Semaphore Timeout Period has Expired on Win2K

Tom Bartos tbartos at
Thu Sep 20 07:17:05 GMT 2001

I have a mix of Win2K machines Win98 and WinME in my backend connecting to SAMBA.  The Win2K boxes connecting to SAMBA intermitently   (usually first thing in the morning)  get an error connecting to SAMBA after coming up from a Cold Boot state.  After the boxes have booted in the Morning they can usually be powered down and brought back up throughout the day and NOT get the error.  The error normally appears only FIRST thing in the Morning.   ???wierd???

Here is the Error the Win2K boxes experience:

An Error Occured Reconnecting e: to \\\homes
Microsoft Windows Network:  The Semaphore Timeout Period has Expired

Question: is this a Samba configuration error or a Win2K configuration error.
The 98 and ME connect  just fine to SAMBA. 

SMB.CONF file contents: 
[root at ourfaircity /root]# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2001/09/16 21:47:45

# Global parameters
netbios name = OURFAIRCITY
server string = Samba Server
interfaces = localhost
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
map to guest = Bad User
null passwords = Yes
ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt
debug level = 3
syslog = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
guest account = pcguest
hosts allow = 192.168.1.
comment = Home Directories
path = /usr/pub
writeable = Yes
hosts allow = 192.168.1.

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