[Samba] time sensitive error "the specified network name is no longer available."

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 29 22:07:02 GMT 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 04:51:34PM -0500, Tom Peters wrote:
> At 04:09 PM 10/29/2008 -0500, William Marshall wrote:
>> I have a user w/ puzzling error. We have not been able to get a tcpdump or
>> significant samba log, but I'm posting to see if anyone else has seen
>> this. I did find some older posts that point to possible
>> client issues.
>> We're running samba 3.0.25b on RHEL4.
>> The user reports:
>> I am getting an error whenever I want to make a copy of a MS Excel file on
>> my shared network drive:
>> (From windows explorer) I was trying to create a copy, and when I do the
>> paste I get the error.
>> Cannot copy _filename_: The specified network name is no longer
>> available."
>> And then the file that is created is corrupt. The original file is about
>> 240K.
>> Now for the timing part. If she executes the copy command, and waits
>> (count 1,2,3,4 seconds) then it seems like it works.
> Seems to be a common problem that no one has been able to address yet. 

No, it's a problem on a release dated June 26, 2007. We've done quite
a few fixes since them, maybe you'd like to try some of them :-).

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