Network is Busy

Bruce Collins Bruce_Collins at
Thu May 20 13:46:06 GMT 1999

I'm afraid I won't be much help resolving this problem, I only wanted to
point out the we seem to be experiencing exactly the same problem.

We were connected to Samba on an HP3000 server running 1.9.?, without any
problem, but when we upgraded the server to 2.04 our Win95 and Win98 clients
all get a Network is busy error whenever we try to connect.

A Windows NT client seems to connect fine, however we have noticed that
there is a long delay (20-30 seconds) when we first connect.

One other thing that we noticed is that when we start samba on the HP3000 it
seems to be doing some sort of polling which is causing our proxy server (on
the NT machine) to dial out to the internet as if it is looking for an IP
address that isn't on our local network. I have been able to track it down
yet, but this polling is keeping our internet connection open all the time
that Samba is running. Does anybody have any idea what it's doing, and where
I can find the IP address that it's trying to poll?

>Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 12:43:04 -0400
>From: "W. Bryan Caudle" <bcaudle at>
>To: samba at
>Subject: Network is busy...
>Message-ID: < at>

>I have decided to post this message again in hopes that someone might have
>a clue as to what is going on.  Since the original post, we have also tried
>Samba 2.0.4 on the production machine with the same result.  Samba 2.0.3
>contunues to run on the identically configured test system with no problems
>at all.

Bruce Collins                        <bruce_collins at>
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