[Samba] Re: Error messages every 32min after Win2k security update

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Jan 2 07:45:31 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-01-01 at 21:52 -0500, Marc Sherman wrote:
> Michael Lueck wrote:
> > Typically connection resets are a hardware based problem - LAN cable 
> > first, the NIC or hub/switch.
> I'd be very surprised if it's hardware -- the samba box hosts a lot of 
> other services used by the windows boxes, including email (smtp and 
> imaps), which get hammered a lot heavier than samba does, and none of 
> the other services are complaining about connection problems.

As a rule, we don't rule these things out that easily.  I would properly
investigate the network layer, just in case.  CIFS is unique in the way
it holds open long sessions which can be rather sensitive to
disconnection (with subsequent failures in oplock breaks, and other

As to this particular error, if the client isn't complaining, it may
just mean that the client disconnected from the server, in an abrupt
manner.  The new 'timing' basis might be due to something now touching
the connections every 30 mins.  I'm a bit more worried however, because
of the 'breaks on access' part - it smells like the kind of issue that
bad network hardware brings up.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at samba.org
Authentication Developer, Samba Team            http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net

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