Strange Win2k / Samba share problem

Dirk Allard allard at
Tue Oct 16 06:51:07 GMT 2001


I'm using several win2k clients (SP2) together with a debian server running 
Samba 2.2.2.

Several shares are mounted from the samba server via a logon script
(net use ...) by each win2k client. One of this shares is the [homes] share, 
all others are static.

Mounting works without any problem, but after a few minutes all shares in the 
Explorer windows are crossed red (as if the connection to a network share is 
lost). Trying a "net use" on the win2k client shows, that all network shares 
are disconnected. Trying smbstatus on the linux server shows, that the 
connections still are valid. One annotation: I have several shares who are 
not mounted by the logon script, but are nevertheless shown by smbstatus in 
the beginning. These are lost when win2k shows the other shares disconnected.

When clicking on the "disconnected" drive in the explorer I get the 
connection, but without changing the red cross on the drive letter.

Any clues how to solve this?

Best regards

Dirk Allard
Institut für Organische Chemie
Universität Mainz
55099 Mainz
Telefon 06131/3925468
Fax 06131/3924778

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