Network Busy Error

Grady Vincent gradyv at
Fri Jan 14 23:32:32 GMT 2000

I had a similar problem at one stage, which it appeared was the result of my
Linux system trying to resolve the clients name/ip address. I found this out
by switching off DNS search (on my RedHat Linux systems it was in

Anyway, I also use 192.168.x.x address on my internal network, so I made
sure my local DNS server was setup as the Primary DNS for the domain and it ensured that the DNS lookup that was
happening failed quickly rather than trying to search the greater web.

Anyway it works for me now without a hitch.

Hope this gives you some further ideas.

Grady Vincent
Thinkware Solutions Pty Ltd

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Edwards <Chris.Edwards at>
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA <samba at>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2000 3:08 AM

> Dear List
> This is probably not the way to go about getting some help with my problem
> and if I've screwed up, then I apologise.
> Here is  my problem ...
> Host is SCO Openserver 5, running Samba 1.9.18p10 to which we've got a
> mix of Win NT and Win95 clients,  this system has been running fine for
> months, yet over the last few days when a Win95 client trys to use one
> of the Samba shares you get a message stating the following:-
>                " Start -> Run then \\host"  I get  "An extended error
> has occured"
>                                             or using
>                Win95 Explorer results in "\\host is not accessable the
> network is busy"
> this only happens from Win95 clients, Win NT works fine every time, any
> ideas?
> One other thing that may help is if I use the "net use * \\host\sharename"
> from a dos window I get the following message:-
> "Error 54: The network is currently busy processing other requests or it
> out of resources. Try again later"... blah blah
> One thought I had was is there is some sort of timeout occuring seeing
> as NT works fine.
> Any views greatly appreciated
> thank you.
>     chris
> chris edwards
> chris.edwards at

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