[Samba] winxp samba problem

Frank Muller fmuller12 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 00:18:06 GMT 2007


I have a newly loaded WinXP/SP2 laptop connecting to a FC6 samba share.  The
first 2-3 accesses to the share work fine but then it goes south.

The access times are extremely long.  I did a tcpdump on the FC6 box and see
constant samba traffic between the laptop
and the server when there is no actively on the laptop.  I have a different
laptop running WinXP which doesn't behave
in the same manner.  After a 2-3 minutes, the network traffic stops and I
can resume using the laptop.  During this period, the
laptop appears to be hung.  Connection between the two is via wifi.  I don't
see any other problems while using the network.

Both boxes are updated to the latest and greatest.  Samba is
samba-3.0.24-4.fc6, samba-client-3.0.24-4.fc6, samba-common-3.0.24-4.fc6

Extensive googling has found nothing helpfully.

Below is my smb.conf


oplocks = no
   workgroup = MONKEY
   server string = Data Server
   security = user
   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
   load printers = yes
cups options = raw
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 100
   dns proxy = no

   comment = All Printers
   path = /usr/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes
   comment = Data share
   path = /data1/smbshare
   valid users = smbuser
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   comment = Video share
   path = /data2/video
   valid users = smbuser
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no

Thanks for your help.

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