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Old 08-14-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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cannot connect to samba after updates

ive just done a redhat update on a samba security patch, and now i cannot seem to connect to the samba server. the update was:


Security Advisory

Updated samba packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are now

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Samba provides file and printer sharing services to SMB/CIFS clients.

A denial of service bug was found in the way the smbd daemon tracks active
connections to shares. It was possible for a remote attacker to cause the
smbd daemon to consume a large amount of system memory by sending carefully
crafted smb requests. (CVE-2006-3403)

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Not sure how to deal with this. samba is still running but not sure where to make a start. the config files seem still there.
has anyone had this before. will really appreciate your help.
Old 08-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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the process status give:
[root@pastie samba]# service smb status
smbd dead but pid file exists
nmbd (pid 3483) is running...
[root@pastie samba]#

what does it mean by "smbd dead but pid file exists" ?


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