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

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 07:21:54 MST 2013

Presuming you have a RHEL subscription, you should be able to download 
the ISO's and patches on an internet machine and xfr via sneaker net 
(USB drive, DVD) to the internal network.   You can even set up an 
internal yum repository.   Even with out an internet connection, you 
still have to consider internal security concerns.

With Solaris, you can also download the latest monthly patch cluster 
(assuming you have a support contract.)      This will bring up to samba 
3.5.x. or 3.6.x.     It also fixes some issues with max group 
membership, and I recall some mention of kernel and nfs bug fixes.  Just 
make sure you backup all your samba config before patching.

On 03/06/13 09:12, Jonathan Buzzard wrote:
> 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   with a "wildly out of date server" then they should state that before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
> practice.
>> 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.
> JAB.

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