FW: Semaphore error timeout

TPsmith at ixl.com TPsmith at ixl.com
Fri Oct 20 22:40:38 GMT 2000

Thanks for taking my cause.
I am using SAMBA with SERVER Security, and I created a local HOME directory
for all my NIS users, the NIS Service runs on a separate server, and is
working fine, I chown the NIS user to control their home directory and then
put Symbolic Links to the areas in the system that I want the user to see,
inside their home directories and don't let them go anywhere else.
This is all setup so that win9x and winNT workstation clients can map a
network drive to this area, and get to their home directory.
This did work when the server and clients were in a closer physical
relationship, but I don't know if what the client's subnets were.
I am moving the server to be in the same building, with the clients.
How does proximity, clients, IPs and subnets affect SAMBA and the needs I
Here is the info you needed to better help me.
Client Network Info:
 IP Address. . . . . . . . . :
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . :
 Default Gateway . . . . . . :
Server Network Info:
hme0 Fast Ethernet IP= Subnet= 

The Following is the contents of my iw.smb.conf
#  lock directory = /var/adm/sambalock
#  preferred master = no
#  wins support = yes
#  security = user
  socket options = TCP_NODELAY
  workgroup = IXL
  netbios name = ATLTEAM
  server string = Teamsite Server
  security = SERVER
#  security = SHARES
  encrypt passwords = true
#  password server = atlntspdc.ixl.com
  password server = atlw2kixldc1.ixl.com
  username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/smbusers
  name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
  lm announce = True
  local master = No
#  dns proxy = No
  wins server =
  preferred master = no
#  wins support = no
  log level = 3
  log file = /export/home/iw-home/samba/var/log.%m
  max log size = 2150
#  guest account = ftp
  preload = public
  hosts allow = ALL

#  comment = Root directory of Interwoven TeamSite file system
#  public = no
#  create mode = 0775
#  writable = yes
#  locking = no
#  share modes = no
#  preserve case = yes
#  short preserve case = yes
#  path = /repository/iwmnt
#  valid users = sbanner ntpsmith nhsmith ndmalo nmcartwright njbrown

  comment = Public Stuff
  path = /export/home/public
  read only = No
#  guest only = Yes
  guest ok = Yes

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
#   locking = yes
   create mode = 0775
#   force create mode = 0775
   writable = yes
/////////////////end of file///////////////

T. Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: gcarter at valinux.com [mailto:gcarter at valinux.com]
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 12:04 AM
To: TPsmith at ixl.com
Cc: samba at us4.samba.org
Subject: Re: FW: Semaphore error timeout

TPsmith at ixl.com wrote:
> NOPE!!! No one, not one sole gave me an answer.
> If anyone knows how to help me with a semaphore timeout, 
> without just pointing me to a non-clear link, please 
> contact me. I am not the only person with this issue.
> If you are part of the SAMBA organization, and you 
> just don't know, then just come out and say it.
> I am not trying to be a prick, just hoping that we 
> can all help one another in this arena....


ok.  Are you exporting NFS mounts via Samba?  That would 
be my first guess.  I need more details such as server 
OS, specific of file shares, smb.conf, is the problem
reproducable, etc...

Cheers, jerry
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