[Samba] trouble saving files to network shares in win2k

alexander.notz at starmobility.net alexander.notz at starmobility.net
Fri Aug 30 03:59:40 GMT 2002


maybe you have troubles with the auto-disconnect "feature" from win2k.
Windows disconnects itself from the server ( after some idletime ) and it
seems, the reconnect-attempt from windows runs into a timeout.

For win2k you can try to disable this feature, take a look at

IMHO this doesn't work for winXP


                      Ryan Braun                                                                                                       
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I am having some trouble saving some files to a network share after they
have been opened for a few minutes.  My case in point is I have samba 2.2.4
setup on redhat 7.3 as a PDC and win2k clients.  I have the users saving
their outlook.pst to their home directory (H:) and not in their profile.
The outlook files are all over 150 meg so trying to save some bandwidth.

The users can open outlook, send/receive, use calender and contacts and
basically everything works right off the hop.  But when you keep outlook
open in the background for about 5-10 minutes, and then try to go back to
outlook,  it always gives a cannot read h:\outlook.pst.  So you close
outlook and open it up again and it works fine.  The same goes for MS
Publisher working with files saved on the H: drive aswell.  It will open up
fine and you can save changed for the first while,  but then it will give
you the same type of error after a while.

I know there must be some kind of timeout setting I need to adjust,  but I
am not sure if this has to do with samba or with win2k.  any help would be


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