[Samba] Roaming Profiles & oplocks problems
jra at samba.org
Mon Oct 17 03:41:35 GMT 2005
On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 12:12:47AM +0100, Rob Mason wrote:
> Well, as I thought there was no LAN 'issue' as such. I've swapped cables, NICS,
> switches - and used the cross-over cable straight between the server and
> a client.
> However, I believe I have diagnosed the fault. I've been monitoring
> some of the traffic using my laptop and have inadvertently logged into
> the domain as a domain user from my laptop - it worked fine. This got
> me to thinking that the problem may be related to the ghosted images on
> the XP clients (yes I generated a new SID). At first I thought it could
> be the NIC drivers, so I changed one of the 3coms to a Intel. This
> didn't chnage anything. The only other hardware common to all clients
> was the video card - an NVIDIA TNT2 M64. A quick Google on 'NVIDIA
> samba roaming profiles' got me:
> After removing the NVIDIA driver from my test client the problem
> completely vanished! Go figure! I'm completely at a loss for words.
> Why video driver software would affect SMB comms is completely baffling.
> I've put this one down to experience and will in future test hardware
> combinations prior to adding into the LAN.
> Thanks for all the help and guidance, it was truly appreciated. And I
> guess it was a network issue in the end!!!
Wow that's incredibly weird ! I wonder how the NVidia driver affects
the SMB stack ? Windows truely is a nasty mess of twisty passages :-).
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