[Samba] Network Drives Dropping Out

Tom Skeren tms3 at fskklaw.com
Tue Sep 21 14:53:03 GMT 2004

Christoph Scheeder wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Christoph 

Ditto here....can't seem to lock it down.

> 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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