[Samba] Win 98 loosing it.

Bob Crandell bob at assuredcomp.com
Wed Mar 17 15:17:36 GMT 2004


One of my friends came to me with a problem I've heard of before but haven't
found an answer yet.

Her situation is a Windows network with a mixture of Win XP and Win 98
computers.  There are 4 98 machines of which 2 are giving her, and now me,
fits.  Seems these 2 loose their drive mappings after about 5 - 10 minutes of
idle time.  They work fine as long as the user is actively doing something.

We have replaced the network cables, network cards, even the network switch.
No joy.  we have routed the cable from the computer to another drop to bypass
the wire in the wall.  No joy.  I setup a continuous ping.  The computer lost
it's drive mappings right on schedule even though the ping never failed.  Last
night I setup a tiny file copy to the server that runs continuously.  I'll
find out this morning if it made a difference.

I suspect it's a timeout issue in Win 98 and a registery hack will fix it.
Has anyone seen this before?  How did you fix it?  What search phrase would
bring up the answer?


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