The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 1905
OpenVMS sets SMBD process name to indicate connected client
Last modified: 2004-10-10 18:53:38 UTC
This is entered mainly for tracking an OpenVMS specific issue.
OpenVMS has a concept of a displayed process name which has 15 printable
characters and must be unique to a system+UIC group.
The current 2.2.x VMS port is modifying reply_special.c to do this.
IIRC: Samba 2.0.6 on VMS used compile time macros to redirect the call to
reply_special.c to a VMS specific wrapper that set the process name before
The current algorithm in use results in a name consisting of SMBD_%s_%x
truncated to 15 characters where %x is the remote machine name, and %x is the
least significant 4 hexadecimal digits of the process ID.