Samba broken again - any ideas?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Nov 7 14:24:12 GMT 1997

On Fri, 7 Nov 1997, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Louis Mandelstam wrote:
> > > A general question: Why is samba so unreliable? I have used different
> > > versions of samba for over two years, and between then and now samba has
> > > been very unreliable, and doesn't look at becoming more reliable now.
> > > BUT - having said this I have almost never had the slightest problem
> > > with samba clients connecting to samba shares, all my problems occur
> > > Win95 -> samba. BUT having said THAT, Win95 -> Win95 works fine.
> > 
> > FWIW, Samba's been rock solid here no matter what I throw at it.
> I think at this stage our samba problems are related to reverse DNS,
> because every time our internet connection goes down, samba doesn't work
> properly.

are your netbios names the same as your dns names?  do you specify ip 
addresses in your smb.conf file or dns names?

> Our reverse DNS is controlled by our ISP, not us (though we're getting
> this changed).

ok, try "dns proxy = no" if you're using 1.9.17p4.  
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