[Samba] Is it my networking?

James Kreuziger jkreuzig at uci.edu
Wed Oct 15 20:06:25 GMT 2003

Well, I've checked the results of ifconfig -a, and
this is what I get:

lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet netmask ff000000
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet netmask ffffffe0 broadcast

Mind you, I'm running Solaris, not Linux.  My Solaris
box wouldn't operate without a properly configured network.
This I know, because we had this problem when we moved.
My /etc/netmasks files reads like this:


Jim Kreuziger
jkreuzig at uci.edu

On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, David Brodbeck wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: James Kreuziger [mailto:jkreuzig at uci.edu]
> > Now the problem.  I have VERY intermittent connectivity
> > to my PDC.  When I show up in the morning, I can't log in
> > more than half the time because it tells me the
> > "domain is unavailable".
> > The most frustrating thing(s) about all of this is that it is
> > intermitant, and that samba worked PERFECTLY before the move.
> > The only changes I made were the networking parameters.
> You might want to check that the broadcast address is right.  I've seen
> Linux get some pretty odd ideas about what it should be.
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