[Samba] Streaming large videos causes server's networking to crash

Quinn Fissler qfissler at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 00:47:35 MDT 2009

Which network device are you using?

when it happens, do a
on the server. Anything interesting there?

I had a similar symptoms which turned out to be caused by the Realtek device
on my motherboard and the driver in my Linux distro. (and when I fixed that
by using another driver, my machine was still not stable so I swapped the
motherboard out for an older one - that's when I found I also had a faulty
sata data cable... Just be warned that problems don't always come alone)

2009/7/29 Paul Accisano <shiningmasamune at gmail.com>

> Greetings all; I really hope someone can help me.  I recently upgraded
> to the most recent version (from a year-old version) of Samba, on a
> server now running on Ubuntu Server Jaunty Jackalope x64.  After
> upgrading, whenever I play large media files on my Vista machine
> streamed from the Samba server, the networking functionality on the
> server drops out.  Sometimes it happens after playing a video for 2
> minutes, sometimes it takes 2 hours.  After it drops out, running
> /etc/init.d/networking restart on the local terminal restores networking
> functionality.  Rebooting also has this effect.  This never happened
> before I upgraded, so I doubt it's a hardware problem.  I see the
> following in the log for the computer the video was being viewed on:
> [2009/07/29 01:13:21,  0] lib/util_sock.c:write_data(1136)
> [2009/07/29 01:13:21,  0] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_addr_internal(1676)
>  getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected
>  write_data: write failure in writing to client Error
> Connection reset by peer
> [2009/07/29 01:13:21,  0] smbd/process.c:srv_send_smb(74)
>  Error writing 4159 bytes to client. -1. (Transport endpoint is not
> connected)
> [2009/07/29 01:13:21,  1] smbd/service.c:close_cnum(1323)
>  murahime (::ffff: closed connection to service Paul's Folder
> and the following in log.nmbd:
> [2009/07/29 01:13:23,  0]
> nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:become_local_master_stage2(395)
>  *****
>  Samba name server DITE is now a local master browser for workgroup
> WORKGROUP on subnet
>  *****
> Any ideas?
> --Paul Accisano
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