Can SMB and NFS get along in Debian?
The Machines involved:
The Culprit: Debian Etch File server (Samba & NFS exports)
Attached: Windows XP
Attached: Kunbuntu Feisty Fawn
Attached: Laptop, Dual Kunbuntu/ Windows XP
Other Windows machines on network, but are not linked to server.
The Network interface freezes up on occasion. Anywhere between immediately, and week or so. When frozen, even communication with itself via web interface is impossible.
I can solve this by stopping and starting the Eth interface. (Sometimes Smb needs to be restarted afterward.) However, the most prolonged up times involved a complete shutdown and restart.
I have changed the network cards, (disabled onboard via BIOS, and installed new working one from another machine) still with the same results.
I have also shut down all Windows machines and continue to have this problem.
When in this state, an attempt at communication with the machine does not return an error (as if the device was shut down) but continues attempting before eventually timing out.
I Have no idea what could be causing this. I have had the same setup before with the server being RedHat ES without an issue.
Thank you for your time.