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

Simo idra at samba.org
Wed Mar 6 08:06:51 MST 2013

On 03/06/2013 09:46 AM, 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...
> 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 out of date and has numerous serious security holes and a whole slew of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.

you are not being helpful here.

We all understood you really want Joseph to upgrade, and we all 
acknowledge that is good practice, but Joseph seem to have constraints 
he cannot overcome right now.

So please stop hammering on this point.
If you do not have anything useful to say for his current situation then 
just ignore this thread and carry on.


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