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

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan at buzzard.me.uk
Wed Mar 6 07:12:07 MST 2013

On Wed, 2013-03-06 at 08:28 -0500, Joseph, Matthew (EXP) wrote:
> 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  with a "wildly out of date server" then they should state that before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.

Given you are running RHEL, you should have been over the last four
years been reading the security bulletins for RHEL and responding to
them appropriately.

It should be apparent to any sensible person that the first step would
be to check that my distribution does not have fixes for the problems
that I am seeing. (hint I am 99% certain it does). 

> 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.

No lan is that closed. That you have no procedure for upgrading the OS
on your server which suffers from a number of remote root security holes
that require nothing more than a connection to your network is very bad

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

Read your distro release and security notes. I am 99% certain that this
is a known problem that can be fixed by upgrading.


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

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