[Samba] Network lockups with win98 and samba 3

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Aug 3 17:25:59 GMT 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 11:26:19PM +1000, Gary Newcombe wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is a new install on a network comprised of win98 and xp machines. I'm a
> relative newbie to samba and getting some errors and problems. I would much
> appreciate some advice on my setup.
> The setup is samba-3.0.23,1 running on FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE as a windows
> server replacement and with clients mostly running dos POS software on win98
> machines and other dos and windows software on win98 and xp machines - no
> windows servers.
> As there was no real user/password security in the place, I tried to set up
> samba using nobody/anon access as much as possible so that we could just
> drop the server in. The windows machines are all set up to use the samba
> server for wins resolution through dhcp as well as dns etc.
> The main problem is that the windows 98 machines keep hard locking and need
> a hard reset (usually) to get the network back. To begin with, I had oplocks
> set to default on. The winxp machines were ok but the win98 machines were
> locking every 3 to 4 transactions. They would also freeze after an extended
> period left idle. This is also after updating them all. Disabling oplocks
> seems to have helped, but there are still problems, mostly like the examples
> following.
> Any comments and suggestions much appreciated.

Try turning off sendfile. We should detect a Win9x client and
not use sendfile, but it won't hurt to be sure.


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