[Samba] Samba -> Linux copies fine, Samba -> Windows hangs all existing connections

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Nov 16 18:06:24 GMT 2006

Denis wrote:
> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> I'm running Samba 3.0.23c on Debian-arm (unstable), kernel 2.6.18.
>> I can copy files from the Samba server just fine, when I do it from a 
>> Linux machine.
>> When I want to copy files from the Samba server to a Windows XP SP2 
>> machine (connection made from Windows), it copies a couple of files, 
>> and then everything just freezes - Samba doesn't send any more 
>> packets, and I have to reconnect all connections.
>> SSH connection is untouched, and this phenomenon concerns only files 
>> copied via Samba.
>> Anyone else seen this?
> I have opposite situation, could get files from Windows but Linux fails, 
> server runs FreeBSD. From other side I can get files using xsmbrowser 
> but it still working very slow and I'm unable to download big file.
> Any ideas what could it be?

See my answer I posted earlier - I used these socket options (on Linux 
on ARM):


Also, this page lead me to set the buffers lower:


Replying to Aaron's message:

> Without posting any logs, it's rather difficult to guess. 

Samba just logged that the client had disconnected, which was only 
partially true, because the client certainly didn't want to connect.

Tomasz Chmielewski

More information about the samba mailing list