Problems with NT4 mounting samba shares on startup.

Peter Cain pete_cain at
Fri Jan 21 06:47:55 GMT 2000


I'm encountering an inconsistant problem with NT4 SP3 workstations not
being able to remap the shares offered by my samba server. The server is
running samba-2.0.5a on a Linux machine running Red Hat 6.0.  The
problem usually seems to occur every morning when the machines are
booted up and everyone logs in, however not everyone has the problem and
then problem doesn't occur every day to the same workstations.

I haven't done anything with login in scripts to map drives.  They were
mapped using NT itself, going to Network Neighbourhood and selecting map
drive etc...

In the logs I see

[2000/01/21 07:28:55, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection(521)
  ws25prod ( connect to service sys as user sambauser
(uid=900, gid=900) (pid 21433)
[2000/01/21 07:29:55, 0] smbd/process.c:timeout_processing(868)
  Reloading services after SIGHUP

when the failures occur.

The other strange thing is that after NT has booted the mapped drives
show up with the little red X but when you click on them, there isn't a

I know just enough NT to get be by so I know very little about this
service pack stuff.  So could NT be the problem ??  Or is it at the
server end ?

Thanks in advance


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