[Samba]Samba clients disconnect periodically

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 15:49:06 GMT 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 10:39 AM, PIOTR Walczak <p_walczak at grey.com.pl> wrote:
> John,
> yes it causing problem. This can happen even if you copy file on the
> server.
> Suddenly the workstation (especially MacOSX) is disconnected from
> server and you have to connect again.
> But I have  Samba server on MacOSX and this problem does not exist
That is not normal. Have you checked you network switches / NIC to see
if they are experiencing dropouts under a load? You can do this by
flooding a lot of packets from client to server using a program like
netperf (needs to run on client and server) and setting it to run for
several minutes. While it is doing that you can look at the networking
tab in the Windows Task Manager. If the connection has a drop out you
will see that on the graph.


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