I am trying to figure out how to clean up my server, better monitor its processes and memories, and more. I came across the ‘top’ command and see several instances of ‘smbd’ and ‘sshd’. I assume the latter shows active connections/processes using SSH but I am not familiar with smbd.
I tend to think this is ‘samba’ (and even if it was I have no idea what that is or what it does). Any advice if it is necessary or what the process actually does?
I have a Media Temple (MT) DV 3.5 running CentOS 5.7 for reference.
To stop the service
/sbin/service smb stop
to disable it from starting with your system
/sbin/chkconfig smb off