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I'm esperiencing a strange behaviour of win about network communication while trying to access samba-shared stuff on the linux server
I successfully authenticate and get a list of shared folders but when I try to access one of them apparently the explorer window hungs
the thruth is, it doesn't properly hang, but after some minutes (I'm talking about 10 to 20 minutes!) it starts working as it should: I can browse and manipulate files as expected
I remember experiencing this win a win-win connection with the same hardware on my side (a Broadcom 4401 ethernet card integrated on a A7v8X mobo) some months ago while the other pc was able to accessinstantly my shared stuff
is it a known problem? if not are there chances that's an hardware prob instead of winxp malfunctioning? how can I check it using linux instead of win (I've debian installed on this system too)
smb.conf is plainly the default one with just the right workgroup set and "security = user" uncommented out (I avoided to paste it here since it's quite long, but I can do it if necessary)
I have 2 pcs and 1 router connected through a switch, the only firewall is on the router (winxp internal firewall is disabled). samba server is on PC2 (debian only, headless pc), PC1 has both winxp and debian. the router acts as a DHCP server but both PCs have their static lan ip (PC1 is 10.0.0.1 and PC2 is 10.0.0.2, while router is 10.0.0.138)
every other interaction from PC1 to PC2 gives no trouble (from ping to ssh etc)