[Samba] Samba Dropouts...

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri May 30 05:53:21 GMT 2003

On Thu, 29 May 2003, Andrew Holland wrote:

> OK,  I have been banging my head into the wall on this now for two or more
> weeks
> We have a samba server (2.2.8 then 2.2.8a) running on top of a 320 GB raid
> ATA-raid array with a FastTrack controller. Both the server and workstations
> are running through Gigabit NIC's.  Every five or so minutes the workstations
> loose communications with the server,  Then it takes 10-15 seconds for the
> workstations to reconnect to the server.  The times are not specific, for
> example it can take anywhere from 1 minute to 3 hours between drop outs, but
> when we put a workstation under load it is (approx) 5-7 minutes between drop
> outs.  Sometimes all stations loose the connection at once,  sometimes it is
> only one workstation.  It does not occur in any other program except Samba.
> If I don't get this fixed soon my boss is going to make me go back to
> (shutters) windows

This sounds VERY suspiciously like a network hardware problem. What NICs?
What HUBs? Are you running in duplex mode? What error rates on the
ethernet interfaces? What collision activity on the HUBs?

This does not sound like a Samba problem.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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