Samba disappearing from the network
infinity at gamersinn.com
infinity at gamersinn.com
Mon Oct 6 14:06:03 GMT 1997
I'm at a complete loss as to why, but 'dns proxy = no' did seem to fix the
problem. Thanks for your help :)
On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 23:59:08 +0100 (BST)
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at switchboard.net>
> To: infinity at gamersinn.com
> Cc: Multiple recipients of list <samba at samba.anu.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: Samba disappearing from the network
> try "dns proxy = no".
> On Thu, 2 Oct 1997 infinity at gamersinn.com wrote:
> > I've recently installed a network fileserver for my business partner's
> > father's appraisal business running samba 1.9.17p2. I have domain logons,
> > wins, browse master, et al turned on. I'm having problems when
> > 'something' happens, and people can no longer log on (they get that ever
> > so bothersome 'no domain server' message), and it looks like samba
> > completely locks up since even currently mapped drives lock up.
> > What I think may be happening is when someone running the appraisal
> > software (old dos crap that requires a physical license block on the LPT
> > port) is closed without exiting normally, which causes samba to hang
> > possibly? Or receive a signal to wait on a couple of sockets, then
> > eventually exit? I haven't delved into the code at all yet, I've been too
> > busy trying to teach 25 people who can barely even log onto a simple
> > novell network how use windows 95 and fixing hardware problems we're
> > having along the way.
> > And since people are here between 6AM and 7PM, my hours of playing
> > around with the config file are rather limited.
> > When this happens, I can telnet to the machine fine, but if I kill all
> > occurrences of smbd and nmbd, that still doesn't fix it. I have to
> > manually ifconfig eth0 down, killall smbd and nmbd, wait 10 seconds or
> > so, then re-run the inet script and everything's fine until someone else
> > does something stupid.
> > I've looked through all of the man pages, docs, the old mails on the
> > mailing list, and have seen nobody else admitting they have this problem,
> > or are just fortunate enough to have not run into it.
> > I'm not sure how or why this is happening, since a separate smbd is run
> > for each person mounting a share. This also happened under 1.9.15p6 as
> > well, so it's not a latest release bug, and I haven't run into this
> > problem on the other 2 small LANs (2 pcs for one, and 4 for the other).
> > But then again, there's 14 computers and 25 computer novices using badly
> > written DOS software, I was bound to hit some sort of brick wall :)
> > Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
> > Thanks :)
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at switchboard.net)
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