[Samba] Samba 2.0.7 and Win2000

john.hubbard at east.aht.com john.hubbard at east.aht.com
Wed Feb 20 13:58:02 GMT 2002


I am currently seeing an issue with Samba ver 2.0.7 and Win2000 clients.
The clients
will connect to samba shares (folders and printers/queues), however, after
one print
job, the printers are no longer reachable.   Windows 2000 printer properties
are no 
longer accessible on these samba shared printers either.  Windows thinks the
are offline (which they are not).  Looking at the log.smb file, several
messages appear:
     connection closed by peer : close_<port> pdf_host (IP address) closed
     to server <print Q name>
In supporting samba in Unix/windows printing environments, I have never seen
message.  I have also noticed that smbd has difficulty starting and running.
(even manually)
Originally, connections were fine until everyone upgraded from Win9x to 2K,
now they 
have sporadic, at best, connections.  Below is a copy of the smb.conf

# Global parameters
workgroup = AHTEAST 
netbios name = REGULUS
security = share
map to guest = Bad User
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 S_RCVBUF=8192
guest account = gateway
load printers = Yes
wins server =

	comment = data directory
	path = /export/home/gateway/windows
	read only = no
	writable = yes
	public = yes
	create mode = 0666

	comment = Squadron Client distribution
	path = /opt/squadron/export
	guest ok = Yes
	read only = yes
	writable = no
	public = yes

	comment = Squadron Hot Folders
	path = /JM/local/hot
	read only = No
	writable = yes
	public = yes
	create mask = 0666

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	print command = /opt/gateway/bin/PrintWithName %p %s < %s
	guest ok = Yes
	print ok = Yes
	read only = Yes
	browseable = No

Any ideas about how to alleviate these problems???


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