[Samba] Windows XP Home Edition

Eric Treu eric at nurnberg.com
Tue Sep 23 15:01:27 GMT 2003

I am using Samba 2.2.3a-12.3 on a Debian server.

All the clients but one are XP home edition.

I have a share on the server which all workstations are able to see,
view, write, edit, etc.  

After 15 minutes of inactivity the share obtains a red X over the share
icon.  I am able to reactivate the share by clicking on the red x with
no problems.

I understand that Microsoft, in their wisdom, has a share timeout after
15 minutes of inactivity.  

This might not seem like a problem, but the mortgage software will
default to the local hard drive if it cannot find the share; therefore,
writing data to the hard drive and not to the shared data drive.

Can anybody help me.  I have come to the conclusion that the one XP
Professional box that I have does not have this problem.  I don't want
to upgrade, buy, or install XP Professional on all the boxes.



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