[Samba] WinXP lost connection to Samba fileserver

Petr Vyhnal samba at cns-net.cz
Fri Jan 21 10:16:46 GMT 2005


I have big problem with WinXP clients on my network. I tried to find 
some solution via google, but without success. I have Win2K Server as a 
PDC and Linux machine as a fileserver. Linux box is joined in domain and 
all users are authorised against W2K server. When I start WXP client 
everything works OK. But after about 30 minutes client workstation lost 
connection to Samba server and only way how to get it working is to 
reboot workstation. Samba server is visibe in network neighbourhood, but 
when I try to access network drives, computer freeze for long time and 
few minutes after show me login dialog or message that drive is not 
accessible. I really don't know what I can do with it.



Tech details:

PDC: Windows 2000 Server SP4
Linux: Mandrakelinux 9.1
Samba: Samba 3.0.2a from samba.org binary packages for Mdk 9.1

smb.conf - global part:

   workgroup = mycomp
   netbios name = server3
   server string = File Server
   printcap name = cups
   load printers = yes
   printing = cups
   log file = /var/log/samba3/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   log level = 3
   hosts allow = 10.1. 10.2. 127.
   map to guest = bad user
   security = domain
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba3/smbpasswd
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   interfaces =
   local master = no
   os level = 2
   domain master = no
   preferred master = no
   domain logons = no
   name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
   wins server =
   dns proxy = no
   case sensitive = no
   dos charset = 852
   unix charset = ISO8859-2

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