[Samba] Network Drives Dropping Out

Christoph Scheeder christoph.scheeder at scheeder.de
Tue Sep 21 08:13:44 GMT 2004

yes, we have seen this before.
It seems not to be a samba issue, as one of our customers has had this 
symptoms in an winnt-only domain and they still persist after an upgrade 
of the DC to win2k.
We have searched the complete network for problems, but couldn't find
anything. running out of CAL's isn't the problem, and all the switches
have been replaced.
I even have the red-crosses some times in my two-computer-home-network,
but every time i double click the crossed-out share i can access it 
without problems.
It's not reproducible, nor does anything show up in the logs of samba.
Not much help, i know.
But you are not the only one facing this effect.

joshua.gooding at csm.com.au schrieb:

> Hi All,
> I am looking after a site that is running redhat 7.2 and Samba 3.0.2a-1.
> There is a mixture of Windows 98 and Windows XP clients on the network.
> Recently the Windows XP clients have
> been having problems with mapped network drives. The drives map fine but
> certain times during the day users get access denied error messages when
> accessing the drives. This lasts
> for a few minutes and without having to touch anything they are back
> working normally. Sometimes the drives in XP also come up with red 'x' next
> to them.
> Has anyone seen this before?
> Cheers

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