[Samba] EXTERNAL: Re: SAMBA bringing NFS server to a halt

Joseph, Matthew (EXP) matthew.joseph at lmco.com
Wed Mar 6 06:28:17 MST 2013

Hello JAB,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this in a very helpful manner... If the SAMBA community does not care about helping someone with a "wildly out of date server" then they should state that before letting someone join the mailing list.

This is a production server on a closed LAN which we don't have the option of upgrading it to RHEL 5.9 or greater in the near future.

So with that being said, anyone have any experience with what I am dealing with?


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Buzzard [mailto:jonathan at buzzard.me.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:03 AM
To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP)
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: EXTERNAL: 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 Nobody here could care less about someone running a wildly out of date server.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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