[Samba] client hangs

Colb, Andrew andy at ici.org
Thu Oct 3 09:54:25 MDT 2013


Has anything changed on your DCs? 

When we had a similar sounding issue it took us about a month to connect that a) a Windows domain controller had its IP address changed with b) the old IP address was still lurking in DNS that was managed by the DC. Once the obsolete addressing was repaired, Samba started working correctly again. We were not able, however, to create a scenario that would lead to the failure, so we solved the problem only by inference. The one (simple) test that we did use was to put the DC address relationships into the Samba server's /etc/hosts and saw the issue disappear.

Andy Colb

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Doug Tucker
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:21 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] client hangs


I've exhausted myself on this issue.  Our samba server has been up and 
running for ages without any issues.  About 6 weeks ago quite suddenly 
we began having intermittent clients hangs network wide and I'm at a 
loss to find the issue.  The users have so named them the windows 
explorer status bar of death.  It has been extremely disruptive when it 
happens.  Looking at the logs at the time of the event there doesn't 
seems to be anything particularly unusual anywhere.  It's as if all is 
well in the world at every level. Network is quiet, file server is fine, 
samba server is fine, but client attempts to access a resource on a 
shared drive either by saving, or just simply clicking on a folder on 
the shared drive can takes minutes to complete.  Anyone else suddently 
experiencing this?

Clients are mostly windows7.  Though even the mac clients as well as the 
linux clients are seeing the slowness.

Running samba: samba-3.0.33-3.39.el5_8
Centos5 x86_64

I know I'm not providing much here, but I simply can't find anything 
relevant to send.


Doug Tucker

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