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Old 05-31-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
ImaMess
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SUSE 9.3 server, xp workstations. Now, workstations can't reconnect after reboot


I am SURE this is something simple.

I have SUSE 9.3 server and multiple XP workstations. All has worked fine, for years, until today. A user reported not being able to access his home directory (or any shared directory). The user said this happened before any reboot, but a reboot or booting up a cold machine has been the only way I could reproduce the problem. I worried at first that something was wrong with the data/server, but all other machines I have checked that were connected this morning were still working properly--accessing directories and could view and open files--this afternoon.

Workstations that have booted up since the problem began get an ip address from the server and can ping the server by ip; they can access the internet. I receive the "cannot reconnect all network drives" error and cannot access anything using the previously mapped network drives.

This morning, I was in YAST but, to my knowledge did not make any changes. I was also in Samba to check on connections and open files. While in the Samba (which I access using firefox) I browsed several tabs which I normally do not visit. Again, I made no changes. I am the first to admit that clearly, I must have changed something...

I had the assistance of an advisor/specialist to create this network and I have limited skills (sufficient to this point) in mananging it. Unfortunately, I am unable to contact that person at this time.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Would this be a case where rebooting the server might restore the correct start up options?

Is there any harm in trying this?
 
Old 05-31-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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Smile AHA moment...problem solved.

It was something simple...I had accidently stopped nmdb...I was so sure I had not done that I was looking for something more complex. The symptoms I had pointed straight to that so in today's round of trouble shooting, I checked that first. To my delight, it worked.
 
  


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