[Samba] Samba logins disconnect?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Feb 1 16:56:32 MST 2012

On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 03:31:19PM -0800, Carl G. Riches wrote:
> I have been chasing down a problem where PC logins to our Samba
> server get disconnected from their printer and file shares.  Here is
> the sequence of events:
>   User logs in to PC
>   File shares from NetApp file server are mapped and mounted
>   Printer shares from Samba server go into "opening" state, may or
>     may not become "Ready"
>   Later, mapped network drives are "Disconnected Network Drives" and
>     printers may report "Ready" but printing fails
>   Opening a mapped network drive brings it out of "Disconnected" state
>     but but it will go back to "Disconnected" after a few minutes
>   Opening a printer window from "Printers and Faxes" may re-initialize
>     the printer but may not
> Here's our environment:
>   server room:
>     Samba 3.0.21
>     NetApp Release 7.3.4 file server
>   client networks:
>     Winows XP clients
>   IPsec tunnel (running on pfSense 2.0 firewalls) connects server room
>     to client networks
> I haven't been able to find anything helpful in web searches,
> although there are a number of hits on similar problems.

This is a very old and unsupported version of Samba. Is there
a chance you can test with a newer version ?


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