[Samba] SAMBA bringing NFS server to a halt

Andersen, Jan jandersen at informatica.com
Wed Mar 6 06:18:23 MST 2013

I disagree.

There can be many reasons why using a later version of a system or an application is not possible. Just as an example, I manage a number of UNIX servers running a range of very old OSes - Solaris 8, AIX 4 and others. I think the oldest operating system we have is a version of MPE/iX. That is part of how we make money.

Apart from that, your tone seems to suggest that your mission is not to help and support, but to put somebody down and make them feel stupid; not very commendable, I think.

From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] on behalf of Jonathan Buzzard [jonathan at buzzard.me.uk]
Sent: 06 March 2013 13:02
To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP)
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] SAMBA bringing NFS server to a halt

On Wed, 2013-03-06 at 06:33 -0500, Joseph, Matthew (EXP) wrote:
> Hello,
> We have a Red Hat 5.3 SAMBA 3.0.33-3.7 Server that shares a few directories to 4 other servers.
> The other servers are Red Hat 5.3 and one Solaris 10 server.

Stop right there. Nobody here could care less about someone running a
wildly out of date server. There are numerous NFS and Samba fixes in
RHEL 5.9 over 5.3  some of which are critical bugs, performance issues
and others are ones that make your box open to remote root compromises.

Upgrade to RHEL 5.9 and get back if you still have a problem.


Jonathan A. Buzzard                 Email: jonathan (at) buzzard.me.uk
Fife, United Kingdom.

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