[Samba] Win2K and Samba 2.2.5

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Mon Sep 6 17:16:21 GMT 2004

this doesnt sound like a samba problem.
I have noticed equal failures with playing mp3,
in my case i notice that if a connect is interupted , by what failure 
ever ( switch network etc ) the player stops playing mp3.
For playing mp3 on a 24 hour i would recommend to use linux
and store the mp3 direct on the playing machine.
( using mp3blaster console , or many other ) maybe a nfs mount would do 
it better.
Using real mp3 streaming may also help you out, cause in streaming the
player caches the sound ,so small interupts are not from interest.
Perhaps you should upgrade you samba version
for suse new samba bins are here
for 8.1
there are many other possibilities which will work also
what you want
switching to reiser may also help
at last you should upgrade to suse 9.1 and samba 3.06
for many security reasons, also check your cabeling and hubs switches
For win xp i cant say the  behavior playing mps from a samba share is 
really different depending on the player ( winamp, media play etc )
so changing the player may help too.
turning on log level high will show you more info in your current setup.
Best Regards

Chris Roubekas schrieb:
> Dear all,
>     I have a SuSE 8.1 Installation running on a box and
> mixed windows versions on clients doing domain loggons
> etc on the SuSE8.1 box (I have activated Samba on it
> and all works just fine!).
>     One of them has Win2K and it is running a software that plays
> MP3s from the SuSE server on a 24hour basis (that is non-stop).
>     For the past few months, the Win2K client will show an
> unexpected error stating :"There is a problem on your hard disk
> or the network" which causes all MP3 playing to cease. 
> At that point, I have to terminate the program and restart it
> so it can continue. This doesn't make any sense since
> all other clients on the network can play those mp3s without
> any problems, however they do not play on a 24hour basis.
>     I have checked for bad clusters etc on the SuSE machine, none
> found. I have checked the MP3s which caused the system to stop
> but they are absolutely fine and I can play them on any other PC
> including the one that stopped!!
>     In addition, whenever something like this happens, I get the following
> error in the /var/log/messages log file:
> Jul 20 18:01:41 mp3 smbd-classic[18241]: [2004/07/20 18:01:41, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_data(436)
> Jul 20 18:01:41 mp3 smbd-classic[18241]:   read_data: read failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer
> Also I do not seem to get any errors in the /var/log/samba/log.smb or log/nmb files
> which I wonder why....
> I have tried to figure out what the hell that error means and I cannot find
> anything for the life of me!!!
> I even changed my network cards on both (client and server) still nothing!
> The error continues to appear on the client and the server.
> It does not appear on a periodic interval (i.e. every 6 hours or something
> like that) so I cannot seem to trace it in any way!!!!
> I even re-installed my entire SuSE from scratch and fully patched it from
> fou4s and still no results! The only thing that I have not done yet is to upgrade
> it to Samba 3 (in case the Samba-Team has fixed something like this
> for which I have no idea since I am a very new linux user).
> Please, please, please help me with this one! It is driving me absolutely
> CRAZY!!!!
> Thank you in advance for your time and effort
> Kind Regards,
> Chris
> PS : The client that has these problems is running Windows 2000 SP:2.

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