[Samba] win2k dropping network connection to samba

Jesse Molina jesse at opendreams.net
Wed Feb 18 04:58:20 GMT 2004

Having your Windows system tray icon indicate that your network 
connection has gone away seems to indicate a layer 1 problem rather than 
something specific to Samba.  I would advise you check physical medium 
things such as the cable and ports for intermittent contact, and framing 
mismatches -- such as a duplex mismatch between client and upstream port.

Good luck

Jason Norred wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a client that has a RedHat 8 box with samba 2.2.7 running as a
> basic file server. They have two win98 computers and 1 w2k pc. They have
> no problems accessing the files on the server from the win98 pc's but
> the win2k pc keeps dropping the connection... I would normally say... ok
> its some hardware problem with the win2k box... BUT if i copy files to
> and from shares on the win98 pc's it works fine... and if I copy files
> FROM the samba server it works fine... it only drops the connection when
> writing to the server... If i'm copying a file to the server the little
> icon in the sys tray pops up every couple of secs saying the lan
> connection is down then it goes away and then it pops back up a couple
> of seconds later... VERY strange behaviour....
> Any clues???
> Thanks,
> Jason N.

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