Network Is Busy

Michael Joyner mjoyner at
Fri Oct 2 16:19:07 GMT 1998

You have a DNS setup problem on the server running SAMBA.
Make sure that resolv.conf, etc is setup so that it does NOT take
a long time for it to decide that a client's ip does not have a host
name attached.  Apparantly it takes to long if say, the first ip#
in the resolv.conf is not available, even though the second one
is available, and you get Network Is Busy, I had this happen
to me, had resolv.conf pointed to NS over a modem link.
Modem went down, suddenly no one could print... :)
I went nuts, (even deleted and re-installed thinking corruption?)
but, have now setup BIND/NAMED on a local box, and have
all local machines pointed to that instead.  Problem went away
after then rebooting unix box (FreeBSD btw)

PC Systems Administrator
Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL  32209
mjoyner at

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