network crash using smbclient

Philippe Bertin philippe.bertin at
Sat Dec 8 11:03:55 GMT 2007


Apparantly you loose your network ip address ? What does
/way/to/your/startup/scripts/network start
/sbin/ifup eth0 (your problematic network interface is eth0, I guess ?)
give as a result when you have these network problems ? Do you get your 
network capabilities back ? I can hardly imagine that samba would be at 
the origin of the problems that you describe ?

I may be (quite) wrong, but from what you tell, I'd rather suspect some 
problems with your network interface(/driver) which probably only shows 
up whenever *sending* big files over that interface ? Are you sure you 
use the correct driver for your interface? Do you have an idea if the 
same problem would occur when sending over the big file using NFS ? If 
using samba for sending over the file, are you sure the problem really 
doesn't always occur at the *very* same place ?

Kind regards

Andrea Lanza wrote:

>Hi all,
>I am facing the following problem:
>if I copy a large file (more than 8GB, i.e.) from a local linux workstation 
>to a SMB server (both samba N.A.S. than windows xp /2003), I have no
>If I try to copy back the same file, after a while (1GB... 2GB, sometimes 5
>I got an error about smb server unavailable.
>At this point I have no more network on the linux pc. I tried to
>ifdown/ifup, I tried to change ip address via yast 
>(I am running on an opensuse 10.2 box): no net available !!
>I also tried to uninstall anything installed (3.0.23) and install the latest
>binaries 3.027: no changes !
>I also tried both mounting locally the SMB remote via mount.cifs than using
>and using get command after: no changes !!
>The only way I have to make the pc having back the net is to reboot it 
>(network light is on: ethtool see it connected: route sees the same thing
>before and after crash !! )
>If I try to ping a local net host, I get the error: Destination Host
>What can I check ? kernel: #1 smbclient: both 3.023 than
>thanks in advance,

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