[Samba] Network Drives Dropping Out

Adam Tauno WIlliams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Sep 21 15:07:46 GMT 2004

The redXs mean the connection has been dropped probably due to idle
time, this is done in order to conserve resources on the server.  This
is normal.


> > 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.
> >> 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.

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