Plea for help: Windows/Linux interoperability diffculties

Joel Hammer Joel at
Sun Nov 4 06:10:04 GMT 2001

You sound desperate so I'll throw in my simple thoughts.
How many machines are on your network. Do all windows clients have the same
trouble ? 
Why not try upgrading to the current version of samba?
You have a somewhat  complicated smb.conf file. What happens when you use a much
simpler smb.conf file? For most situation, the defaults work fine.
Why do are you using the max connections option ?
Why do you have a PRINTER$ share as well as a specific share for your laser
Why do you have BSD printing? My RH box 7.1 uses LPRng.
Can the linux server print to the printer ?
You have log level of 3. What does the log show you when things are going

On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 04:44:37AM -0800, Brad Chapman wrote:
> Everyone,
> 	I'm at the last straw. For at least 5 to 6 months I have tried to
> get Samba 2.0.6 and Samba 2.0.7 to interoperate with Windows 98, with only
> partial success. Whenever a Windows machine does an SMB query of the master
> browser on my network, it takes an abysmally long time to respond. Whenever
> a Windows machine attempts to print, it becomes unstable and starts crashing.
> I'm attaching my smb.conf file for review.

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