NT crashes during smbtar

Rick Flower Rick.Flower at trw.com
Mon Jun 29 15:37:41 GMT 1998


You are not the only one that sees this problem.. I posted another message
about this approx. 1 month ago (or less).  We see it here frequently using
Samba in conjunction with Amanda.  All of our machines are NT 4.0 with SP3
(or in some cases SP2).  Everything you say it true -- no networking layer.
I've talked to one other individual that saw this problem.  I suspect that
if and
when more people start seeing this problem, then and only then will it get
addressed...  For now, nobody appears to be too interested in finding out
WHY it happens..  Like I wrote in my last message, I had some idiot reply
to my initial message saying that it must be NT's fault!  Yeah right!

-- Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: David Mansfield <david at cobite.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list <samba at samba.anu.edu.au>
Date: Thursday, June 25, 1998 9:37 PM
Subject: NT crashes during smbtar

>I have been regularly crashing my NT boxen trying to back them up via an
>smbtar (smbclient).  The crash is not complete - the network layer on NT
>goes away.  You can still operate the console, but no net traffic.  This
>is NT workstation and server 4.0 with sp3.  The UNIX samba server is
>Solaris 2.5 with the latest samba version (1.9.18p8?) also with other
>samba versions.
>I tried updating the NT tcpip stack with the teardrop fix (hoping that
>someone would have found this little bug) but no go.  The machine has a
>3c595 NIC in case that matters.
>I don't THINK the machine crashes except when being accessed like this via
>smbclient, although it did crash once when copying from this machine to a
>samba server via a third party nt workstation (does this copy go through
>the intermediate machine or is it smart enough to copy direct?)
>Any clues?
>Please cc direct to me in case I miss responses in the digest.
>| David Mansfield              |
>| david at cobite.com             |
>|                              |
>| (212) 536-9115               |

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