Samba : error with write_socket_data

Loic Mahe' mahe at
Wed Aug 30 13:42:05 GMT 2000

Hello (again),

I'm using samba 2.0.6-4mdk on a Linux Mandrake 7.1 (kernel 2.2.15).
Client are Win95/98 machines. I set up several guest shares (no
password) along with a printer share.
There is a problem when the Win9x are connecting to the shares
(just after the password window) :
Sometimes (not on a regular basis), the connection to the share
doesn't work (with an error message like "Network busy"). So, the
users cancel the connection to finish their login. Afterwards,
they CAN use the shares (there is a little red cross on the share
in the file manager, which vanishes as soon as the users browse the share).
The following error messages are from the samba log file :

[2000/08/22 09:59:16, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket_data(537)
  write_socket_data: write failure. Error = Broken pipe
[2000/08/22 09:59:16, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket(563)
  write_socket: Error writing 4 bytes to socket 6: ERRNO = Broken pipe
[2000/08/22 09:59:16, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(751)
  Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. Exiting

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance.

Loic / Toulouse (France)

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