[Samba] deny new connections
Steven.Broos at politie.antwerpen.be
Thu Mar 6 06:06:49 MST 2014
I was wondering: is it possible to deny all new connections to samba, but keep the current connections working ?
We have some applications running from a samba share. To update the application everybody needs to close it.
Since we have almost 1000 concurrent users, 24/7, it is difficult to keep them out.
My solution now is:
- Communicating the downtime and provide a time window in which users cannot access the application
- In that time window: checking smbstatus for who is still logged in, phone them, and ask to quit the app
- Change smb.conf to only allow my IP address, restart smb
- Restore original config and restart
Big culprit in this method is that sometimes users start the application while I stop or restart samba.
This often causes data-file corruption; the apps are very sensitive to that .
It would be very handy to deny new connections, but keep current connections (new file locks included) working.
Steven Broos | systeembeheerder
Lokale Politie Antwerpen | ICT
Digipolis I, Generaal Armstrongweg 1 | 2020 Antwerpen
tel. 03 338 99 60 | fax 03 338 99 61
steven.broos at politie.antwerpen.be
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