[Samba] Arrggg Samba is not behaving

Jeroen Verstegen jeroen at jota.nl
Sat Sep 25 07:10:00 GMT 2004

I have exactly the same problem. And tried more or less the same solutions
I tried passing the shared folders through nfs on anonther samba server to
the windows clients also.

I reckon it is a faulty hard disk problem, but the fsck reports nothing. I
tried reiser and e3, but the problem persists.
Indeed, it does not happen on a regular basis, only about once every
three/four days and than sometimes 3 times a day.
So maybe it is a time-out problem?
How could I fix that?

I have two servers one Samba PDC and one NFS fileserver. PDC gets files from
NFSserver through imported nfs
Windows machines get to the files on NFSserv through Samba on PDC
Would it be better to install samba on NFS server as well, as a BDC? Maybe
it would take the load of samba server?

If someone knows a solution I'd very much like to hear it as well,


jeroen at jota.nl

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+jeroen=jota.nl at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+jeroen=jota.nl at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: vrijdag 24 september 2004 9:23
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Arrggg Samba is not behaving

Dear all,

    A while ago I posted a message regading the way Samba is behaving
and some problems that I was facing with Windows "loosing"
the connection with the server...
Here is another sample of what my /var/log/messages still looks like:

Sep 19 15:08:01 Srv smbd-classic[3499]: [2004/09/19 15:08:01, 0]
Sep 19 15:08:01 Srv smbd-classic[3499]:   read_data: read failure for 4.
Error = Connection reset by peer

Whenever Windows Clients report a "Network or Hard Disk failure" I get this
message in the logs and the only thing that I can do is reboot the Windows
client. This is a very big problem for me as the Windows machine that
the most plays MP3's from the server on a 24 hour basis and its interuption
means big problem from my boss....

I have tried everything. From reinstalling my Linux box from scratch,
Windows2000 from scratch (SP2) changing network cards, checking the wiring
my network, checking intensity of the network cables (yes even brought a
to assist me with that because I had no idea how to check that), connected
Srv with Win2000 via a cross-over cable (just in case the switcher was
and tons of other scenarios. Nothing! Zilch!

Unfortunately I am faced with a very serious problem since this occurs
every week (sometimes more than 3 times a day!!!).

Looked in google for this. Another person who had the same problem
had a solution published with op_locks etc, tried that...nothing!

Can someone give me a good idea??

Thank you tons!

PS: Samba is running on SuSE Linux 9.1 Samba 3.0.2a-51
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