[Samba] XP Pro and offline files

Ron Loxton ronloxton at rogers.com
Wed Mar 9 22:46:19 GMT 2005

I have done that to other machines on my network.
But I need my laptop to have offline files.


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Robert Schetterer
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:20 PM
To: Ron Bookman
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Subject: Re: [Samba] XP Pro and offline files

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Hi you can take total control of offline folders behavior with policies, win
xp is different in many ways ...i note that a simple redirect of "my_files"
causes a offline folder behavior ( i think this should be a feature not a
bug ) , i got out off all this problems with poledit.exe and ntconfig.pol
and some special adms.
Good Luck

Ron Bookman schrieb:
| AndyLiebman at aol.com writes:
|> _ronloxton at rogers.com_ (mailto:ronloxton at rogers.com)   writes:
|> All:
|> Not sure if this is an XP Pro issue or a  samba issue.
|> I am running v3.0.3 of the samba server  acting as a Domain 
|> controller and file server. The problem that I run into  is that 
|> every once in a while, while connected to the network the network  
|> shares go offline.
|> I am running XP Pro SP2 and I am not  really sure where to start to 
|> troubleshoot  this.
|> I wrote in about a similar thing just yesterday. We're using Samba
|> 3.02 on
|> about 40 Linux servers and our users are complaining about the same 
|> thing once in a while. Really only on a few machines. But the symptom 
|> is there.
|> Seems to
|> happen more with SP2 than it happened with SP1 -- but that's not a 
|> scientific  observation.
|> In a couple of cases, we could see in the /var/log/messages that the 
|> "link beat" was being lost continually. Replacing cables and switches 
|> between Server and Client got rid of that problem (we don't know 
|> which element was causing the  problem, but making everything new 
|> fixed it).
|> But a few other users are still complaining about these random 
|> disconnections and we are not sure either how to troubleshoot. We 
|> have asked  users to carefully document exactly when the 
|> disconnections occur -- and on what machine and subnet -- so that we 
|> can look for clues in the logs. But so far, nothing in the logs is 
|> sticking out. Not all machines on a given pathway from Server to 
|> Client disconnect at the same time -- so unless it's a "last cable"
|> problem
|> it's not likely to be a hardware issue.
|> BTW, we're running the 2.6.6 kernel on a mainly Mandrake distribution.
|> Hopefully, somebody who reads these postings will have a clue or two.
|> Regards,
|> Andy Liebman
|> --
| I also asked about this back in January...googles and searches through 
| the archives turned up several people with the same issue, but not a 
| resolution.
| I believe it's a Samba issue, mainly because the problem didn't appear 
| until I retired our old Samba v2 server and migrated to a new Samba
| 3.0.7 one. The only solution I've been able to come with is disabling 
| offline files...and of course, our president's laptop was one of the 
| machines affected. Some machines took longer to become problematic 
| than others and a few are still trouble-free....and I can't find any 
| settings that make a difference. I don't know if SP2 is an issue or 
| not, since all our XP (Pro) machines were patched with SP2 prior to 
| doing the Samba upgrade.
| Good luck!
| Ron Bookman

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Best Regards
Robert Schetterer

Munich / Bavaria / Germany

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