Windows 2000 sucks !!!

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Oct 17 12:50:25 GMT 2001

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 12:37, Thiebaut wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been using samba for a few days now and it is working fine... except
> for one thing : when I upload files from a win2k client, it kills my
> freebsd 4.4 server right away. I have to reboot the server to get the
> server back alive.
> Acutally I use freebsd 4.4 stable, with Xwindows installed & running and
> the latest version of samba.

Meaning 2.2.2?

> The server behaves normally when a win98 client upload or downloads files.
> It behaves also normally when win2k downloads files. But as soon as I
> upload files with win2k -> the machine crashes (no ping, no connection, no
> nothing).

I'm using FreeBSD 4.4/Samba 2.2.1a with W2K in one installation and I'm not
seeing any problems.
Does the machine panic?  If so, the panic messages would be useful.  If it's
not panicing, it's likely to be a hardware problem.  You may have better luck
posting your hardware config to freebsd-questions at to see if
that's where the problem is originating.

In any case, more details will be needed before anyone can really help you
much with this.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services
(412) 793-4257

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