Andy Liebman <andyliebman at aol.com> wrote:
>  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 happens.
> 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.

I'm sure I've seen mention of a Windows XP bug like the above on this list.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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