[Samba] drive mapping's connection problems

Nicolas Gieczewski nicolas at nixsoftware.com
Tue Jul 29 14:45:35 GMT 2003

That happens to me too, but the connection _is_ actually restored after
I kill the error message (despite what it says), so I just ignore it. Rather
annoying though.

Nicolas Gieczewski
Nix Software Solutions

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paolo Supino" <paolo at telmap.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 11:20
Subject: [Samba] drive mapping's connection problems


 My company network is built from a series of Solaris 
machines running samba (2.2.x) and windows 2000 clients. 
The domain controller is samba 2.2.8a. When someone logs
on the login script maps a few shares to drive letters. 
Recently the drive mappings started getting disconnected
and when pressed they print out the error: 
"An error occurred while reconnecting to [Drive Letter]: 
to \\server\share. Microsoft Windows Network: The local 
device name is already in use. This connection has not been
 Can anyone please explain why this happens and how I 
can prevent it? 



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