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Old 07-20-2003, 09:17 AM   #1
chunkymonkey
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Samba releasing shares after a while


Hi there, I seem to be having a problem with a server I have set up sharing a directory and printer in Samba.

Everything is fine and dandy - then when a period of time elapses the shares seem to be dumped on the windows terminals.

This is getting most infuriating - as a reboot to the server the shares reappear.

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TIA

John
 
Old 07-20-2003, 01:45 PM   #2
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In a nutshell you will find that even windows 95 and windows 98 don't communicate with windows servers that well they have hang ups... We use 3 dns's, 2 gateways, 5 wins, no dhcp server and this doesn't have a full proof plan one minute your up the next time you login your down......


The best results I've seen yet are with putty.exe or netshell.exe...
use ssl to protect the login to linux machine. Know I here rlogin is a good product but has flaws in security....

Now you will get these kids on here how spend a ridiculous amount of time tweaking Samba to get it to work for them....


I think some of the issues that stem from Samba is everybody uses there Linux box to watch movies, play games and just about everything else. With Samba on there it puts to big of stress on the machine... At one time I had Apache 2.0 and Samba on Redhat 8.0 and it slowed it down greatly......

But, I hope you there use it generously the only time I really played with Samba was to save work that took hours to create....
Other then that I used my USB stick 128 mb to swap files that were small in size....

Hopefully one day Linux will use the Serial port to transfer files on a dos to unix command line level so the program will work faster and with less of a GUI to interfere..........

Well later...

chris...
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Chris.

What it is we are connecting Windows XP Professional machines to this Linux Server - Running Red Hat 9.

The server is solely for the use of serving files - like as a shared common directory for 5 PC's to connect - so that the employees can save all their data to.

What seems to happen is that after say 40 mins or so - all connection to these shared components "die" causing the error of not seeing the printer on the network etc.

As this would not be a problem to computer literate chaps like ourselves, the end user of this solution (and their team) is actually as computer literate as a 1977 Ford Fiesta L.

What I need to do - by hook or crook is just get it set so the server does not disconnect - or even have some way of validating the servers sharing and when it checks and finds the disconnection, then it reruns Samba (or whatever!)

Also with Red Hat Linux 9 - using an old Athlon 800 motherboard - a gigabyte (with the old Slot processor) - Linux does not recognise a Western Digital 120Gb when trying to install onto this it causes the system to hang when its time to format the drives - is this a common thing??
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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Sorry to see a company has put you through so much strife over a basic data or database instead of going with Oricle or another means of saving data such as Excel or Access......

This company would be best off using a hole Linux setup Running StarOffice....


Working with Lineighborhood works all right as long as you don't exceed more then 2000 shares.....Your problem with this program is it runs in Linux not in Windows XP so there is no help to windows computers dieing or unable to connect to a Linux server...


I know there is a patch to the registry that must be used for Windows XP to recongize Linux Samba setup.....


It might be better for you to post this to the Linux Software furom there you will find the 10% of people how tweak Samba for there use.....


The other issue with hard drive of 120 gig's is a common problem just post that question to the Hardware furom you will get a response.....

later.....

chris.....
 
  


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