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Old 08-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Copying files from fedora 7 system stalls at max of 10 windows xp computers


I am a teacher trying to set up my own classroom network. I know there is a 5 computer limit to networking using xp home edition (which I have), thus I an using linux (Fedora 7) as a stand alone server to avoid the limitation. The linux box can SEE and access the windows computers and vice versa although I have to restart samaba to get the windows units to see it sometimes. Problem: I have tried to tranfer files from the linux box to the other computers, but only 10 transfers will occur simultaneously. When I attempt to get the 11th computer transfering, smb stalls until one of the other computers is finished. I this caused by a samba setting or a windows issue? Note: All the computers (14 of them) are networked wirelessly (linksys WRT54G) - I'm pretty sure this is not the problem.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!


Can you check the systems logs, namely the samba ones?
It *could* be a configuration issue, it could be a
wifi saturation problem, ... check the status (packt
loss, retransmits and the like) using ifconfig.



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Old 08-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

I'm looking in var/log/samba right? If so, many files most empty. example: log.pc11.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1. What should I look for.
 
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Hard to say ... it's been a long time that I had to look into
Samba at all. In the non-empty files, look for errors of any
kind. There also should be a generic file, giving status info
of the server rather than relating to individual clients.


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P.S.: Would you mind me taking that thread over to the networking
forum? Chances of helpful answers may be higher there.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
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You probably have a line like

Quote:
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
You may be better changing this to just one log along the lines of

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log file = /var/log/samba/temp.log
Until you get things sorted - then everything will get logged in one place for you
 
  


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