[Samba] Power Failures or Spikes

Eirik Thorsnes eirik.thorsnes at fys.uib.no
Thu Aug 15 12:16:06 GMT 2002

It could be a browsing / browsing-election problem.
Do you use WINS? What do you have in smb.conf as the "os level" and
other browsing parameters?
Do you use "remote announce" in smb.conf?

Please post the important parts of smb.conf (i.e. global) to the list.

Eirik Thorsnes

Tom Ansley wrote:
> Actually, it is much simpler....
> The server doesn't even go down.  The power outage is so short that the
> ups keeps the server up so theoretically the server doesn't feel a
> thing.  But when all the clients reboot they have problems connecting. 
> Only once I have restarted smbd and nmbd do they see the network.
> Cheers
> Tom 
> On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 15:24, Trevor Fraser wrote:
>> I think we'll need more info.
>> Is this the scenario?  The ups powers down the machine, and when it starts
>> up, the problem comes in, and you do a reboot and it comes right.  If this
>> is so, it sounds strange.  What is the difference between the two
>> procedures?  Why does the system shutdown when there's spike?  It should
>> just filter it.  Maybe I'm not reading your letter properly.
>> Do all the right modules load?  Type lsmod before and after the
>> powerfailure.  Does the eth0 load?  Type route -n before and after.
>> I've had a similar problem on our route, except reboot doesn't fix it.  It
>> doesn't load the Ethernet module, I run linuxconf and on exit it picks up
>> the problem and fixes it.  I should reconfigure the kernel, but due to
>> laziness.....
>> I also have a problem with the samba box not loading the new modules for the
>> tape drive, same solution necessary.  Now that I read this, it doesn't sound
>> like your prob at all.  Send more info.
>> Chow, Trevor.
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