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

Jonathan Buzzard jonathan at buzzard.me.uk
Wed Mar 6 07:46:31 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...

Actually it is helpful given the limited and insufficient information
you provided.

The basic problem is you are looking for a magic fix that likely does
not exist because you want to keep running an OS that is many revisions
out of date and has numerous serious security holes and a whole slew of
known problems as a consequence.

Where simply keeping your system properly patched has a good chance of
eliminating the problem, which would have known had you been reading the
release and security bulletins for RHEL5 over the last four years.

There is simply too many NFS and Samba issues in RHEL5.3 for it to be
remotely reasonable to expect any help trying to debug a setup still
running at that level.

Consequently a sensible course of action is to upgrade to something
recent that does not have a whole bunch of known problems and serious
security holes and if the problem still exists then come back with a
more detail explanation of your setup.


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

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